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Zesty Sauces: Homemade Sauces with a Bold and Spicy Spin - Get Your Copy Today

Zesty Sauces: Homemade Sauces with a Bold and Spicy Spin - Get Your Copy Today

Welcome, Jalapeno Lovers, to our August Newsletter

Hello, Jalapeno Lover! How goes your summer? Are your jalapenos leaping off the plants about now? Ours sure are. Every day I can walk right out to the garden, pick some fresh jalapenos or other chili peppers we're growing, and cook up so many recipes! I love it. Speaking of...that is the reason you came! We have some recipes and new blog posts. See below.

Here we go! Onto the newsletter.

Our Latest Jalapeno Madness Newsletter Contents:

  • New Recipes! Spicy Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and Salmon Burgers with Basil-Jalapeno Mayo
  • Sign Up for Chili Pepper Madness - the Newsletter
  • New Cookbook Available! Zesty Sauces!
  • New Blog Posts about Jalapenos and Chili Peppers - Burger recipes, hot sauces, salsas, grilled flank steak, salmon burgers and more!
  • Jalapeno Poppers and Other Stuffed Peppers - The Cookbook!
  • Feedback Welcomed

New Jalapeno Recipes!

We're always cooking new jalapeno pepper-themed recipes! We're doing a bit of rearranging of the jalapeno pepper recipes page, so be sure to check it out. Check out the Jalapeno Pepper Recipes page here.

Spicy Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

This flank steak recipe is marinated for several hours, then grilled to awesomeness and topped with a homemade chimichurri sauce. Don't forget plenty of jalapeno peppers. We served ours with some extra jalapenos grilled on the side. So good!

Spicy Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

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Salmon Burgers with Basil-Jalapeno Mayo

Turn your salmon in a salmon burger! These salmon burgers are perfect for the summertime grill, with plenty of flavor and LOADS of roasted jalapeno peppers. Don't forget extra jalapenos for the basil-jalapeno mayo! So good.

Salmon Burgers with Basil-Jalapeno Mayo

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New Cookbook Available - Zesty Sauces!

Zesty Sauces: Homemade Sauces with a Bold and Spicy Spin

Zesty Sauces: Homemade Sauces with a Bold and Spicy Spin

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This is THE ebook for zesty sauce lovers. 

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Here is a new collection of 40 homemade sauces that are bold, zesty, and sometimes spicy that you can make at home, perfect for spicing up any meal. This is the ideal collection for chili pepper lovers who want great spicy sauces for their dishes, each with photo and cooking directions so you can get cooking immediately.

We love sauce here at Chili Pepper Madness. As anyone who has ever visited our web site, you also know that we love and adore chili peppers of all types, and while it’s absolutely exciting to cook up chili peppers for our meals, one of our favorite activities is working them into our sauces. A sauce can make or break a meal. It can easily turn a once-considered bland meal into a family favorite. We often like to say that for many a meal, the secret is in the sauce, but always bear one thing in mind - a sauce is not meant to smother a dish, but to compliment it. A well-conceived sauce is what you need it to be for a particular dish, and if you’re like us, what that really means is:

I want my meal to have some zing!

What's inside the book? Here is a list of the recipes and contents:

  • An Introduction to Our Collection
  • Quick and Easy Enchilada Sauce
  • Chili-Lime Vinaigrette
  • Chunky Garden Vegetable Sauce
  • Bacon Gravy
  • Jalapeno-Honey-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
  • Jalapeno-Strawberry Barbecue Sauce
  • Chocolate Habanero-Garlic-Mayonnaise
  • Chili-Tomato Sauce
  • Double Barrel Habanero-Lime Butter
  • Homemade Thousand Island Dressing
  • Sweet and Spicy Strawberry Barbecue Sauce
  • Roasted Jalapeno Sauce
  • Sriracha Mayo
  • Romesco Sauce
  • Fresh Green Tomato-Chili Pepper Sauce
  • Hot Green Table Sauce
  • Sweet Pepper Relish
  • Balsamic-Jalapeno Barbecue Sauce
  • Quick Green Chili-Onion Relish
  • Cocktail Sauce
  • Chimichurri
  • Pebre
  • Ghost Pepper Remoulade
  • Spicy Puttanesca
  • Roasted Poblano-Potato-Avocado Sauce
  • Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce
  • Fresh Homemade Sriracha
  • Cajun Cream Dip
  • Pineapple-Chili-Lime Glaze
  • Green Enchilada Sauce
  • Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
  • Sriracha Dipping Sauce
  • Chipotle-Bacon-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
  • Mustard Dipping Sauce
  • Chili-Peanut Sauce
  • Avocado Cream Sauce
  • Ancho-Tomato Paste
  • Chili-Rosemary-Lime Butter
  • Roasted Red Pepper-Tomato Sauce
  • Harissa

The ecookbook is in PDF format so it is easy to view on your tablet or desktop. It is also formatted to easily print your recipes if you'd like.

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More Recipes and Posts from the Chili Pepper Madness Site - Stop By and Comment!

