You cannot say Father’s Day, and grilling without combining the two as they are the perfect fit; like the ingredients in this recipe. This year why not surprise Dad by taking over the grill by serving up this recipe for Grilled Poblano Peppers with Chorizo, Chicken, and Chipotle Cream.
Grilled Poblano peppers have to be one of my favorite summer ingredients. I remember the first time I cooked with them, I wasn’t sure what to do. Do I chop it up? Add it to a salad or sauce? Then it hit me if we stuff bell peppers why not a Poblano. Gradually the recipes evolved with ingredients and from the oven to the grill. I love the charred outside of the peppers from grilling as well as the nice smoky flavor. Doesn’t that sound like Dad would enjoy too?
I went crazy on flavor with this recipe as there were so many great options when using Cacique® products. The base of this recipe is ground chicken thighs and Cacique® Pork Chorizo, along with some onions and garlic. I loved working with this chorizo as it had a great texture and the flavor was mildly spicy, the perfect balance with the slightly spicy poblano. Now, I am sure Dad would be fine with a meat-heavy grilled poblano but I added some fresh corn as well as black beans as well as a heavy hand of cilantro. Of course, I didn’t stop there, so I grated Cotija into the filling just before stuffing each pepper. Cotija melted just enough to add more flavor but held up to the heat as well. The finishing touch was a hearty drizzle of Ranchero® Crema Con Sal that I mixed with chipotle paste.
The only other thing that could possibly make Dad happy after enjoying these outrageous grilled peppers is probably a nap.
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