Monterey Jack Cheese (1 cup)
. Crumble the
Queso Fresco (1/4 cup)
. Soften the
Cream Cheese (1 cup)
. Chop the
Yellow Onion (1)
Garlic (2 cloves)
Deseed and mince the
Jalapeño Pepper (1)
. Peel and devein the
Shrimp (1 lb)
Red Bell Peppers (3)
on a baking sheet lined with foil paper. Place under the broiler and char the skins, turning often to evenly blacken. About 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer the peppers to a bowl.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allowthe peppers to cool completely. Once cooled, transfer them to a cutting board. Remove the stems and seeds. Using the blade of your knife to scrape off the charred skin.
In a food processor or blender, combine the roasted peppers,
Canned Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (1 2/3 cups)
Salt (1 tsp)
Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1 tsp)
Garlic Powder (1/2 tsp)
Ground Cumin (1/2 tsp)
Purée until completely smooth. Set aside and reserve for later.
Poblano Peppers (6)
directly over an open flame on your stove. Once the poblanos are charred all around, transfer to a plate or dish and allow to cool completely, uncovered.
Once cool, carefully remove the skin by scraping the outside with the blade of your knife. Remove the seeds from the poblano peppers (keeping the stems in tact) by making a slit down the middle and scooping out the seeds. Set peppers aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Heat a skillet over medium heat. When hot add
Olive Oil (2 Tbsp)
. Add the chopped onion, garlic, and jalapeno pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes until veggies are soft. Season with
Salt (1/2 tsp)
Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1/2 tsp)
Ground Coriander (3/4 tsp)
Add the shrimp and stir. Cook until the shrimp turn pink and are no longer opaque. Be careful not to over cook them. Turn off the flame and remove the pan from the stove. Allow to cool slightly.
In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, monterey jack cheese, and cooked shrimp. Stir until smooth and well combined. Stuff the medium poblano peppers with the cheese-shrimp mixture, dividing the filling evenly between them.
Spoon the red bell peppers sauce onto the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish or 6 individual serving dishes. Place the stuffed peppers on top of the sauce. Bake for 40 minutes on a baking sheet lined with foil to catch any drippings.
The cheese should be bubbly, and the tops golden brown. Remove from oven and top with crumbled queso fresco and
Fresh Cilantro (1/4 cup)
. Serve right away. Enjoy!