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Shrimp Jalapeño Poppers

Serves 8 (serving size: 3 poppers)

Total Time
1 hr

Leyden is a Dutch cheese that's like gouda with cumin seeds mixed in. If you can't find it, use regular gouda and a few more toasted cumin seeds.

su-Shrimp Jalapeno Poppers

Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Randy Mon
 12 jalapeño chiles
 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
 8 ounces Leyden cheese, shredded
 3 green onions, thinly sliced
 1 cup cooked bay shrimp
Step 1

Preheat grill to medium (350° to 450°). Wearing kitchen gloves, halve chiles lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and ribs with a spoon.

Step 2

Toast cumin seeds in a small frying pan over medium heat until fragrant, 1 minute. Transfer to a food processor, add cheeses, and whirl to blend. Put cheese mixture in a bowl and stir in onions and shrimp.

Step 3

Spoon cheese filling into chiles. Lay a sheet of greased foil on cooking grate. Set chiles, filling side up, on greased foil, cover grill, and cook until chiles are tender and cheese is melted and starting to brown, 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 217Calories from Fat 74
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g28%

Saturated Fat 11g56%
Cholesterol 84mg29%
Sodium 415mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 3.7g2%

Dietary Fiber 0.7g3%
Protein 11g22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.