Mexican style seafood stuffed Chiles (Chiles rellenos de mariscos)

The culinary adventures and new experiments one can enjoy when visiting the city of Mexico just seem endless, the people are friendly and will welcome you and make you feel as if you were a long time friend. The recipe I propose here is that of peppers stuffed with seafood. In this classic recipe for chiles rellenos, we use the larger Mexican chiles called poblano peppers, these peppers are typical of southeastern Mexico and the city of Puebla; here we stuff them with seafood with cheese, to finish by frying them in an egg batter.

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Seafood stuffed Chiles


* 8 or 10 fresh poblano chiles
* 1/2 lb. of cheddar cheese
* 1 cup of flour
* 1 onion
* 1 garlic clove
* 3 eggs
* 2 cans (5.5 oz.) tomato paste
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* Oregano to taste
* Salt and pepper to taste
* Canola oil for frying
* 1 lb. shellfish; crab, small shrimp, scallops etc...


1) Cut the cheese, chop the onions, mince garlic and separate the yolks from the egg whites. Put the peppers in the oven turning them every 5 minutes until charred and roasted; place the charred peppers in a plastic bag and close it so that the trapped steam softens them. Leave the chiles in the bag 10 minutes; after this they will be easy to peel. Slice open the top portion of each chiles making sure not to cut the stem; remove and discard the seeds.

2) Place the seafood boil in a pan and cook for a few minutes. Peel and chop the seafood; mix with the grated cheese. Spoon this seafood mixture inside each chiles to fill them.

3) Roll the stuffed chilies in the flour and set aside.

4) Pour a bit of oil in a pan; in this pan saute the onion, garlic, and mix some tomato paste. Add the oregano, salt and pepper to taste each one.

5) Beat egg whites and on the other hand mix and beat the yolks; mix back the eggs together. Roll the floured chiles in the eggs, then fry in hot oil. Drain the chiles in a dish with paper to remove the excess oil.

Serve this Mexican seafood dish, arranging the 2 stuffed chiles on each plate then pouring some tomato sauce over...

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