here’s the thing. I hate wasting food. if you and I are in a restaurant and you cannot finish your meal and are uninterested in taking it along, I will eat it for you regardless of my hunger level. I have barely resisted seagulling pieces of half-eaten bread off of strangers’ plates before, because the idea of putting food in the trash can instead of someone’s mouth is hard for me to swallow (heh) on a personal and social level.
so when my roommate brought home approximately 30 jalapeños from her boyfriend’s garden and then left for salt lake city for a week and a half, I knew drastic measures had to be taken.
for a while, I tried to sneak the peppers into things I was already eating. salads. beans. oatmeal. but that was only good for a 3 pepper/day consumption rate, and these suckers needed to be gone faster than that.
a few nights ago, I did this instead.
1. chop up 10-12 fresh, raw jalapeño peppers
2. place in blender with approximately half a cup of water
3. add bag of frozen peas
4. throw in a handful of almonds if you’ve got ‘em
5. stare at blender for a while
7. banshee noises
8. OKAY OKAY ADD SOME MORE WATER
9. open blender
10. sniff cautiously
11. stick it on the stove until it’s warm
12. beg a handful of pita chips off your roommate
this is not a summer soup, but it has not been a hot summer. it’s actually not unbearably spicy, either, even though I left all the seeds in. I felt extremely full and also like I was lit up by a glow that started at my belly.
feeds one-two. (you and you two hours later)