Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers

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The filling for these Jalapeño peppers is very straightforward and simple… not much more than ground pork with scallion and garlic, really. It is the sauce, though, that I think makes this dish. It is based on Oyster Sauce mixed with some rice wine and a little chilli oil, and the sweetness of the primary ingredient is just right without needing any added sugar…

The Ingredients

  • 3 – 4 good sized Jalapeño peppers;
  • 1/4lb ground Pork;
  • 2 Scallions, minced;
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Puree;
  • ½ tsp. Soy Sauce;
  • ½ tsp. White Pepper;
  • 6 Tbsp. Oyster Sauce;
  • 6 Tbsp. Rice Wine, or Sherry;
  • 1 Tbsp. Chilli Oil.

 

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First, mix together the pork, scallion, garlic, soy sauce and pepper, stirring well, and then let this sit for at least 30 minutes.

 

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Cut the Jalapeño peppers in half and make ‘canoes’ out of them. Then stuff the pork mix into each half.

 

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Mix together the remaining three ingredients and set aside.

 

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Heat a little oil in a pan over moderate heat and add the stuffed peppers, skin side down. When the undersides are nicely seared, turn the peppers over and cook until nicely browned and cooked through. I find it helpful to cover then pan and add the occasional splash of water to get a little steam going.

 

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Finally, add in the sauce mix and let it cook down a little until syrupy. Plate the peppers for service and spoon a little of the sauce over top.

 

 

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