16 Dec '11, 4am
Holiday Jalapeño Poppers
Jalapeño poppers get a serious upgrade both in looks and flavor with this holiday twist on the ubiquitous bar food. A trio of cheeses, shallots, and cumin make this appetizer perfect for wine, but this is no snooty snack. Look for chiles with cracks in their skin if you’d like more kick in your popper, smooth skin if not. Enjoy these with an acidic white like Albarino--it can stand up to both the spiciness of the Jalapeno and the tang of the goat cheese.