Poblano PepperJonathan Brogaard
The Poblano pepper comes from the region of Puebla in Mexico, which adds to the name of the pepper. The people of Puebla is known as Poblanos, which is also the plural form of the pepper. The Aztecs were one of the first people to use the poblano chili in their cooking because of the mild spice and flavour in the chili pepper. The poblano pepper is very popular using in Mexico and Latin America and became popular in the 17th century where recipes using the chili exploded. People say that people in central Mexico are in good health because Mexicans have incorporated Poblanos in their diet, and poblanos have a high level of vitamin C.
Chilihouse products using Poblano Peppers
Poblano peppers are used frequently in Mexican dishes and are well-liked because of the bell pepper-like taste and texture. Slices of poblano peppers make for a great substitute for jalapeño on freshly made nachos or use strips of poblanos in homemade salsas. Another product that has taken the world by storm is the Tajin-seasoning because of its versatile use in sweet and savory dishes.
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Like the bell pepper, the poblano pepper has a crunchy exterior and differentiates by having a mild spice level. Poblano peppers are like a combination between bell pepper and jalapeño. Poblanos are ideal for grilling and work well in a variety of Mexican dishes like fajitas.
The best alternative for poblanos would be jalapeños because of the similar use in cooking and primarily differentiates from the poblano pepper by being a bit spicier. The pepper can also be substituted by bell peppers if wanting a bit more spice to dishes.