Recipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys
2–3 poblano peppers (see Cook’s note)
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1–2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup fresh cheese (queso fresco or crumbled feta)
¼ cup parsley, minced
Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Set oven to broil.
- Rub poblano peppers with vegetable oil to ensure they don’t dry out, and place peppers on a baking sheet on the top rack of your oven.
- Broil for 5–10 minutes or until the skins are darkened and blistered, but not burned.
- Place in a covered bowl or bag and let steep and cool for 8–10 minutes.
- Using your hands, gently, remove blistered skins from the peppers.
- Slice up the poblanos into 1-inch bites, removing the seeds and ribs as desired.
- Place juicy pepper bites on a serving platter and drizzle with olive oil, cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper and serve with warm slices of bread or crostini.
Serves 4 as an appetizer. Prep time, 2 minutes; cook time, up to 20 minutes.
Cook’s note: Poblanos can be spicy or mild in flavor. This appetizer is for those who don’t mind a possible surprise of pepper heat in their dishes.