It is cold here in Arid zona so comfort food was absolutely essential last night. Since we still have some of that Thanksgiving turkey bird left over whatever was on the menu had to include that too. You know how sometimes leftovers can be kinda' boring and other times, well they can be absolutely superlative. Last night they were definitely out of the ordinary!
I've been craving some kind of Mexican style food and green chile seemed to be the way to go, so I blackened and skinned some Anaheim peppers. Now I still haven't found an easy way to do this - oh blackening them goes quickly enough cause I did it over the open flame on my gas stove, but cleaning them's another story all together. My fingers, particularly the right thumb that I used to dig out the seeds burned like hellfire - so bad, that I desperately stuck my whole hand in a container of old yogurt that was hiding in the back of the fridge. Knew I was saving it for something! Wasn't pretty but it did the trick.
Anyway, once the peppers were all prepped, they were stuffed with a mixture of chopped turkey, spicy Rotel tomatoes, cream cheese and pepper jack. Download Stuffed Anaheim Peppers Not to sound immodest at all, but honestly this may be one of my better creations. The peppers were spicy, the filling delicious and the sauce creamy and wonderful! It would also be great with chicken or even cooked shrimp - the flavor is not to be believed. Oh, you could use poblano's too, or even red bell peppers but we happen to love our Anaheim's.
We had our stuffed peppers along with a big green salad - oh and I put some sour cream on my peppers to cut the heat a tad cause you never know how hot they're going to be. They were a tad spicy but the big guy thought they were perfect. I'll be making 'em again pdq you can be sure of that - better put some gloves on the grocery list.