Archive for Chile Relleno

Cooking With Chiles Makes For Good Mexican Food

Cooking with chilies and knowing how to use them… make for good Mexican Food.  First, there are more than just a couple of types of chiles… in fact there are hundreds of them.  But… for some reason, folks get stuck on thinking that Mexican food is made with either Anaheim chiles or Jalapenos.  Good Mexican food restaurants use a variety of chiles… that is if they are worth their salt.

It certainly depends what you want the outcome of your dish to be.  Hot is great but each chile has a particular flavor to be considered, as well as adding heat to a dish.

While traveling in Mexico looking for the finest recipes for Milagros, I found the markets were full of “Chile and Veggie Stands.”  The colors of the peppers and vegetables were astounding.  It made me want to buy everything in sight and head for the nearest kitchen.

The women selling their veggies and chiles were gracious and so friendly.  Hope you like the photo of the “Market Hotties.”  There were the best!

Here are a few chile tips to remember when you are cooking with them.

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Fresh Chile Relleno Is Official on Milagros Mexican Food Menu

It’s here! Our new Fresh Chile Relleno is officially on the Milagros Mexican restaurant menu.

Chile Relleno, literally means “stuffed chile.”  A mild chili pepper is used called a Poblano pepper.  It is a mild pepper with more flavor than a mild Anaheim.  It is roasted and stuffed with meat or cheese and coated with an egg batter.

I have had several request to put a Relleno on the menu.  However, my experience with Rellenos has been generally been disappointing.  So many recipes use canned chiles that are coated with an egg/flour batter that has a mushy texture and not much flavor.

Some times Rellenos are cooked ahead and often re-heated… even in the microwave.

Over several months our kitchen went to work… testing and testing Rellenos to find the perfect blend of chili, cheese and batter. Read More→