4 large poblano peppers**
8 ounces queso fresco, shredded
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon red pepper
1. Broil the whole peppers for about 10 minutes, stirring occassionally, until blackened and charred.
2. Remove from heat and let rest until cool enough to handle.
3. Meanwhile, combine shredded cheese and spices.
4. Peal off charred skin of peppers. This is the time consuming part! (I tried making these without this step and the end result was hard, undercooked peppers.)
5. Cut open center of pepper (see picture). Stuff with cheese mixture.
4 tomatillos, husks removed
1/4 a white onion
1 jalapeno pepper,** seeds removed for medium heat, seeds included for hot heat
1 green tomato (if its in season)
1 whole garlic clove
1. Roast tomatillo, onion, jalapeno, green tomato, and garlic at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Use a pan with sides--the tomatillos will turn to mush.
2. In food processor, combine roasted vegetables and juice of one lime. Process until mixture turns into a liquid.
3. Serve on top of roasted poblano peppers and rice.
**Be careful when handling peppers! Every person reacts differently, but if I get hot pepper juice on my hands, they will burn all night.