Saturday, October 17, 2009

Baked Chile Relleno

The Chile Relleno is a very simple, healthy and delicious dish to make at home. The kinds in mexican restaurants aren't actually to my liking, even though I adore deep-fried things stuffed with cheese. I just find them way too greasy and overbearing in restaurants.

All you have to do is buy some chiles, roast them over a grill or broil them to char the outer skin until it looks like it does above (about 2o minutes, flipping when necessary). Then put the hot chiles into a bowl and cover it with saran wrap to aide in steaming off the skin. This takes another 2o minutes.

While waiting, prepare your filling by cooking the mixture together in a pan. You can mix sausage, chorizo, soyrizo, chicken, cheese, soy cheese, vegetables, etc - whatever you want your filling to be.

Once your peppers have steamed and you've peeled off the skin that you can (it doesn't always all peel off), carefully remove the seeds inside by making a slit in the pepper. You can also just take off the stem. You'll typically see them in restaurants for show but I have a hard time stuffing the pepper without losing the stem anyway. Then stuff it with your filling and bake another 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees to heat everything up together.

Once you're finished, plate it with any type of sauce you want; mexican crema, sour cream, guacamole, cilantro, etc.



mac the fork said...
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tomotron said...

this is gorgeous!!!!

kayoko said...

dude my chiles NEVER look this good when i try roasting or grilling them.

i'll get another batch at the farmer's market if they are still there, and try this recipe WORD FOR WORD!

The Jerkey said...

I use the broiler because I don't have an outdoor grill because I DON'T HAVE AN OUTDOORS. ugh. Poo.

I just leave them in the broiler until they're charred and then I flip them to char on the other side.