Hi, friends! We’re vacationing on the Outer Banks this week, but I’m still thinking of you! I even made you this Spicy Smoked Pimento Cheese spread. Now I’m going to tell you how I made it!
The Beloved and I are staying in Duck, NC this week, and we are thoroughly enjoying every moment. Yesterday, we spent a few hours at the Wright Brothers Memorial, which is only about 15 minutes from the house we’re renting.
Spicy Smoked Pimento Cheese
When we got back to the house, I turned my mind to a little smackerel. Of course, pimento cheese is an easy default, but I thought making a version with a bit of a kick would be Just The Ticket. And spicy smoked pimento cheese was born.
So far, we’ve enjoyed it alone on crackers and then as a topping for a fried egg on one of my whole wheat English Muffins. Both ways? Excellent! Do give this spicy, smoky twist on pimento cheese a try. I think you’ll enjoy it as much as we did!
- 1 pound sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese , shredded
- 1/2 pound pepper jack cheese , shredded
- 2 cups Mayonnaise (preferably Duke's)
- 1/2 cup diced red pimento (jarred is fine)
- 1/2 cup spicy pepper relish (such as Get Me a Switch)
- 1/4 cup diced pickled jalapeno peppers (or to taste)
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar or liquid from the jalapeno pepper jar
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Combine all ingredients and stir well until completely combined.
You can eat it immediately, but it is better if you let it sit in the fridge for at least a few hours to let the flavors blend.
Really easy and straightforward. I think you’ll like it!
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I’m keeping this short and sweet today, because I must get back to vacation, but I wanted to make sure I shared this recipe with you.
Enjoy the spicy smoked pimento cheese and the rest of your week, and I’ll see you soon.
Have a lovely day.