Pepper Jelly Goat Cheese Dip is the most popular dip I make! Creamy and full of sweet heat, this makes the perfect potluck dish.
Pepper jelly and goat cheese seem to be making a rise in popularity again. I totally see why, tart and creamy flavor of goat cheese adds tons of flavor to salads and other dishes, while pepper jelly is a sweet heat best complmented by savory ingredients.
A few years back my husband and I traveled to St. Lucia in the Caribbean. For the most part we participated in resort activities and outings, but kept hearing about “Mango’s Tours”. One day at the pool Mango found us and proposed his day long outing to see the sights of St. Lucia in an intimate setting. Usually not risk takers, especially in foreign countries, we decided to break out of our norm and take Mango up on his cash-only offer.
I received a tour of her kitchen and was able to ask some questions. One of her staple ingredients was pepper jelly. Sold in the US for decades, it is a newer trend in swanky restaurants, fine food magazines and starting to mainstream. Prepared from a Caribbean pepper, the scotch bonnet, this is a mouth watering, tangy, savory-sweet jelly. Most commonly it is used to glaze meats, fish and vegetables, as a spread for sandwiches, to toss chicken wings, in stir fry or for a tasty goat cheese dip appetizer!