Do you love a spicy dip with your challah? Get your jalapenos and let’s get going.
When Esti Waldman asked me to create some “heimish” Shabbos recipes with a twist for this series of לכבוד שבת קודש, I couldn’t fall asleep that night. I was thinking about how to take a “heimish” recipe that I’ve been making for years and put a twist on it.
Once Friday morning came around and I started my weekly לכבוד שבת קודש Instagram story, I got into my zone. I started reading my wife’s list of what she wanted me to make for Shabbos that week (yes she shops, creates the menu and cleans up after the mess every week!) and I saw the jalapeno pepper dip which is one of her favorites. Those of you following me along for long enough know that we like spicy in our family!
So instead of making the traditional version I’ve been doing for years, I decided to “twist” this one up a little. I took the peppers and garlic and roasted them in the oven with olive oil for 25 minutes and then went from there. The roasting gave the dip a whole new meaning.
- 4 jalapenos
- 1 green pepper
- 6 garlic cloves
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 jalapeno
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ bunch parsley
- Juice of half a lemon
- 4 tablespoons (or more) mayonnaise
- Preheat oven to 450F. On a baking sheet, combine jalapenos, green pepper, garlic, and olive oil. Roast for 25 minutes. Let cool for a bit.
- In a blender fitted with an “S” blade, combine mixture the raw jalapeno and garlic. Add salt, parsley, and lemon. Blend to combine.
- Add in mayonnaise. I use only 4 tablespoons, but you can add a lot more. If you’re not a mayonnaise person, you can enjoy this as is (careful it’s spicy!).
Yussi Weisz has been in the kosher restaurant business since 2001.
18 years and 3 restaurants later he has landed himself in the fast-food business. Snaps Kosher, in the Westgate Plaza Lakewood. Actually, his slogan says, not fast food, good food fast.
Yussi has a special love for Shabbos, and believes there is so much more we can do to honor each shabbos. For teens at risk that keep Shabbos Yussi gives out special Shomer Shabbos Gelt cards, that can be cashed in at his restaurant for a free meal. For people at home cooking for Shabbos, “Just say it” “Lkovod Shabbos Kodesh” every time you prepare something. This way we can enhance the Shabbos, for ourselves and our kids, for a hefty dose of humor while Yussi prepares his own L’kovod Shabbos Kodesh, just follow along his Friday insta stories
Lkovod Shabbos, Shmiras Shabbos, Kedushas Shabbos
The power of Shabbos will transform our entire week in to something higher!
Now enjoy some of these heimish “lkovod Shabbos kodesh” recipes (but with a twist) special for between carpools.