Here are the posts since the last newsletter.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, aka Salsa Verde

Ahhh, the excellence that is fresh tomatillos and other garden fresh ingredients. There is nothing better than snatching up gorgeous vegetables and herbs from the local farmer's market or your favorite local grocer and turning them into something delicious. And what could be more delicious than a classic tomatillo salsa, aka "Salsa Verde". This salsa verde is all about the tanginess of the tomatillos, and we're making the roasted version here, which makes the flavors richer and deeper. You can easily opt for a fresh version - no roasting of the tomatillos or jalapeno peppers - and we have no preference, but today we wanted that roasted flavor.

Crispy Baked Ghost Pepper Chicken Wings with Buffalo-Blue Cheese Sauce

Time for something extra spicy today, friends and chili pepper lovers. We're talking ghost pepper hot. Do you have a favorite buffalo wing joint? Most people do. I have a few different favorites, depending on my mood, though each one is different. Some focus on the rubs, some focus on the sauce, though the one thing almost all of them have in common is that they deep fry everything. I've mentioned in the past, I don't mind frying, but prefer to stay away from it when I'm at home. So for this chicken wing recipe, we're baking them.

Shrimp Tacos with Fresh Mango-Avocado Salsa

File this recipe under "Quick and Easy". And summerlicious. Is that a word? It should be! Summertime is ideal for light, bright foods, especially when you can sit outside and grill. Shrimp takes practically no time to cook, so you can have this meal ready is practically no time. For an even quicker meal, make the salsa ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge a couple hours. It will allow the flavors to meld together. So good on shrimp tacos. The salsa is vibrant and colorful with fresh green jalapeno peppers and diced avocado, red tomatoes, tropical mango, crisp lime juice, cilantro...I'm getting hungry again describing it. Just see below. It practically wants to leap out of the bowl and straight into my belly.

Our Best Stuffed Pepper Recipes

Our stuffed chili peppers recipe collection is one of the most popular destinations for our visitors. People from all over are seeking creative and tasty ways to stuff a pepper with all sorts of delicious goodness. I don't know how many times I've said this, but it bears repeating - heck it bears SHOUTING OUT to the world - stuffed peppers are awesome! Chili peppers are the ideal vessel for stuffing. ANY sort of stuffing, practically. Varying in shapes and sizes, chili peppers can be hollowed out and can serve as appetizers, side dishes, main courses or even party food. Below are some of our best and personal favorites. We do love stuffed peppers around here. Could you tell?

Grilled Pork Burgers

OK, so now Patty and I have a new favorite recipe in the house. Oh yes! Pork Burgers with Grilled Pineapple. As Patty and I were wandering through the grocery store - OK, I am the one who wanders, Patty not so much, much to her chagrin - a package of ground pork accidentally spilled into our shopping cart. What is a guy to do? I originally thought of meatballs, as pork makes for some outstanding meatballs, but since it is grilling season, I really wanted to get the grill fired up. What better than burgers? Pork burgers!

Hot Pepper Relish

This very simple recipe for pickled pepper relish is great for any type of food you can prepare on the grill. We're talking steaks, chicken breasts, burgers, brats, even the good old hot dog. It's one of those wonder condiments that goes with so many dishes. Extra bonus - it is also a GREAT way to preserve your abundant pepper harvest. Loaded with wonderful chili peppers, a bit of onion and garlic, it packs in the flavor.

Grilled Chicken – Caprese Style

These are the days when it is AWESOME to have a garden, when you can walk out your back door, pick a few fresh ingredients that you grew your very own self, and turn them into a meal. Some days you can exist entirely on your garden. There is nothing more satisfying than turning something you've grown yourself into something scrumptious. Hence - Caprese style chicken. You can't make this recipe without fresh tomatoes and thick, leafy basil. Of course you can pick some up from the market, and I sure hope you do because this recipe is worth it, but you might want to get a garden going soon so you can make this all the time.

Pineapple-Mango Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce

Flat out - I can't keep these around the house long enough. They never last! Hot sauces get poured onto everything. It is AWESOME to have hot sauce around as a nice finisher. Plus, you can incorporate them into recipes. How many times have I written, "Hot Sauce of your choice" in a recipe? While not all hot sauces are alike, this recipe produces an ideal level of both sweet and heat, the perfect combination. Walking through the store the other day, I found this HUGE pile of pineapples and one accidentally spilled into my cart as I was passing by, so I figurred, OK, fine, I will cook with you. And then his friend the mango came along for the ride. I didn't want them to be alone, so into a sauce they went. Tropical fruit is so nice and friendly like that.

Baked Potato Wedges with Cajun-Sour Cream Sauce

A summertime favorite! French fries are SO FREAKING good, but you know, they just aren't the healthiest things in the world. They're fried, so that adds a LOT of calories and fat to the meal. When I cook at home, I try not to fry very often and will opt for baking instead. It isn't always ideal, but in this case it sure is. Hence - Baked Potato Wedges. Are they as good as fried potatoes? We think so! Tossed in oil and liberally seasoned with garlic, salt and pepper and your very favorite Cajun seasoning blend, these potato wedges bake up with a nice crust and spicy flavor.

