If you can't handle the heat ...try a Poblano!
Poblano peppers are Mexico's (and Buffalo's) favorite chile pepper! When traditionally ripened to red and dried, this pepper is known as an 'Ancho'. Poblanos are great roasted, like bell peppers, or stuffed. Our recipes below will demonstrate the various ways you can use this awesome summer veggie!
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W.D. Henry and Sons is a farm in Eden, NY about a half-hour outside of Buffalo, NY. They have been in business over 125 years and is now operating under the management of the family's fourth and fifth generations, Mark and Dan Henry. "We pride ourselves on quality, integrity and maintaining up-to-date production and food safety practices." They have received multiple awards, including the New York State Century Farm Award and the New York State Farm Family Award. One of their goals are to help future generations understand the importance of agricultural and environmental responsibility by implementing various sustainable agricultural practices as outlined on their website.
Poblano peppers last the longest in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. They will keep their flavor and spice for about one week. To increase the life of the peppers, place them in a brown paper bag before keeping in the refrigerator.
The poblano pepper is not considered to be hot or spicy, so you do not need to be careful when cutting. Simply slice off the top and around the seed core. If you are stuffing, slice them in half and remove the white insides and seeds. If you are roasting over a flame, you do not need to cut anything off. New to the roasting technique? Here's a tutorial!
Poblanos offer nutritional benefits on top of adding flavor and spice without added calories. A double whammy! One poblano pepper offers 50 calories, about a gram of fat, and 2 grams of protein. Poblanos offer 11% of your daily potassium need, 70% vitamin A, and 30% vitamin B-6.
Vegan Stuffed Poblano Peppers - Minimalist Baker
Zucchini Pico de Gallo Salsa (with Poblanos) - Taste of Home
Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers - Moosewood
Cheese and Chile Quiche - Epicurious
Vegetarian Portabello and Poblano Fajitas - Cookie and Kate
Smoky Honey Peach-Roasted Poblano Salsa - Better Homes & Gardens
Southwest Stuffed Poblano Peppers - Creme de la Crumb
How do you prepare your poblanos? Leave us a comment below!