I've been feeling spicy lately. Daring really. I am feeling the itch to step outside my proverbial box and try new things, embark on new adventures. This bug that has bitten me extends into the kitchen as well of course. Would you expect anything less?
Quente. That's what my friends in Brazil would call this dish. And me. Literally translated it means hot, but like the American version of the word hot the slang use of it has a spicier meaning. Quente.
I love this dish because it's easy to prepare, it's a great filler on vegetarian nights, and it's quente. I simply combine some white quinoa, black beans, roasted corn, roasted red peppers, cilantro, jack cheese, and a spicy jalapeno then stuff this delectable mixture inside mild, smoky poblano peppers and bake them for 30 minutes at 375F.
Now for some spicy, delectable shake-ups outside of the kitchen. Bring it on!
Spicy Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers
A hearty, delicious vegetarian dish of smoky poblano peppers stuffed with fluffy quinoa, veggies and spicy jalapeno.