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Central Market's Poblano-Cilantro Pesto by silverkrystal1

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  • Central Market's Poblano-Cilantro Pesto by silverkrystal1

    Posted May 11, 2004 06:37 AM

    This is from the current southern living issue. Made it last night and served it with pasta and marinade grilled lime chicken breast. It was excellent. (I did add a few more walnuts)

    Central Market's Poblano-Cilantro Pesto

    Central Market is headquartered in Austin. You can also find locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Plano, and San Antonio. This unique pesto is fabulous served in or as a topping for fajitas or quesadillas.

    4 poblano chile peppers
    3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    1/2 cup fresh cilantro
    1/4 cup chopped walnuts
    3/4 cup olive oil
    3 garlic cloves
    3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    1 teaspoon salt

    Place peppers on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.
    Broil 5 inches from heat about 5 minutes on each side or until blistered.
    Place peppers in a zip-top plastic bag; seal and let stand 10 minutes to loosen skins. Peel peppers; remove and discard seeds.
    Process peppers and remaining ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Store pesto in refrigerator up to 1 week.
    Note: Poblano peppers are dark green, tapered chile peppers, about 3 inches wide and 4 to 5 inches long. You can find them in the produce section of your grocery store.

    Yield: Makes 1 3/4 cups