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6 February 2015

A quick and easy versatile sauce recipe made with roasted jalapeno peppers, perfect as a dip for light seafood, like crab claws, or for serving over tacos and Mexican dishes.

Check out these gorgeous red and green jalapeno peppers we picked up from the market the other day. Talk about perfection. They were screaming my name, and can you believe I got all of these for a buck?

Yep, jalapeno peppers are amazing, plain and simple.

We also picked up some fresh stone crab claws from a local fishery. Whenever we visit Florida, we like to get as much stone crab as we can handle, as long as it is in season. Any stone crab fans out there? Shout it out.

You’ll typically see stone crab claws served with a creamy mustard sauce, and I’ve made up my own version. Today we both wanted something different and I thought of these jalapeno peppers.

There is a local Tex-Mex place around here that serves up a roasted jalapeno sauce that is delicious. I thought I would make my own version and see how it worked out with the crab claws.

The result? Yes!

This sauce is super simple and incorporates only four ingredients. You can easily vary up your preferred level of creaminess by adding or subtracting the amount of crema used.

If you can’t find crema, use sour cream, or sour cream with a bit of heavy cream for an even richer flavor. Process the sauce as much as you’d like also.

I kept mine slightly chunky without a large amount of crema, as I was looking to focus on the heat. Dairy counteracts the heat element in chili peppers.

FYI.

Try Some of My Other Popular Jalapeno Sauce Recipes

See my other Sauce Recipes and Hot Sauce Recipes.

Gorgeous Red and Green Jalapeno Peppers for My Roasted Jalapeno Pepper Sauce

If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

5 from 1 vote
Roasted Jalapeno Pepper Sauce - Recipe
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A quick and easy versatile sauce recipe made with roasted jalapeno peppers, perfect as a dip for light seafood, like crab claws, or for serving over tacos and Mexican dishes.

Course: Main Course, sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jalapeno
Servings: 4
Calories: 10 kcal
Author: Mike Hultquist
Ingredients
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon crema
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Set jalapenos and garlic on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes. Flip the peppers half way through.
  3. Once the pepper skins have nicely charred and started to bubble up, remove everything from heat.
  4. Cool peppers slightly then set them into a plastic bag and seal to steam. This will loosen the skins.
  5. Peel skins and set into a food processor.
  6. Peel the garlic and set them into food processor.
  7. Add crema and process until smooth.
  8. Adjust with salt and serve!
Recipe Notes

Heat Factor: Medium. You'll get some decent level heat from the jalapeno peppers. Use serrano peppers for a higher level of heat.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Jalapeno Pepper Sauce - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 10
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
Calcium 9mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here we are, served up with a whole mess of stone crab claws. Talk about heaven. If you haven’t had a chance to try stone crab claws, get yourself down to the ocean, STAT, and get yourself a bucketful.

Roasted Jalapeno Pepper Sauce Served with Crab Claws

 

3 comments

  1. Ron Bleakney

    5 stars
    Wow- that is a taste explosion in every bite. Just the right amount of heat and then the roasted garlic kicks in to make this a great dipper for crab or taco lettuce wraps.
    Used heavy cream – still retained the heat and added to the creamy ness of the roasted garlic.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Outstanding, Ron! I love to hear this! Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. I live in NE Florida and love stone crab…even more I like rock shrimp and rock crab.
    Rock shrimp are like little lobster tails. Being from NY they sell the rock shrim as
    “Lobster Dainties” for .10 cents each, that was in the 1980’s!!!! Being in FL they are
    in season from Aug thru Sept and only cost $2.00lb.
    Love your emails…awesome recipes….I garden only hot peppers every kind of seed I can get.
    thanks
    rose

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