Sam Arnold's Peanut Butter Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Sam offers this simple way to enjoy an unlikely combination of hot and mild foods.


Pickled whole jalapeno peppers
Peanut butter

Slice a pepper down one side. Remove the seeds and "stringers." Fill the pepper with peanut butter. The peanut butter should make up at least 70% of the concoction. Eat the entire stuffed jalapeno in one bite to get the full effect of the hot and mild sensations in unison.

If you liked this one, don't miss Mr. Arnold's Chocolate Chile Cake.

Chile Pepper Resources

Sam Arnold recommends Chile Pepper Magazine for the lastest information on chile science,chile cuisine and chile products from all over the world. The May/June issue features a story on a chile fanatic's dream tour of Burma, spicy foods of London and how medical researches have found that a byproduct of chiles (capasaicin) helps quiet headaches, clear breathing and kill mouth pain.

Mail Order List

Here's where to find many of the chile products discussed on The Splendid Table May 18, 1996

El Encanto, Inc.
2001 Fourth Street S.W.
Albuquerque, NM 87102
El Encanto, Inc. carries northern New Mexican chile powders, green chiles (mild and hot) and southwestern whole-roasted chile pods (peeled and frozen).

Santa Fe Select Retail Store
410 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Telephone orders: 800-243-0353

Josie's Best
1130 Agua Fria
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Telephone orders: 505-983-6520
Josie's Best carries Santa Fe green chiles.

Friends of Pro Natura
240 East Limberlost
Tucson, AZ 85705
Friends of Pro Natura carries mesquite powder which is sweet and molasses-like with a high protein content.