The Chile poblano is pronounced: poh-blah-noh. Poblano peppers are mild, heart-shaped peppers that are large and have very thick walls, which make them great for stuffing. Fresh Poblano peppers are ideal for Chiles rellenos and are often only used for that dish. Poblanos are usually roasted and peeled before use. When dried, these are called ancho or mulato chiles and then used for many other applications. Chiles Poblanos frescos for Chiles Rellenos and Chiles en Nogada. Learn more about The Poblano Peppers
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Video Chiles en Nogada by Chef Iliana de la Vega from The Culinary Institute of America
4 cups walnuts
1 1/2 cups skinned almonds
14 oz cream cheese
7 oz goat cheese
3 oz fresh cheese, such as feta
1 slice bread trimmed and soaked in milk
2 cups heavy cream or 1 cup heavy cream mixed with 1 cup half and half
1 cup milk
1 tbs grated white onion
2 tbs ground cinnamon
1/2 cup dry sherry
Salt to taste
Recipe Ingredients for the Garnish
Seeds from 6 pomegranates
1 bunch of parsley, chopped
Prepare the stuffing: Heat butter and oil in a saucepan. Brown 12 garlic cloves and discard. Brown minced garlic with onion. Add ground meats and saute until no longer red. Stir in raisins, prunes, citron, apricots, pears, peaches, apples, pineapple, plantain and tomatoes. cook until mixture begins to thicken, about 30 minutes.
Add cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, bay leaves, thyme, marjoram, pepper, sherry and white wine. SALT to taste. Simmer, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens, abut 1 1/4 hours. Cool
Fill prepared chiles with cooled stuffing. Put flour on a piece of waxed paper. Roll chiles in flour and place on a tray. Cover and refrigerate.
Prepare the batter: Make batter in 3 batches, as needed or it will not remain fluffy. Beat 1/3 of egg whites with a little salt until stiff. Lightly beat 1/3 of egg yolks and yolds and 2 tbs flour to whites, folding in carefully.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a deep frying pan. Dip flour coated chiles in batter, one at a time and fry over medium heat. Do not crowed pan. Remove and drain on paper towels.
Prepare the sauce: boil walnuts in water to cover for 5 minutes. Remove from water. Peel skins. Boil almonds in water to cover for 25 minutes and soak in cold water. Peel skins. Grind walnuts and almonds in a blender or food processor, adding cream cheese, goat cheese, feta cheese, bread, cream, milk onion, sugar, cinnamon, sherry and salt. the mixture will be very thick. Refrigerate.
If you are using packaged nuts, wash walnuts and almonds and follow the procedure for fresh nuts.
To serve: Place cold fried chiles on a platter. Ladle walnut sauce on top. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and garnish with parsley. (Chiles Rellenos en Nogada)
Serves 16 persons
Chile Poblano Fresco - Chile Ancho Fresco a veces llamado Chile Pasilla por su picor suave
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I have ordered these pepper numerous times and they are big, flavorful and easy to use. Living in New York you cant get peppers like this and I am so glad MexGrocer can send them to me.
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I would recommend this item to a friend.
January 4, 2012
I ordered fresh Plablano peppers for a special recipee at the Holiday. They were large, firm, and full of flavor. Perfect for roasting, and stuffing with garlic mashed potatoes.....try it sometime, you won't regret it.