Rajas Con Crema or Roasted Poblanos in Cream Sauce (Vegan Option)
Rajas con crema is a classic Mexican dish made with fire roasted poblano peppers sliced into strips then cooked with onion, corn and Mexican crema. This is a traditionally vegetarian dish, my recipe includes a vegan option.
4whole fire roasted poblano pepperspeeled, seeded and sliced into strips
1smallwhite onionhalved and sliced
1/2cupcornfresh, frozen or canned
1leaf of epazoteoptional
3/4cupMexican crema or crème fraiche or vegan crema(more if desired)
Fire roast the poblano peppers on the stove or place under the broiler to blacken on all sides. Place in a Ziploc bag or a bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a lid. Allow to "sweat" for 10 minutes then peel away skin, deseed and slice into strips. (You can watch the video on how to roast the poblanos here.)
In a large pan heat the oil then add the onion and a sprinkle of sea salt and sauté until soft. Then add the corn and sauté another 4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and epazote and sauté another 2 minutes. Next add the sliced poblano peppers and mix until well combined.
Add the crema and stir until well combined and warmed through. Next add sea salt and cook another few minutes before tasting and adjusting salt if necessary. Enjoy!