Les Gourmettes Goat Cheese Shrimp-Stuffed
8 poblano chiles
4 ounces mild goat cheese
1/2 cup panela or Monterey jack cheese, grated
1/2 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and cooked
1 tablespoon shallots, chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
Roast poblano chilies either over a direct flame or under a broiler
until charred. Allow chilies to steam in a plastic or paper bag,
then remove the charred skin. Leaving the stems intact, make a slit
in the sides of the chiles and remove the seeds.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cheeses with shrimp, shallots,
bell peppers, cilantro and basil. Taking care not to tear the
chilies, carefully stuff them with the cheese mixture. Transfer the
chilies to a baking sheet. Place in preheated oven for about 10
Serve with red bell pepper sauce.
Red Bell Pepper Sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup shallots, chopped
1 serrano chile, seeded and chopped
2 large red bell peppers, roasted
1 cup chicken stock
Heat olive oil in a medium skillet. Add garlic, shallots and Serrano
chile; sauté until shallots are tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer
mixture to a blender. Add red bell pepper and chicken stock; blend
until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Source: Chef Barbara Fenzl - Les Gourmettes, Phoenix