When I was oblivious to the fact that I was allergic to eggs and that I needed sleep in my life, a favorite go-to-late-night-post-partying stop was the Melrose Diner in Chicago. I would order the football-sized egg-white omelette with feta and a side of their famous poblano sauce—the eggs were really just a vehicle for the sauce. It was magical stuff—creamy and zesty with a distinctive earthy poblano taste.
My time in Chicago is full of food memories and favorites that I will never forget: the poblano sauce from Melrose diner, the Wagashi dessert from Sushi Wabi (now closed, so pass the Kleenex please), the sliders from Mana, the bread pudding from Karyn’s Cooked, the wings and dairy-free cookie dough shake from The Chicago Diner… be still my heart. Many of these goodies I can no longer eat, but I do my best to re-create what I remember when I can.
This Creamy Roasted Poblano Sauce is like an old friend. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Try it on Red Quinoa Tacos or Mexican Black Bean Burgers. Fold it into rice or roasted potatoes, or use it as dip for Chickpea Fries. And if you eat eggs, by all means make an egg-white omelette with feta for it!
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Anytime you are puréeing peppers, it’s important to roast them in the oven first, so you can peel off the waxy skin. If you add raw poblano peppers to a soup or sauce, the waxy skin can create a weird texture once puréed.
Try Creamy Roasted Poblano Sauce:
As a dip for homemade Chickpea Fries (just skip the Old Bay in the recipe).
Tossed with roasted potatoes and arugula… or in lieu of the pesto in this recipe…
As a condi for Mexican Black Bean Burgers…
To top Red Quinoa Tacos…
As a dip for Mixed Root Veggie Fries…
or with Veggie Enchiladas.
Now, I want to hear from YU. Are you a fan of poblanos? What recipe will you try this sauce with? Tell us with a comment below.
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