Monday, June 23, 2008
What's a chile relleno? Well its a stuffed pepper literally. I like to make these in a variety of ways from simple with only cheese to not so simple with a meat and ricotta stuffing. Remember, I made these last year. Today they are not so simple. I have been craving squash blossoms and I dont have any so I decided I would make the same filling that I would use for the blossoms and instead fill a roasted cubanelle pepper. I roasted and peeled some peppers. I made a stuffing out of some ground meat that was sauteed with garlic, onions, fresh oregano and pepper. I let this cool and mixed in some ricotta and parmesean cheese and one egg. Peppers were stuffed with this mixture, floured and then battered with a tempura style batter that had some spicy dried green chile powder that was sifted with the flour, this will add a little kick since these peppers are in the sweet family. Drizzle a little red chile sauce over the top and a little grate of cheese and this will have to suffice until I get my hands on some squash blossoms!
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 7:28 PM