Homemade Hummus-Avocado Toast

Is this a quick lunch? A super fast appetizer idea? Crazy party favor? For me, it is a great go-to for last minute guests or a party invite. Homemade hummus is always a hit, and there are quite a few ways to make it. The base recipe is ripe for the addition of a number of different ingredients to vary things up. A huge key with homemade hummus is tahini. You need to keep tahini on hand if you want to be able to make your hummus in a hurry. I remember years ago when I was just learning about hummus and how to make it, thinking, what the heck is tahini? It sounds plain weird!

Cedar Plank Salmon with Ghost Pepper-Mango Glaze

Time to grill up the salmon! Only this time, we're using a cedar plank to get the party started. Have you ever grilled with a cedar plank? How exactly DO you cedar plank a salmon, and why would you want to do it? Well, allow me to tell you. All you need to do is soak the cedar plank in water a couple hours, then spread the items you'd like to grill over it, set it on the grill and let the grill do all the work. No need for flipping anything. As the cedar plank heats up, the water steams out of it and bathes the salmon and vegetables, or whatever else you've decided to cook up, with the flavor of cedar. And why? Because it tastes so good! It's a bit like smoking salmon, flavorwise.

Grilled Pineapple-Jalapeno Summer Cocktail

Hey everyone! Patty here again with your Thirsty Thirteenth drink recipe. Well it’s HOT here and it’s welcomed since we don’t get much of it. Plus, I’ve got a nice cold refreshing drink to keep you cool. I really wanted to be outside all day and thought it would be great to grill some pineapple for our drink. It adds an extra complexity to the flavors of the final cocktail. I went around the neighborhood and gathered up my friends and whatever herbs I could snip out of their gardens. It all came together as a group effort. I was able to gather some sage and basil from various gardens. And, I had to bring you some spice of course with some jalapeno.

The Ultimate, Easiest Egg Salad Sandwich - Madness Style

Quick meal alert! I'm talking super quick. The only real cooking required here is hard boiling some eggs. By the time the eggs are done, you'll already have your bread lightly toasted and the other ingredients in the bowl waiting. I grew up on egg salad sandwiches. My mom used to make them all the time, probably because they were easy, but also because we were picky little eaters and egg salad was one of those sandwiches we would eat. Sorry for being so picky, Mom!

Beer-Honey Mustard

I am super excited to have FINALLY received the mustard seeds I ordered a couple weeks ago. They took forever to get here, but it was worth the wait. Mustard seeds are great for toasting lightly and including in a number of recipes for a pop of flavor, but you already KNOW what they are REALLY great for - homemade mustard! We're not talking that yellow mustard kids squeeze onto hot dogs (though there's nothing wrong with that!). Nope, we're talking homemade mustard with whole grains and all sorts of other ingredient goodness. The possibilities are endless. I see a LOT of homemade mustard in our future!

Grilled Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Go and get yourself some Cubanelle chili peppers. Go ahead, I'll wait. If you haven't cooked with Cubanelle peppers, now is the time to start. I've done a number of stuffed Cubanelles - take a look in the Stuffed Chili Peppers category - and they are some of the best to cook with. They aren't too spicy, which is good for most. I personally LIKE more heat, but that is something you can easily add in. It is much more difficult to subtract the heat. They have a fairly thick wall compared to smaller peppers, so they stand up well to the cooking process, whether you are grilling, broiling, baking. The Cubanelle has you covered. 

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Jalapeno Poppers and Other Stuffed Chili Peppers

Jalapeno Poppers and Other Stuffed Peppers

The Jalapeno Poppers Cookbook from Jalapeno Madness

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100+ classic and original jalapeno popper and stuffed chili pepper recipes and more! If you love jalapeno poppers, you'll love this collection of recipes with notes on coring, breading, sauces, stuffing ideas and more, along with unique recipes and those you've seen in restaurants.

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"Never fails another great cook book. The recipies are simple and great detail is given on each one. if you are a Chilihead you will LOVE the book"

"All of Michael's jalapeno recipe books are wonderful. This one has lots of great ideas for stuffed jalapenos and poppers. We eat a lot of jalapenos at my house and my husband particularly loves stuffed jalapenos. I am always looking for new ways to cook them. This book is filled with lots of ideas. I usually cook mine on the grill but am planning to try some of his baked poppers and "armadillo eggs". There are also recipes for stuffing other types of peppers, including bell peppers and many other types of peppers. I have been looking for more good recipes for Poblano peppers and there are some that look tasty in this book."

"The book was everything I needed, great recipes, easy to follow and the ones I've already made were yum, yum, yum"

"I purchased this along with a stainless chili pepper roasting rack for my dad for Christmas--he is the grill pro in our family. He absolutely loves it and has already picked several recipe ideas for Super Bowl Sunday. Great book!! "

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