Creamy Roasted Poblano Sauce

I’M BACK!  I am so sorry for my absence, I was a bit overwhelmed there for a couple weeks.  It’s a total joy to be back in the classroom, but I am exhausted!  Now I’m feeling much more settled and ready to get back to normal.  I promise to get back to my regular posting schedule moving forward!

I have been dying to share this sauce with you since we made it back in early August.  It is amazing…like, let-me-slurp-it-from-a-spoon-over-the-stove amazing.  Believe me.  It goes well with so many things (chicken, steak, fish) but especially enchiladas.  More on those tomorrow.  But for now, get inspired to make your favorite Mexican meal this week and include this sauce!

you will need:
4 to 6 poblano peppers
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons thyme leaves
¼ cup oregano, coarsely chopped
1 cup sour cream or creme fraiche, divided

Roast the poblanos either over the gas stovetop or under the broiler until blackened and blistered.  Set in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap and allow to steam for around 5 minutes.  Peel, core and seed the peppers.  Cut into strips about ¼ inch thick and set aside.

Heat the oil in a saucepan until hot.  Add the onions and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until soft.  Add the garlic, thyme and oregano.  Continue to cook for another 2 minutes.  Add the peppers and cook until heated through.  Add ½ cup of  the sour cream/creme fraiche and mix until combined.  Let simmer for about 4 more minutes.

Transfer mixture to food processor, adding the remaining ½ cup of sour cream/creme fraiche.  Blend until smooth.  Adjust consistency accordingly: add more  sour cream/creme fraiche to thicken or some milk to thin.

makes: about 2½ cups (dependent on the size of the peppers)
time: 25 minutes
from: Rick Bayless via delicata sunshine

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  1. Posted September 18, 2012 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    you feel settled? that makes one of us…what’s your secret? so happy to see cheaterbites back in action!

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