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Jalapeno Honey Butter is a classic side dish reinvented with a new kick that whips up in a flash using just 3 ingredients.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had honey butter. In college I used to make it all the time when I worked in one of the dorm cafeterias. Of course then I used to make honey butter with 2 lbs of butter and a ridiculous amount of honey. It’s ridiculously easy to make but for some reason I haven’t made it since college. Rediscovering this old favorite and sharing it with my kids recently has been a lot of fun.
That’s why it’s been so fun to be back where I grew up. I frequently get to rediscover old favorite eateries and places that are even more fun because I now am sharing them with my family. Seeing the familiar skylines or eating at an old favorite restaurant always brings a rush of memories. Being near home has also given me a chance to be brave and try new things. To go for those new adventures I had always wanted to try growing up but was too afraid to try when I was younger.
One of my favorite adventures so far was being on Catalina Island off the coast of California and getting to go paddle boarding. As a teenager I would have been too embarrassed to go try something new like that for fear of looking dumb. But I’ve tried to go with a new policy of trying out something interesting even if it scares me. It’s been so freeing!
If spicy things scare you try this one out. It’s a little spicy and a little sweet but not too much. I got the LA MORENA® Sliced Jalapeños (28oz) at El Super. Whether you knew about LA MORENA® before or not they have been here for years and will continue to be here providing you flavor and quality. LA MORENA® is the flavor consumers can trust as a high quality authentic brand leader in the chiles and peppers category and has been, and will continue to be, providing US consumers with the highest quality products made in the style and with the taste of the authentic Mexican home and traditional recipes for over 35 years. At my store the sliced jalapeños was with the canned vegetables next to the produce section.
Of course, when sharing old favorites with my kids I can never seem to just leave it as is. But that’s one of the aspects I love about cooking. It’s fun to play around with the food and see what I can come up with. My husband loves all things spicy and especially loves jalapeños. So when I threw out the idea of having jalapeño honey butter he was stoked. I think one of the best things about adding a unique ingredient like LA MORENA® Sliced Jalapeños to honey butter is the layers of flavor you end up with. The spicy brininess of the jalapeños contrasts really nicely with the sweet creaminess of the honey butter. It was a fun way to bring some kick to the classic cornbread as well.
And it’s so simple. I just gave the jalapeños a good chop to get them into small pieces.
Save the rest of the jalapeños in the can for recipes like:
The butter was beat when softened for just a second and then the honey added. Then combine it all together. That’s it! So simple! You could even use this for my simple honey glazed carrots in place of the honey and butter in that recipe. That would be a fun twist on it!
Cooking and having this blog has also pushed me to be creative and inventive with the ingredients we use or how I create a meal. It’s trying to find an easier or faster way to make something that will better fit my family’s lifestyle. And my hope is that my children will use these recipes with their own families someday and they can tell them that this is grandma’s recipe.
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Jalapeño Honey Butter
- 2 Tbsp LA MORENA® Sliced Jalapeños finely chopped
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat butter for about a minute. Add honey and beat to combine. Using a spatula stir in the jalapenos. Use immediately or store covered in the fridge for up to a week.