My Pepper Throwdown Entry with Q/View

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by smokefever, May 14, 2013.

  1. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    Hello everyone and congrats to the winners of the TD.  This was my first entry and I had such a blast doing it.  I am a HUGE fan of chilles rellenos, so I decided to do a play on an incredible dish.  I decided to get a few pablano peppers, some anaheims as well and smoke them both, deciding later which one I would enter into the TD. 

    The ingredients for this dish are as follows:

    Pablano Peppers (whole)

    Queso Fresco

    Blackbeans

    Corn

    Tomatoes

    White Onion

    Cilantro

    Garlic

    Jalepenos

    Strawberries

    Mango

    Cooking Oil

    So what I did is make up a blackbean-corn salsa the day before.  This allowed all of the flavors to get to know each other  [​IMG]

    I basically made a pico de gallo using tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalepenos and fresh cilantro.  I then added the blackbeans and corn and mixed well.



    Here are the peppers after coming off of the smoker.  They smoked at 225 for 45 minutes.  I had some ribs on at the same time so that is why the 225 temp.  I think I would have gone a little lower temp-wise and left them on there longer had I not had the ribs on.


    The way I wanted to build these was to core them and then cut in half.  I made a beer batter and then fried the halves until golden brown (nobody likes a soggy pepper).  Once out of the fryer, I stuffed the blackbean-corn salsa into the cavity.  I topped with queso fresco and then placed in the oven to melt.



    And this was the final result.  I just diced the strawberries and mango evenly and tossed together with a little sugar.  This dish exceeded my expectations in taste and they were quickly consumed.  I made a total of 8 peppers (Pablano and Anaheims) making 16 halves.  I will definitely be doing this again in the future.  Thanks for having a look!!
     
  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yummy.....Looks really nice and fresh!

    Kat
     
  3. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Kat!!  I enjoyed it, had a decent amount of heat to it and as you mentioned, the fresh ingredients definitely helped!
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    .............[​IMG]............   Looks great.....  tastes even better, if I had some....     
     

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