Saturday, September 11, 2010

Poblano Stuffed with Chorizo, Shrimp and Rice

I made these tonight and decided to make extra to share with Stacy and her family when the baby comes. Can't wait to welcome another baby into our family.  Made a salad to go with it and called it a meal.  Great dish. I made two with bell peppers and the rest with poblano peppers.

1 tablespoon oil
1/2 pound Mexican-style chorizo
1/2 red and 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 red onion, diced
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1 cup short-grain rice
1 cup low-sodium chicken stock
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup water
4 large, fresh poblano chiles
1 pound shrimp, shelled, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
3/4 cup cheddar, shredded
3/4 cup Jack cheese, shredded
In a medium saucepan, heat oil and chorizo, cook for 3 minutes. Add peppers, jalapeno, onions and garlic. Cook until translucent, then add rice and cook until all the grains of the rice are coated with oil. Add all liquids and stir over high heat for 3 minutes, cover and reduce heat to low. Check rice for doneness after 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place poblano chiles on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cool, cut top 1/4 of chile off and remove the ribs and seeds. I cut mine in 1/2 because I like less pepper and more filling. I would also suggest to salt the pepper before stuffing. I felt like the filling was fine because the chorizo was salty, but the pepper needed a little salt and this would be the best time to salt it.
When rice is finished cooking, fluff with fork and stir in shrimp. Stuff chiles with rice mixture. Place all the chiles on baking sheet and place into oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, mix cheeses together and cover pepper with cheese. Broil for 3 minutes to melt and brown the cheese.

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