Not a long post this time! Yet a very interesting one if you ask me! The following recipe is super easy to make but will boost your meals to a higher level. I’m talking about the “Grilled Lemon Jalapeno Butter”. I strongly advice to make some extra! You won’t regret to have some leftovers by hand in the freezer. Btw those paying a little attention will see what’s coming online soon!
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The power of lemon jalapeno butter
Why? Simply because the lemon jalapeno butter is adding depth to your meals in no time. It pimps your grilled vegetables in no time to a culinary sidedish and brings balance to meals like the smoked chili I’ll post later on. It brings a delicious balanced creamy taste with a slightly acidic yet powerful touch. Think about grilling some mushrooms or corn cobs and finish them with the lemon jalapeno butter.
You could add some more depth by smoking the butter in advance. This way you can add a smoky taste when cooking indoors. If you’d like a subtle smoke taste you can cold smoke the butter for about 2-3 hours with apple wood. I’ve done it before in my barbecook smoker (a cheaper version of the smoky mountain) with good succes. Unfortunately the low price lead to rust soon and it’s falling apart now. At the moment I’m trying to smoke in my kamado with a cold smoke generator like this one but it doesn’t seem to work… Any advice is welcome.
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- 125 gr. unsalted butter
- 2 red jalapeno peppers
- 1 green jalapeno pepper
- Juice of one grilled lemon
- 1 clove of garlic puree
- a pinch of salt
Here we go it's easy:
1. Cut the lemon in two parts and put them with the meat side down on the grill. Grill them until the outside is black.
2. Thinly chop the peppers and puree the garlic.
3. Add all ingredients to the butter at room temperature mix through with a fork. Finish the butter with lemon juice from lemon you just grilled (to taste but I added the whole lemon). Add salt at taste.
4. Serve with smoked chili, mushrooms or some grilled corn cobs to balance or upgrade their taste!
Have a nice meal! Any leftovers? No problem: You can easily freeze the butter.