Is it a fruit? I don’t know, but I can tell you it is delicious! I can’t remember exactly when i first discovered this tasty treat, but I remember seeing their little bright-red faces in a small jar in some specialty shop or another, and I just had to bring them home with me. Maybe it was the cartoonish logo, or the vibrant colors, but ultimately they sat on my countertop, rinsed and dried, waiting for me to do, well, something with them. My first instinct when faced with something new and a bit odd is to taste it. Some folks like to touch, others to smell, but I just pop things into my mouth and damn the consequences! Lucky for me, these little peppers had nothing but good things to say.
It’s hard to explain their flavor. They certainly have a bit of pepper-y-ness, but it’s so much more. It’s a bold, vibrant, somewhat sweet taste with a pleasant heat at the back end that warms without burning.
The next step in my new-food exploration is usually a pairing of some-sort. I scoured the fridge and right behind a wedge of cheddar was a small tube of fresh goat cheese. BINGO! I took a little vanilla sea salt and mixed it into the goat cheese, then proceeded to stuff the little peppers to near bursting with the mixture. I could barely get the first one done when it somehow jumped off the table into my mouth. Creamy, sweet, spicy, peppery…I was overjoyed! These little Peppadew Poppers (as I dubbed them) were awesome. The entire jar was gone in 20 minutes.
Since then I’ve found tons of uses. Peppadew Tuna Salad, Creamy Peppadew Mayo sandwich spread, CHeese-Stuffed Peppadew kabobs, Peppadew Beef Stir-fry, to name just a few. It’s an incredibly versatile, flavor powerhouse that has become a staple in my kitchen. If you think this big can is too much, think again. I open a can, separate out into recycled jars, and use as needed. I always end up giving a jar or two away to friends who have never tried them (or my mother-in-law when she comes over and raids my fridge), and the response is always a positive one.
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