Kids’ Menu: July 2014

Shrimp-stuffed, bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers are the perfect treat for summer.

July 1, 2014

Issue 7: July/August 2014Kids' MenuRecipes

Summer is here! It’s time to make a splash, not only in your pool but in the kitchen, too. Here in Arizona, the best way to enjoy the summer is relaxing poolside after a refreshing swim and enjoying a favorite snack. That’s why my shrimp-stuffed, bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers are the perfect treat! Shrimp (which is one of my favorite ingredients) is a great source of protein and super versatile. So when mixed with just a little cream cheese, herbs, and spices, stuffed in jalapeños, and wrapped in bacon, you can satisfy your craving for something full of flavor, slightly spicy, creamy, and crunchy.

Now, this is definitely not one of my healthier recipes, but, hey, it’s summer, and these poppers are baked, not deep-fried! To wash it down, my favorite go-to-beverage is refreshing basil lemonade, which not only hydrates, but is also rich in antioxidants. So make a splash, and mix it up this summer.

Basil Lemonade

Basil Lemonade
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Refreshing basil lemonade for summer.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Basil Lemonade
Print Recipe
Refreshing basil lemonade for summer.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to food processor or blender.
  2. Blend until mixture turns light green. Strain mixture into pitcher and refrigerate.
  3. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Featured image by Barney Bishop and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic license.

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Shrimp–Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

Shrimp–Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers
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These Shrimp–Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers are a fun and easy-to-eat summer snack.
Servings
5
Servings
5
Shrimp–Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers
Print Recipe
These Shrimp–Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers are a fun and easy-to-eat summer snack.
Servings
5
Servings
5
Ingredients
Ingredients
Seasoning blend
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Season shrimp with seasoning blend and mix in bowl.
  2. Add olive oil to pan over medium heat, add shrimp, and cook until all of the shrimp turn pink, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from pan and let shrimp cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Add cream cheese to shrimp and stir until cheese and shrimp are incorporated.
  5. Fill jalapeños with a spoonful of shrimp mixture.
  6. Wrap poppers in bacon.
  7. Preheat oven to 400° and bake poppers for 20–25 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!
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