The stuffed jalapeno is quite the staple snack here in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. You find it on the appetizer list at most restaurants, many delis and street vendors have them on sale on a daily basis. For those who love the heat level of the jalapeño it is quite the tasty treat.
Everybody who makes them has his own special stuffing for the spicy pepper. Some only add melted cheddar cheese; others make a special cheese sauce, while some use cream cheese, but probably the best are the ones stuffed with a chicken/cream cheese mixture. Delightful! Then there is the outside batter – crispy, lightly or double battered or even beer battered. We all have our favorite combination.
In search for the best Stuffed Jalapeno on the island I was delightfully informed that Black Orchid Restaurant, located south of town, has these amazing bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeños. YES BACON! We know that bacon makes everything better, at least in my book. So to my extreme delight, I made my way to Black Orchid Restaurant to give them a try.
Black Orchid is the only place on the island that I have heard wrapping them delicious jalapeño peppers with bacon and let me tell you, they are amazing! The appetizer brings two large peppers sliced in half stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in yummy bacon! They are not battered and fried, just grilled to give the pepper a light charred flavor.
Take your time, take small bites, enjoy!
But Black Orchid Restaurant has a lot more great food to offer with a menu filled with fresh salads and homemade pasta. Breakfast menu includes Island Eggs Benedict, Sweet Toast and Su Omelet; for lunch there are great sandwiches (Toasted Tuna, Rasta Roast Beef & Island Burger) and dishes like Fettuccini Marinara, Sweet and Sour Pork & Beer Battered Fish; the dinner menu has more hearty dishes like the Lasagna Boat, Teriyaki Chicken and Seafood Alfredo. (Click here to check out Ambergris Today’s full review on Black Orchid Restaurant)