One of America’s Favorites – Pimento Cheese

November 16, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Pimento cheese on crackers

In the cuisine of the Southern United States, pimento cheese is a spread or relish made with cheese, mayonnaise and pimentos. Elsewhere, different ingredients may be used. It is served on bread, crackers and vegetables, or in sandwiches.

Pimento cheese has been referred to as the “pâté of the south”, “Carolina caviar” and “the caviar of the South.”

The basic recipe has few ingredients: sharp cheddar cheese or processed cheese (such as Velveeta or American cheese), mayonnaise or salad dressing, and pimentos, blended to either a smooth or chunky paste. Regional ingredients include horseradish, cream cheese, salt and pepper, Louisiana-style hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, paprika, jalapeños, onions, garlic, and dill pickles.

Close-up view of a commercial pimento cheese

Pimento cheese can be served as a spread on crackers or celery, scooped onto corn chips or tortilla chips, mixed in with mashed yolks for deviled eggs, added to grits, or slathered over hamburgers or hotdogs.

A pimento cheese sandwich can be a quick and inexpensive lunch, or it can be served as a cocktail finger food (with crusts trimmed, garnished with watercress, and cut into triangles) or rolled up and cut into pinwheels. It is also a common snack in the Philippines, where it is referred to as cheese pimiento.

Pimento cheese sandwiches are a popular item at the Masters Tournament. Minor controversy ensued in 2013 when the Augusta National Golf Club switched food suppliers for the Masters and the new supplier was unable to duplicate the recipe used by the previous supplier, resulting in a sandwich with a markedly different taste.

 

 

Smoked Gouda and Turkey Dip

June 8, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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The 2nd Jennie – O Turkey recipe I’m passing along is – Smoked Gouda and Turkey Dip. Made using JENNIE-O® Oven Browned Turkey Breast along with Heavy Cream, Smoked Gouda Cheese, Green Onions, Walnuts, Pimentos, sliced Apples and Crackers for dipping. Low Carb and Low Sodium, one delicious appetizer. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Smoked Gouda and Turkey Dip
Get out the crackers. This marvelously melt-y dip recipe makes an amazing no-gluten appetizer that’s highly recommended by us. Low in sodium, low in carbs and done in under 15 minutes!

INGREDIENTS
⅔ cup heavy cream
8 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, cut into small chunks or shredded
½ pound minced JENNIE-O® Oven Browned Turkey Breast, from the service deli
2 green onions, minced
¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1 tablespoon diced pimiento
sliced apples and crackers for dipping, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) In medium saucepan, heat cream to scalding; slowly add cheese. Stir continuously over low heat until completely melted.
2) Stir in turkey, onions, walnuts and pimiento. Stir and heat through.
3) Pour into heated bowl and serve with sliced apples and crackers for dipping, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 180
Protein 11g
Carbohydrates 2g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Fat 14g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 430mg
Saturated Fat 8g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/233-smoked-gouda-and-turkey-dip

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