Creamy Jalapeño & Avocado Salsa Recipe

Creamy Jalapeño & Avocado Salsa Recipe

Creamy Jalapeño & Avocado Salsa Recipe

 

Ensenada, a port city on the Baja California peninsula in Mexico, is known as the birthplace of the fish taco. Over 70% of the world’s fish catch comes from the Pacific ocean, and these rich waters have been providing the perfect ingredient for the Baja fish taco for many years. The perfectly battered and seasoned flaky fish goujon nestled into a warm fresh corn tortilla, with cabbage for crunch and salsa for heat and moisture, is now served the world over and for good reason. It’s possibly one of the most perfect bites of food. Some of my favourites are from Ricky’s Fish Tacos in Los Angeles, which opened in 2009 and are still one of the staples on the taco truck scene. If you’re there, go check them out!

I wanted to share with you a really quick jalapeño and avocado salsa, which goes so brilliantly with the fish, but also brings a little heat & flavour that we know so well from Haynes. Don’t feel you have to limit this salsa to tacos only, it works so well as a dip, or served with any of your favourite meats and vegetables, and it’s not hugely expensive as you only need one avocado to yield a decent amount of salsa.

I hope you enjoy this one. All you need is a blender (I use a Nutribullet), the ingredients and 30 seconds!

Buen Apetito!

 

Camilla

@Cilly_Gram 

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado

1 bunch of coriander

3 tbsp Half fat creme fraiche

2 tbsp good mayonnaise 

1.5 tbsp Haynes Gourmet Candied Jalapeño Green Rings

1 lime, juiced

Pinch of Salt 

Method

  1. Add to a blender the avocado, coriander, creme fraiche, mayonnaise, lime juice and the Green Rings and blend well.
  2. Add a good pinch of salt and mix through.

This will last for 2-3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. 

Candied Jalapeno Onion Bajis

Candied Jalapeno Onion Bajis

Candied Jalapeno Onion Bajis

These delicious Onion Bajis use Candied Jalapenos to provide a sweet kick.

Recipe by Robbie Reviews

@robbie.reviews on instagram

 

Ingredients 

  • 2 onions
  • 50g Candied Jalapenos
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 100ml water
  • Oil for frying

Method 

1. Finely slice the onion and soak in cold water while you prepare the batter.

2. Mix the flour with the baking powder, chilli powder and turmeric.

3. Add 100ml water until dropping consistency. Add more if needed.

4. Drain onions and add them to the batter.

5. Chop the jalapenos and add them to the batter.

6. Heat the oil, test by dropping a bit of batter and you will see its ready when the batter floats straight to the top.

7. Batch cook until golden. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.

8. Finish with a sprinkeling of sea salt.

Jalapeno Tartare Sauce

Jalapeno Tartare Sauce

Jalapeno Tartare Sauce

Fish and Mushy Pea Burger with Jalapeno Tartare Sauce

There are many burgers out there but you don’t see too many fish based buns swimming around. As part of UK BBQ week, which involved 9 different days of cooking challenges, Friday was dedicated to Fish. 

There are many ways to do fish on a BBQ but fancied something different and decided to cook up some deep fried fish. Now all fish needs a sauce and none goes better than Tartare sauce but this simple twist on a classic adds a delightful sweetness and a cheeky little heat

It will work with any most fish, so next time you’re looking for some #FishFriday inspiration look no further. Let us know if you try them and tag us @HaynesGourmet on Instagram and Twitter. 

Geoff

@Brown_BearBBQ

Ingredients

  • 100g Mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp chopped Haynes Green Candied Jalapenos
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1/2 tsp English Mustard
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley

Method

1. Take a small bowl and combine all ingredients.

2. Perfect served over a fish burger.

Candied Jalapeno Queso Blanco

Candied Jalapeno Queso Blanco

Candied Jalapeno Queso Blanco

This is a simple Queso Blanco recipe unsing Haynes Candied Jalapenos. I made this to go on a fillet steak sandwich in a ciabatta.

Recipe serves 2.

by: Robbie Reviews

@robbie.reviews on instagram

Ingredients

  • 250ml Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Plain Flour
  • 25g Butter
  • 150g Mild Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 4 Spring Onions
  • 2 Tbsp Candied Jalapenos

Method 

1. Roughly chop the Candied Jalapenos and spring onion before adding to a food processor to blitz.

2. Melt the butter in a saucepan then stir in the flour, mixing until a roux forms. Meanwhile heat the milk in another saucepan until the edges begin to bubble.

3. Gradually pour the milk into the roux while whisking. Cook for 5 minutes until sauce thickens.

4. Add in the grated cheese along with the Candied jalapenos and spring onions. Stir until all the cheese has melted. Season to taste.

5. Serve over a steak sandwich.

Cheese & Jalapeno Waffles

Cheese & Jalapeno Waffles

Cheese and Jalapeno Waffles

Fried chicken and waffles are no doubt synonymous with the American South, but may have had their origins elsewhere. There are some who theorise the Dutch immigrants brought over waffle makers in the 1600’s and that the popularity spread nationwide from Pennsylvania.

However, the first time the dish was on a menu was in 1938 at Wells’ Supper Club in Harlem, which has since closed, but the dish is still highly regarded, and a brunch favourite in many restaurants, and it’s not difficult to realise why. The slightly sweet waffle, and the crunchy salty chicken with the slightly sweet bitterness of maple syrup is an absolute family favourite and I hope this waffle recipe may encourage you to try it for the first time if you haven’t before. 

These spicy waffles also go really well with bacon and egg, so make your own waffle dishes and tag us on Twitter or Instagram. We love to see your creations!

Camilla

@Cilly_Gram 

Ingredients

Method 

1. Heat the waffle maker according to instructions.

2. Mix the flour and bicarbonate with salt and pepper.  

3. Stir in the grated cheese then make a well in the middle. 

4. Crack the eggs into the well, along with the melted butter and mix well with a balloon whisk, slowly adding the milk until you get a smooth, thick batter. 

5. Spoon the mixture into your waffle maker and add your preferred amount of candied jalapeños rings before closing the lid. 

6. They will cook in around 5 minutes, and if you’re making a batch, keep your waffles warm in the oven until serving. 

7. Plate up your waffle, top with your fried chicken, some softened butter and a drizzle of maple syrup, or for added piquancy, a spoonful of Hot Relish! 

 

BLOODY MARY

BLOODY MARY

Bloody Mary

Ingredients

  • 50ml Vodka
  • 250ml Tomato Juice
  • 5 Haynes Gourmet Green Rings
  • Celery Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Lemon
  • Few drops of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Celery stick

 

Method

  1. Fill the glass with ice.
  2. Add the vodka.
  3. Finely chop and add the Green Rings.
  4. Add a squeeze of lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, small pinch celery salt (or just salt) and pepper.
  5. Add tomato juice and stir.
  6. Add celery stick garnish and serve.