Asian Roasted Jalapenos will take your appetizers up a notch!  Jalapenos halves are filled with a creamy, flavorful mixture full of cream cheese, peanut butter, ginger, and garlic; topped off with green onion slices.

Asian Roasted Jalapenos - just what you need to spice up your appetizers!

I have good news, friends!  The washer has been, well, replaced.  Which is really bittersweet news, because buying a new washer is never something someone wants to do (or maybe it is and I just haven’t reached that point yet?).  Either way, I was super excited for it to arrive, which I think officially makes me a “real adult”.  Close to one anyway.

You’ll never believe what happened after I went to move my first load of laundry from the washer into the dryer though.

Asian Roasted Jalapenos - just what you need to spice up your appetizers!

I pushed the power button on the dryer, noticing something was unfamiliar, and nothing happened.  I pressed it again.  Nothing.  Then I realized the unfamiliar feeling was that the light wasn’t on – and my dryer didn’t have power.

The next few minutes went something like this:

Me: Laughter.  Um, Jason…. the dryer…oh maybe the men who installed the washer didn’t plug it in… {squeeze into our laundry closet – check plug – plug is good} our dryer isn’t working.

J: No, you’re kidding.  Stop it, don’t mess with me like this.

Me: Laugher.  I’m not kidding – I swear.  Increasing to hysterical laughter.

J: Seriously, stop it.  Stop messing with me! {proceeds to squeeze into laundry closet and test the plug for himself}

Me: Hysterical laugher.

Hysterical laughter because how does your dryer STOP WORKING the same day you get your new washer delivered?  If y’all are dying to know, since I already spent so much time investing you in the story, it was a prong on the plug that had been moved and wasn’t getting power.  Easy fix, for a repairman that is.

Asian Roasted Jalapenos - just what you need to spice up your appetizers!

Oh, and the washer, that was supposed to have been destroyed when the first owners tore out the model/serial number sticker to send back to Whirlpool and have it replaced.  Instead they decided to resell it, and a used appliance store also decided to sell it, and thus we ended up learning an expensive lesson.

People do shady things, when really we should all just spread some kindness, treat each other how we want to be treated, and eat delicious food.  Amiright?

Asian Roasted Jalapenos

Oh, and drink some wine.  With friends.  Gabbing away about your monthly book, or whatever else comes to mind.  Which brings me to today’s recipe – Asian Roasted Jalapenos.

Asian Roasted Jalapenos - just what you need to spice up your appetizers!

I’m in a wine book club with some fabulous ladies and quite the mix of books so far this year. For one of our nights together, I wanted to try my hand at recreating an appetizer I had back in Minneapolis this past winter, which was good, but I had a few mixed feelings about a couple ingredients.  I knew that I wanted to emphasize the asian flavors with extra ginger and that some peanut butter (plus the cream cheese) would add a perfect balance to the spice of the jalapenos.

Asian Roasted Jalapenos - just what you need to spice up your appetizers!

The key is to make sure you scrape out all of the seeds of the jalapenos, or you’re gonna have some hot bites.  Which, if that’s what you want, be my guest!

You can also easily prepare these a day in advance, refrigerate them, and then pop ’em into the oven when you’re ready to serve.  I’m here to try to make things easier for y’all!

Asian Roasted Jalapenos - just what you need to spice up your appetizers!
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Get the Recipe Asian Roasted Jalapenos


  • 12 jalapenos, halved with seeds removed
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt, to taste (approx. 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon)
  • Green onions, sliced, for garnish


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Cut jalapenos in half. Using a spoon, scoop out the "insides" - seeds and all. Lay out on a large baking sheet.
  • Using a hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, peanut butter, ginger, garlic, and salt.
  • Fill jalapeno halves with cream cheese mixture; I use a piping bag for ease, but you could easily just scoop it in with a spoon.
  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
  • Top with green onions slices and serve.


If you don't have a piping bag, use a ziplock with a corner snipped off. As mentioned in the recipe, you can also just scoop the filling in without any kind of bag!
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Asian Roasted Jalapenos - an excellent two-bite appetizer, spicy and creamy all in one! // Fork in the Kitchen