Pesto is a simple but classic Italian sauce traditionally made with basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil and hard cheese. Although pesto is traditionally served over pasta, tomatoes, potatoes or beef it has become a popular flavor on sandwiches or pizza. It can be thinned with additional olive oil and drizzled over salads, fish or chicken.
Here's a spicy recipe for a classic that everyone loves - jalapeno poppers. These poppers are filled with monterey jack, and cream cheese but the crunchy panko crust separates them from the norm. The jalapenos mellow a whole bunch when you cook 'em up but they're so good.
These are obviously more work than the kind you take out of the freezer and toss into the oven but they're worth it. Besides, it's only 25 minutes of prep time. So let's do it!
Video: Scott Roberts vs. Blair's Ultra Death Sauce
I have my money on Scott
Chile and hot sauce eating videos have become extremely popular over the past few years. Our friend, Scott Roberts, decided to take on Blair's Ultra Death Hot Sauce on video a few months ago so I figured I'd share it with you fine folks. While some people resort to eating chile peppers, hot sauce or other spicy foods to put themselves into a world of hurt ala "Jackass" for entertainment purposes, Scott's video is much more informative. This video says so much more than a written article ever could and Scott has an interesting and entertaining style.
Before I go any further I'll give you a little background on the two opponents:
In the red corner we have Scott Roberts who is a prominent player in the hot sauce industry. His blog, www.ScottRobertsWeb.com, is his main means of making noise in the world of hot sauce and spicy food. He's a friendly and helpful dude who has reached out to a few of us that are new to the spicy food community on a several occasions. Many kudos to Scott.
In the blue corner we have Blair's Ultra Death Sauce. Blair's products are very well known in the world of hot sauce for their absolutely maddening heat and Jersey attitude. They've managed to bottle pure capsaicin, put a corner on limited edition collectible hot sauce and produce award winning and record holding sauces on a consistent basis. Blair's Ultra Death Sauce weighs in somewhere between 800,000 and 900,000 Scoville Units, as estimated by Scott.