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Thursday, April 1, 2010

5 courses, 5 recipes Part 4

Hey all! Just ahead lies the main course for our 5 course dinner party and I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Most of you were probably thinking that it would be something like a big roast of beef, a whole BBQed salmon or maybe some kind of smoked duck but NO! This simple yet beautiful main looks so amazing and is so very different that people will be greatly impressed. So get ready for...

Super Stuffed Peppers


1 tablespoon oil
1/2 pound chorizo sausage
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 red onion, diced
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1 cup short-grain rice
1 cup low-sodium chicken stock
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup water
6 large, fresh poblano chiles or green bell peppers
1 pound shrimp, shelled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4 cup Cheddar, shredded
3/4 cup Jack cheese, shredded

In a medium saucepan, heat oil and chorizo, cook for 3 minutes. Add peppers, jalapeno, onions and garlic. Cook until translucent, then add rice and cook until all the grains of the rice are coated with oil. Add all liquids and stir over high heat for 3 minutes, cover and reduce heat to low. Check rice for doneness after 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place peppers on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cool, cut top 1/4 of pepper off and remove ribs and seeds.

When rice is finished cooking, fluff with fork and stir in shrimp. Stuff chiles with 1/6 of the rice mixture. Place all the chiles on baking sheet and place into oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, mix cheeses together and cover pepper with cheese. Broil for 3 minutes to melt and brown the cheese.

Voila! This stuffed pepper looks so amazing on the plate your guests will feel bad about cutting into it! Full of rice, shrimp and sausage this is one hearty main. You can really use whatever cheeses you like but I think the cheddar and jack cheeses really pair the best with this. Enjoy!

Next up, our final course.....dessert!




  1. I'd like to see a picture of this dish.


  2. You didn't say please. ;)