Creamy Poblano Pepper Strips (Rajas)

Creamy Poblano Pepper Strips (Rajas)

Prep Time Prep: 10m Cook Time Cook: 25m Total Time Total: 45m

Yield: 4 to 6 servings (or 2 cups)

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side-dish

  • 6 fresh poblano chiles* (or canned, peeled)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 ears corn, kernels removed
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Mexican crema or creme fraiche
  • 1/2 cup, shredded Monterrey jack cheese
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  1. Char the poblano chiles directly over the gas flame on the stove or under the broiler until blackened on all sides. Enclose in a plastic bag and let steam for about 10 minutes. 
  2. Add the oil to a heavy large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the corn and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Set aside. 
  3. Peel and seed the chiles. Cut the chiles into 1/4 to 1/2-inch strips (rajas) and add the strips to the onion and corn mixture and saute until the corn is tender, about 5 minutes. Add the heavy cream and Mexican crema and cook until bubbling, about for 8 minutes. Add the cheese and stir until melted and smooth. Season the rajas with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer to a serving dish and serve.

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh poblano chiles* (or canned, peeled)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 ears corn, kernels removed
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Mexican crema or creme fraiche
  • 1/2 cup, shredded Monterrey jack cheese
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Char the poblano chiles directly over the gas flame on the stove or under the broiler until blackened on all sides. Enclose in a plastic bag and let steam for about 10 minutes. 
  2. Add the oil to a heavy large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the corn and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Set aside. 
  3. Peel and seed the chiles. Cut the chiles into 1/4 to 1/2-inch strips (rajas) and add the strips to the onion and corn mixture and saute until the corn is tender, about 5 minutes. Add the heavy cream and Mexican crema and cook until bubbling, about for 8 minutes. Add the cheese and stir until melted and smooth. Season the rajas with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer to a serving dish and serve.