Poblano and Onion Saute


Pair this Latin take on pepper and onions with steak, or fill out the saute with wedges of potatoes, such as red bliss, or a cup of corn kernels.


  • 6 fresh poblano chiles

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 medium onion (about 8 ounces), thinly sliced

  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt


  1. Roast chiles directly over the flame of a gas-stove burner (or under the broiler), turning with tongs, until blackened all over. Transfer chiles to a large bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap (or place in a large resealable plastic bag). Let steam until cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes, then peel chiles. Remove stems, ribs, and seeds; cut each chile lengthwise into strips and place in a nonreactive bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook until softened and translucent, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes. Stir in chiles and season with salt. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion and chiles are tender, about 7 minutes.

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