Monday, May 16, 2011

Paleo Spicy Turkey Stuffed Grilled Japalenos

With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, I've been working on some recipes for the grill for a party we're throwing.  Starters always seem to be a little tough, and while they can be a bit labor intensive, they're usually worth it.  Depending on the type of pepper you choose, these can have some killer kick, so be sure to warn your guests.  Also, with jalapenos, it can be a total mystery as to where they fall on the heat scale (not sure why), so test one out before you serve them. 

6-7 medium jalapenos (or any other small pepper)
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Juice and zest from 1 lime

Preheat grill to high.  Cut the tops off the peppers and remove the seeds/membranes* without puncturing the pepper. In a large bowl mix the turkey and spices.  Carefully stuff the peppers - mine took about a 1/2 tbs of meat mixture - and place in a jalapeno roaster**.  Turn grill down to medium and place on the grill.  When skins blister, remove from heat.

*Suggestion, when handling peppers, wear gloves.  If you don't wear gloves, wash your hands REALLY well before you touch anything - especially your eyes.

**If you don't have a roaster, channel your inner MacGyver and try and make something to keep the peppers somewhat upright so all the juices don't run out when you're cooking them.

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