1 TBL. Olive Oil
3/4 C. chopped Jalapenos
2 Cloves minced garlic
1/4 C. Onion — diced
3 C. Seeded, peeled and chopped tomatoes
1 TBL. Red wine vinegar
1 TBL. Fresh minced cilantro
1 TBL. diced Green olives
Salt & pepper to taste
In med. sized skillet, heat the oil. Add the jalapenos, garlic and onion. Sauté until the onion is transparent, about 3 or 4 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes are soft, about 5 min.
Add the remaining ingredients and cook for a few minutes while stirring.
Add salt & pepper to taste, if needed.
Refrigerate the salsa for at least 30 minutes before stirring and serving.
1 C. cornbread mix
3/4 C. milk
1 egg, beaten
1/2 C. drained whole kernel corn
2 sm. jalapenos, chopped
1 C.. grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 lg. onion, chopped
1/4 C. Oil
In a mixing bowl, mix together cornbread mix, milk and eggs. Add corn, jalapenos, cheese and onion. Heat oil and add to mixture. Pour into an 8 inch round pan and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
J is for Jalapenos
Jalapenos are jot, jot, HOT!!!!! But they are also full of flavor and full of zest, and add the best flavor to salsas.
And jalapenos and their hotness are also good for your health! That fire and heat is caused by capsaicin, a natural antioxidant that is being studied by scientists for its ability to slow the growth of cancer cells. In South and Central America, where lots and lots of jalapeno peppers are consumed, the rates of colon cancer are much lower than elsewhere. Peppers containing capsaicin are being studied for their natural health ability to reduce the spread of prostate cancer in men.
The heat of the jalapeno produced thermogenic energy, or fat-burning energy and jalapenos are one of the central ingredients of many new weight loss drugs, because it is said to increase metabolism and helps the body to “burn” up calories.
Capsaicin is being used in topical pain relieving patches because, when applied to the skin, it can help to reduce pain. Capsaicin can also help to relieve sinus congestion and respiratory distress.
Some like it hot – and there’s good reason!