Filed Under: God made Texas so that Texans could make stuff like this.
Overview: Hand-assembled mason jars filled with pickled jalepeño peppers great for cooking, snack enhancements, recipe embellishments, and generally adding a dash of Texas to most anything tasty. Uses the same recipe, the same process, and even the same label since 1949. Sweet-fire extra-cool factor: actor Jack Nicholson has the stuff shipped out to Cali
Appreciate: Other than the jar-size (now a quart), nothing about Dumas Walker's products have changed since 1949. Nothing. The recipes are the same. The jars are still hand-assembled in the country kitchen out behind Don Walker's homestead, one at a time. And the labels still say "Eat the flour, wear the sack; if it's not good, bring it back". Dumas Walker Peppers is the oldest pepper canning company in Texas, and it's still run by the Walker family; son Don has things running as good as ever
Know: There are no actual strawberries in these jars, let's be clear. These are jalepeño peppers, made sweet by a pickling process. So what do you do with them? Good news: a little book of recipes comes attached to every jar, and most recipes call for only a tablespoon, so you'll get some mileage out of your jar. As a preview: you'll find recipes for using it in cornbread, dips, meatloaf, and salad dressing
Special Comments: Dumas Walker Peppers also makes a mind-numbingly good bar-b-que sauce, which they call Sweet Lucy. Actual bits of jalepeño float within the sauce (and some bits are more like chunks). If you like sweet, if you like jalepeño, if you like bar-b-que, keep a jar of this precious brown nectar next to your jar of mexican strawberries. Of course, if you're like The Diego Files, you won't be able to keep a full jar of Sweet Lucy for very long
See them: Here.