Jalapeño Cream Sauce

Jalapeno Cream Sauce

This creamy spicy sauce comes together quickly to enhance the flavor of Mexican dishes such as enchiladas, stuffed peppers, stuffed zucchini or even cooked chicken.
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Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Stick of Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2 -3 Jalapeno Peppers sliced and chopped, seeds and strings removed
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Stock or a Chicken Stock Cube and 1/2 Cup of Water
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Lime Juice

Instructions
 

  • Start with fresh Jalapeno peppers
  • Deseed the peppers and chop them
  • Add the butter to the pan.
  • Add the Jalapenos to the pan.
  • Stir in the flour.
  • Add in the Cream Cheese.
  • Add the Stock or Stock Cube with Water.
  • Stir until creamy and mixed well.
  • We served it over a Mexican stuffed zucchini

Video

Notes

In just minutes, you can cook this delicious jalapeno cream cheese sauce recipe. It is easy make and the ingredients are simple. It goes great over chicken and other Mexican dishes. Your family will love it.
Video Transcript
Welcome to another delicious culinary adventure! Today, we’ll be exploring the creation of a tantalizing jalapeno cream sauce.
To begin, melt approximately half a stick of butter in a saucepan. This will serve as the base for our sauce. Rather than following the traditional method of incorporating the flour into the butter, let’s take a slightly different approach. We’ll infuse the butter with the vibrant flavor of jalapenos by sautéing them in the pan first. This step will enhance the overall taste of the sauce. As the jalapenos cook down, their essence will meld beautifully with the butter, ensuring a rich and delightful infusion.
Next, to balance the heat of the jalapenos, we’ll introduce a touch of lime juice. This addition will add a refreshing tang to the sauce. Give the jalapenos a gentle stir in the butter, allowing the flavors to harmonize. At this point, we’ll gradually incorporate the flour, whisking it into the mixture. Use an appropriate amount of flour depending on your desired thickness for the sauce.
As the aroma of the sizzling jalapenos fills the air, take a moment to appreciate the enticing scents wafting from the pan. Feel free to adjust the quantity of jalapenos according to your personal preference. For a milder sauce, reduce the amount used, while those who crave bolder flavors can add more.
Now that the ingredients have combined beautifully, it’s time to consider adding a few more components to enhance the creaminess and depth of our sauce. Consider incorporating a couple of tablespoons of cream cheese into the mixture. Allow the cream cheese to melt into the sauce, further enriching its texture.
While the sauce continues to simmer, let’s introduce a chicken stock cube for added depth. Dissolve the stock cube in a little bit of water, ensuring it seamlessly integrates into the sauce. This step will provide an additional layer of flavor that complements the creaminess and jalapeno-infused butter.
For a touch of complexity, sprinkle a dash of chili powder into the sauce. Be mindful not to overpower the flavors, as the jalapenos already contribute a delightful kick. Squeeze in a small amount of lime juice to brighten the sauce and balance the richness. Stir the sauce thoroughly to incorporate all the ingredients.
Now comes the moment of truth—a taste test. Sample the sauce to assess its flavor profile. You should discover a delightful combination of citrus notes, courtesy of the lime juice, and a refreshing kick from the jalapenos. The sauce should be pleasantly zesty without overwhelming the palate with spiciness.
Voila! Our unique jalapeno cream sauce is complete. While this may not be the traditional method used by professional chefs, it’s a delicious creation that I’m thrilled to share with you. This versatile sauce can be poured over enchiladas, drizzled on Mexican dishes, or even paired with shrimp tacos for a mouthwatering experience. Tonight, I will be serving it over Mexican stuffed zucchini, a delightful choice that perfectly complements the sauce’s vibrant flavors.
Thank you for joining me on this culinary journey. Stay tuned for more delectable recipes and delightful flavors, and remember, it’s all for the love of food.
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