If you are like "What the heck is a raja??" You are not alone! I had no clue what this dish was until my best friend, Olga, made it for me and INSTANTLY was in LOVE! Rajas con crema is the name given to a Mexican dish consisting of sliced poblano pepper with cream (the name literally means "slices" in Spanish). It is very popular in Mexico, particularly in the central and southern parts of the country. But for pepper lovers in Mexico, rajas simply refers to roasted poblano chile strips. You can serve rajas as a side dish for your favorite meal or they can also be used as a filling for sandwiches, tacos, burritos or quesadillas. You can find poblano peppers in the produce section of your grocery store and you want to get the dark green & glossy ones. I used 6 of them and the dish was extra spicy so you could always cut it back to 4 if you can't take too much heat!
Olga had never made rajas vegan style so when she attempted it and NAILED it, I knew I would have to post the recipe! This is a Mexican dish usually made with cow's milk cream and cheese but we used a basic Cashew Sour Cream and it worked PERFECTLY! This is going to be a staple in our house from now on! I hope you guys love it as much as we do!
**NOTE: (If you have a gas stove you can char these over the fire! Over high heat, place the chiles on the grate of your stove and roast until they’re charred. Turn each side for 30 seconds or so.)
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