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French Inspired Poblano Crepe ‘Enchiladas’

Poblano crepe ‘Enchiladas’ served with zesty guilt free ‘cashew-poblano’ sauce!! Summer meal at its best! poblano-enchilada-cashew These enchiladas!! I still can’t believe that these turned out so good that my family labelled them to be another of their favorite enchilada recipes cooked by me. This enchilada meal was completely unplanned. I developed this whole dish in steps with one thought giving way to another. It took me a total of two hours from start to finish and I can say it was all worth the effort.

poblano-enchilada-cashew There is a poblano crepe recipe in this book which I have been reading lately and I can say that I am head over heels in love with the book and almost every page has been bookmarked as I want to try all the recipes. The book is written by the super talented chef Ivy Stark from Dos Caminos restaurants. When I saw poblano crepes, all I wanted to do was make them at the very moment and yes after a bit of google search, I wanted to be in New York at thus restaurant!

I mean, seriously such a Mexican+French twist! I decided that I am going to use these in some sort of enchilada dish because well, poblanos + crepes = Feast!!

Once I had the crepes ready, I started working on the filling. I wanted to keep it simple yet full of Mexican flavours as at the end it is a French twist on Mexican dish or may be the other way round. Uh ho doesn’t really matter, assume either way!!

For filling I used roasted corn, red and green bell pepper and red onion cooked slowly with taco seasoning and few other spices. So aromatic and delicious.

Now I was in no mood to give away the charm of this unique dish by using a simple sauce. So I decided on my favorite ‘no-cheese’ cashew-poblano sauce.

Poblano-Crepes-Enchiladas-Cashew-Poblano-Sauce I won’t lie as I was initially little hesitant serving this for dinner but I decided to give my luck a go and voila everyone loved it!! No kidding! They were simply amazed by the uniqueness of this dish, by the use of poblano crepes in enchilada, a no cheese sauce. They said all the flavours married so well together that they think this dish was restaurant worthy.

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poblano-enchilada-cashew The best part for me was that this dish doesn’t demand too many unique items. Apart from poblano and corn, you might find almost everything else in your pantry or crisper. A full delicious summer meal which can be made way ahead of time. You can make this over the weekend and serve it for dinner on busy week nights.

For filling, you can just go crazy. I am thinking of shredded chicken, mushrooms, spinach, pulled pork or almost anything you love filling your enchiladas with. I usually add way more sauce in enchiladas but if you are left with extra sauce, you can refrigerate it and use it over tacos, in Mexican casseroles.

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Best enchiladas ever!

Poblano crepes:

makes 8 round crepes

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/8 cup cold water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 poblano chile, roasted, peeled and pureed

For roasting poblano, place a poblano over stove top at high flame. Let it sit for like 30 seconds and keep flipping using tongs until it gets charred on all sides. Once charred, place it in a bowl and cover tightly so it steams up inside. Uncover after few mins and peel off the skin using hands. Cut in big pieces and throw in the blender. Blend until a smooth paste forms. in a big bowl, whisk together the flour and eggs. Gradually add milk and water and stir to combine. Add salt and olive oil and stir until smooth. Fold in the poblano purée. Warm a flat skillet and spray with little oil. Once hot, add 1/4 cup of batter and swirl the pan around or using a flat spatula so it gets thin and in kind of a circular shape. Let it cook for few mins. Flip and cook on the other side. Repeat and stack them on an aluminum foil.

[poblano crepe recipe adapted from 'Dos Caminos Mexican Strret Food' ]

Filling:

  • 2/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • Corn kernels from 1 fresh corn roasted on stove top or grill
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp Taco Bell seasoning

Add oil in a deep skillet. Once hot, add the veggies along with seasoning. Stir to mix it all together and cook on med-high flame for good 15-20 mins until it starts to smell wonderful and veggies get softened up. Keep aside.

‘No-cheese’ cashew-poblano sauce:

  • 1 cup plain unsalted and unflavored cashews soaked in hot water for 15-20 mins
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • big handful of fresh cilantro
  • 2green onions
  • 1-2 jalapeños as per desired heat you want
  • 1 roasted poblano
  • salt to taste
  • 1.5 cups water
  • juice of 1.5 lime or to taste

Roast and peel the poblano the same way as mentioned above in poblano crepe recipe. In a blender, add all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning.

To assemble: In a baking dish, add some sauce at the bottom to evenly coat. Take one poblano crepe and add filling good 1-2 Tbsp or more in the centre lengthways. Roll it tightly and place seam side down on the baking dish. Repeat with the rest. Add more sauce on top. Add fresh red onions, green and red bell peppers and green onions on top.At this top, you can refrigerate it covered for later use. Bake in a pre heated 350F oven for 12-17 mins or until warmed through. Serve immediately

44 comments… add one

  • Heather @ My Overflowing Cup June 25, 2014, 1:33 pm

    This recipe looks SO good! Poblanos are one of my favorites, as well as cilantro and jalepeno. I can’t wait to try this – pinning it now. Thanks, again!

    • naivecookcooks June 25, 2014, 10:05 pm

      Thanks Heather!! Let me know how you like it!

  • Erin R. June 25, 2014, 3:43 pm

    Poblano crepes! What an idea! So beautiful with the pale green color. Terrific dinner idea.

