Chicken breast with poblano – stuffed hot peppers.
The poblano peppers had been roasted, peeled, deveined and seeded. The magic happens as it is stuffed into the chicken breast which has been padded in a light polenta-tempura mix.
Within this recipe, I am battling in nahuatl (language of the indigenas) the different flavors from the heat of the peppers… This is to be remembered as the “Batalla de Puebla.”
As us, in the USA celebrate “5 de Mayo”, the poblano peppers are here to enjoy the triumph of a battle won by the Mexican indigenes from the French army.
Puebla is a state in the highlands of south central Mexico, to enjoy one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world is to know the story of a love legend between the warrior Popocatepetl and the empress Iztaccihuatl. These volcanoes can be seen from Puebla but, in a clear day, overlooked Mexico City is where the magic begins.
As an Aztec mythology, looking at “los volcanes”, clearly Popocatepetl sits watching her pregnant love Iztaccihuatl – empress of the Aztecs. What a magnificent view on a clear day!
Celebrating love and triumph!