Paleo Bacon-Wrapped Salmon Stuffed Jalapeño ‘Poppers’

January 26, 2015 Updated: January 26, 2015

Here’s a Paleo version of “poppers” (jalapeño peppers that have been hollowed out, stuffed with a mixture of cheese, spices, and sometimes ground meat, breaded and deep-fried). This healthier version features a filling of flaked salmon and it’s baked rather than breaded and fried.

Makes 10 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

  • 5 jalapeños, halved and hollowed out
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked salmon, crumbled
  • 5 bacon strips

Preheat the oven to 350F. Place a rack over a cookie sheet, set aside.
Squeeze small handful of cooked, crumbled salmon into each jalapeño half.
Wrap in bacon (each popper uses approximately 1/2 piece of bacon)
Place on the rack, then into the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, until the bacon is cooked and the jalapeños are soft. Serve warm.

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