    • naivecookcooks June 25, 2014, 10:06 pm

      Thanks Erin. Give it a try. Hope you like these!!

  • Traditionally Modern Food June 25, 2014, 5:07 pm

    Aww it looks yummy

    • naivecookcooks June 25, 2014, 10:06 pm

      Thanks!

  • Ema @ On the flavor road June 25, 2014, 5:40 pm

    Ami! I have never had enchiladas and yours look fantastic and so rich in flavors and your no-cheese poblano sauce is great! I want to try it ASAP! I love cheese but it is not that good for me, so a no cheese sauce is what I need :)! I can hopefully find most of the ingredients to make this beautiful dish :)! Maybe during summer, or maybe even now to feel closer to you and to bring a bit of summer in my kitchen :*

    • naivecookcooks June 25, 2014, 10:07 pm

      Awww love your comments Ema. I hope you love this!

  • Monica June 25, 2014, 9:51 pm

    Looks incredible, from those crepes to all the flavors going on for the filling! I can see how it was so loved by your family. Great job!

    • naivecookcooks June 25, 2014, 10:07 pm

      Thanks Monica!

  • ela@GrayApron June 25, 2014, 11:58 pm

    Great dish to put together and impress!

    ela h.

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:45 pm

      Thanks Ela!

  • Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods June 26, 2014, 12:15 am

    This looks so delicious! I love that sauce, it is beautiful!

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:46 pm

      Thanks Cindy! The whole meal ended up being really delicious.

  • Laura @ Raise Your Garden June 26, 2014, 6:03 am

    I love the popping green color of this dish, how nice.

    Mexican + French twist, yum. I love Mexican food in the summer. And like you said, I actually have most of these ingredients in my pantry so it won’t require an extra trip to the store. Thanks!

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:47 pm

      Laura hope you give it a try as you got almost all the ingredients!! Thanks for commenting!

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice June 26, 2014, 7:12 am

    Beautiful dish, especially the sauce…yum!

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:47 pm

      Thanks Gayle!

  • cheri June 26, 2014, 8:30 am

    Hi Ami, what a wonderful recipe, love everything about this dish especially the sauce. Always looking for a good cookbook.

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:48 pm

      I picked up this cookbook at halfprice books and I am in love with it now!

  • Medha @ Whisk & Shout June 26, 2014, 9:23 am

    This is such a smart and cool recipe! I love that the cashew-poblano sauce is vegan… I could see it on a mexican inspired salad as dressing, too :) Way to pull off that Mexican-French fusion!

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:49 pm

      Thanks Medha for the lovely comment!

  • Jill June 26, 2014, 9:29 am

    Very cool and interesting dish! Love your site!

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:49 pm

      Thanks Jill! Hope to see more of you here!

  • kristie @ birchandwild.com June 26, 2014, 9:50 am

    What an original and delicious looking recipe! You are so creative! I would totally spend two hours making this. Well done!

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:49 pm

      haha thanks Kristie! Your comment made my day!

  • Olivia - Primavera Kitchen June 26, 2014, 9:58 am

    I love cashew sauce, but I made it only one time. I should try it more. Yours looks great ;-)

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:51 pm

      You should Olivia! Isn’t it great when you can sneak in cashews in sauce and still feel all the tastes of a good cheesy sauce!

  • Chris @ Shared Appetite June 26, 2014, 10:13 am

    OMG! French + Mexican fusion… I am totally loving this! I am such a sucker for anything poblano… this literally is making me SUPER hungry right now!

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:51 pm

      Chris I am waiting to know how you liked it! You should make it!

  • Angie (@angiesrecipess) June 26, 2014, 12:08 pm

    Love love those poblano crepes! Your cashew cheese sauce sounds equally delicious too.

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:52 pm

      cashew poblano sauce came out really good, Angie! Thanks for commenting!

  • Amy | Club Narwhal June 26, 2014, 12:20 pm

    Oh man, I am such a sucker for enchiladas and I love that you use crepes as the base and cashews for the sauce!

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:52 pm

      Thanks Amy and btw I am in love with your beet bagels!! Been dying to make them!

  • Crystal | Apples & Sparkle June 26, 2014, 2:43 pm

    How delicious!!! I love the crepes and I’m so intrigued by that sauce. Wow! : )

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:53 pm

      Thanks Crystal!

  • Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes June 26, 2014, 5:43 pm

    These crepe ‘enchiladas’ look SO GOOD! I love all the bright colours and the sauce sounds amazing!!

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:53 pm

      Thanks Jessica!

  • Allison June 27, 2014, 9:01 am

    What a great play on enchiladas! That cashew poblano sauce looks to die for!

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:53 pm

      Thanks Allison!

  • Annie @Maebells June 27, 2014, 2:14 pm

    These are so fun!! I love the idea of savory crepes!

    • naivecookcooks June 27, 2014, 3:55 pm

      I have been in love with savory crepes too. Who wants those same-old same-old plain crepes anymore?!!

  • Matt @ Plating Pixels June 29, 2014, 5:54 pm

    These look great! I recently made some crab and white sauce enchiladas, which I’m posting soon. Will have to try these out!

    • naivecookcooks June 29, 2014, 6:05 pm

      Thanks Matt!

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