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).

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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.