Apricot-Ginger Jalapeno Dip
Jalapenos are the most popular chile peppers in the US. This is probably due to the availability and versatility of the chile. Jalapenos have a balanced combination of flavor and heat.
The demand for these have caused breeders to develop a broad range of varieties. You can now get jalapenos with various heat level and sizes. These can be used in salsas, stuffed, or eaten straight with cheeseburgers (my personal favorite).
2-1/2 cups of Apricot preserves
1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger root
2 jalapeno chiles, stemmed, seeded and diced
1 tsp. salt
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Serve this dipping sauce with shrimp, pork chops or Asian dumplings.
Recipe from The Irish Pub in Philadelphia, PA.