Cool, creamy waves of dip punctuated by slow-smoked jalapeno for just the right amount of heat.
Why am I so into smoked dips? They are easy to make with a huge flavor payoff. My theory is, if you’re already firing up a large smoker to cook brisket and whatnot, then why not throw a few extra ingredients in to get a little smoke bath?
The ingredient that really gives this dip zing and complexity is the addition of Hardcore Carnivore Amplify. Amplify is made with chicken fat powder, and is designed to intensify the flavor of your food. Think of it as a way to boost the savory component of your dishes, without any MSG! It works perfectly as a season-all for dips, and also adds the necessary complimenting spices to this dip in just a few shakes.
I take the seeds out in this recipe as they can develop a bitter quality when smoked. If you prefer more heat, consider adding a Serrano chili (or another hot green chile) to the mix. Pro tip – don’t forget to use disposable gloves (I use these nitrile ones) when prepping your chilis. It’s a simple way of avoiding painful burning hands (and other parts!) later on.