If you could find me braiding “Mother Nature’s Hair” with a babysitter in the 1970’s, you can probably guess what I was doing in the early 1980’s. That’s right – rocking to Joan Jett at the college pub! When I saw these Cherry Bomb peppers at the farmer’s market this weekend I had to smile.
The woman selling them warned that they are “really hot”. The question now was what to do with twenty one “really hot” peppers. I decided to roast them, stuff them with a cooling cheese filling and store them in olive oil to use later as an appetizer.
Carefully remove the tops of the peppers with a sharp knife. Using the tip of the knife, scrape out all of the seeds and membrane. Be very careful not to touch your face while preparing these!
Place all of the cored peppers top down on a parchment covered cookie tray, drizzle with olive oil and roast at 400 F for ten minutes.
Meanwhile, roughly chop a handful of parsley and a small bunch of scallions. Add to a log of goat cheese and a half package of cream cheese. Using a fork blend together in a bowl until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
Once the peppers are cool start filling them with the cheese mixture. I use a less expensive brand of olive oil to gradually fill a Mason jar while layering the peppers. I sprinkled some dried oregano between the layers.
Store the final product in the refrigerator and use within a week. Serve the peppers cut in half, and drizzled with the oil, on sliced baguette.
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