Once again, I must extoll the wonderful virtues of the stuffed chili pepper. Stuffed peppers are easy to make, satisfy like no other, and allow for a nearly infinite level of creativity. Practically anything you can conceive of can be stuffed into a chili pepper and made better.
A recipe for gorgeous poblano peppers stuffed with Cajun seasoned shrimp, Manchego and goat cheese, and basil, then baked or grilled.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Calories 615 kcal
- 2 large poblano peppers
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 jalapeno pepper chopped (or use a serrano pepper for more heat)
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 8 ounces shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasonings or more to taste
- 4 ounces goat cheese
- 4 ounces shredded Manchego cheese
- 10 or so large basil leaves shredded
- 1 tablespoon or more of your favorite hot sauce if desired
- Fresh cilantro chopped, for topping
Roast the poblano peppers in an oven on BROIL, not too close to the heat source for 15 minutes, or until the skins puff up and char. FLip them halfway through to get both sides. Remove from heat, cool slightly, then peel off the skins.
Slice the poblano peppers in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides. Set onto a large baking dish.
Add the shrimp to a mixing bowl and coat with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Toss with Cajun seasonings.
Heat a pan to medium heat and add 1 teaspoon olive oil. Cook the onion and peppers about 5 minutes, softening them up.
Add the garlic and cook another minute. Scoop the mixture into a large mixing bowl.
Cook the shrimp in the same pan a couple minutes per side, until cooked through. Cool and chop. Into a mixing bowl they go.
Add cheeses, basil and hot sauce (if using). Mix well.
Scoop the mixture into the peppers and bake 20-30 minutes at 375 degrees F, to your preference.
Top with fresh cilantro, spicy chili flakes, and serve with extra hot sauce! Serves 2.
Heat Factor: Mild-Medium, though you can easily incorporation hotter peppers and sauces to spice this up.
Cajun Shrimp Stuffed Poblano Peppers – Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 615Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 23g115%
Total Carbohydrates 16g5%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.