Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Randy Mon
Total Time
1 Hour
Serves 8 (serving size: 3 poppers)

Leyden is a Dutch cheese that's like gouda with cumin seeds mixed in. If you can't find it, use regular gouda and a few more toasted cumin seeds.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium (350° to 450°). Wearing kitchen gloves, halve chiles lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and ribs with a spoon.

Step 2

Toast cumin seeds in a small frying pan over medium heat until fragrant, 1 minute. Transfer to a food processor, add cheeses, and whirl to blend. Put cheese mixture in a bowl and stir in onions and shrimp.

Step 3

Spoon cheese filling into chiles. Lay a sheet of greased foil on cooking grate. Set chiles, filling side up, on greased foil, cover grill, and cook until chiles are tender and cheese is melted and starting to brown, 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

mbfeline's Review

September 22, 2013

Kemac62's Review

December 18, 2012
Made these for a birthday party in August and they were devoured in seconds! Making them again for a Christmas party. They are just so darn good!

thesocals's Review

August 25, 2012
Made as written except used Hatch green chilies instead of Jalapeños. Had to cook a bit longer and then finished up under the broiler for a golden top. Used as a side dish and everyone inhaled them. Will make again, soon.