Crab Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers
4 oz. Dungeness crabmeat, well drained
1/3 cup minced
1/4 cup minced green
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup beer
Corn oil for deep frying
All purpose flour
1/2 Hass avocado, peeled, diced
1/2 mild salsa drained
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
Starting just below the stem, cut jalapenos lengthwise in half, leaving the stems attached. Remove all seeds and core-completely. Place jalapenos in heavy medium saucepan. Cover with cold water and bring to simmer. Drain. Repeat process. Dry jalapenos with paper towels. (My hubby tells me that this step is to somewhat soften the jalapenos. You don't want them too soft though!)
Combine crab, onion, bell pepper and mayonnaise in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Fill jalapeno cavities with crab mixture. Press halves together to compress filling. (You can do this step up to 4 hours ahead of cooking. Just cover and chill)
Place 1/2 cup flour in bowl. Gradually whisk in beer. Let stand 30 minutes.
Heat oil in heavy deep pot to 375 degrees F. Whisk batter to smooth. Dredge jalapenos in flour. Holding stem end, dip into batter to coat completely and depp fry in batches until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer jalapenos topaper towels and drain.
Combine avocado, salsa and mayonnaise in small bowl. Season to taste. Enjoy!
Having not actually made these myself, it does sound a bit involved, however, Jamie has made them several times now, so he's got it DOWN! We do not use the *salsa* that the recipe recommends. Instead, my hubby found in the Asian foods isle a sweet/sour type sauce. It's Vietnamese I think and the company name is Mae Ploy. It's called Vietnamese food every, it's that reddish orange sauce that they give you with the egg rolls or . It's not the same as the red sauce at Chinese food places, although that would probably work too...you just wouldn't have the spiciness. Just a note, because you remove the insides of the jalapeno, the end result is not *hot* like you would think biting into a jalapeno would be. It's really good! Enjoy!and is a 25 fl. oz. bottle. It's delicious with the jalapenos because it is sweet and spicy at the same time. If you've had Thai or