Test the collective machismo of your gathering with these delicious little peppers oozing with cheese, garlic, and sweet shrimp. I like to use different colors of small peppers—an ensemble of yellow güero, jalapeño, and red “lipstick” or other sweet miniature peppers looks particularly attractive. If you use jalapeños or güeros, they will definitely be spicy. Toritos take just a minute to make, and they can be prepared ahead and finished in the oven. The fillings can be varied according to the season; sautéed sweet corn is a very good addition.
Mango habanero salsa, pomegranate seeds or toasted pepitas (optional), cilantro sprigs
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