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How to Roast Poblano Peppers

Learn how to roast poblano peppers using an open flame, on the grill, or in your oven. It is very easy and essential for many recipes.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: poblano
Servings: 4
Calories: 11kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 poblano peppers

Instructions

  • To roast the poblano peppers over an open flame, turn a gas flame to HIGH. Set the poblanos directly over the flame. Turn the poblanos occasionally with tongs until all sides are blackened and blistered. Do not let them burn or turn white.
  • To roast the poblano peppers in the oven, preheat oven to 400 degrees or set it to broil. Set the poblanos onto a baking sheet (aluminum foil will make for easy cleanup), and bake for 20-30 minutes, until the skins are blackened and blistered, turning occasionally to evenly roast the poblanos.
  • To roast the poblanos in the oven broiler, set your oven to broil. Set the poblanos onto a baking sheet (aluminum foil will make for easy cleanup), skin sides up, and broil for 5-10 minutes, until the skins are blackened and blistered, turning every few minutes to evenly roast the poblanos.
  • To roast the poblanos on the grill, produce a HIGH FLAME on your grill. Place the chili pepper directly onto the lightly oiled grates. Allow skin to blacken and bubble up. It will do so in about 2-3 minutes. Flip the chili pepper and blacken both sides to evenly roast the poblanos.
  • Allow the poblanos to cool enough to handle. Transfer them to a bowl and cover them with plastic or a paper towel, or place them into baggies or paper bags to let the skins steam and loosen.
  • If using for stuffing, carefully peel away or rub off and discard the charred skins. Otherwise, simply peel, stem and seed, then chop and use as needed.

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Notes

Heat Factor: MILD. Poblano peppers aren't hot, though they are hugely flavorful.

Nutrition

Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 47.9mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg