1 cup ricotta cheese (8 ounces)
1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Salt and freshly ground pepper
4 large banana peppers
4 small poblano chilies
Extra-virgin olive oil, for rubbing
- In a medium bowl, blend the ricotta with the cream cheese and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Season with salt and pepper.
- Light a grill or heat a grill pan. Using a small, sharp knife, remove the stems from the peppers and reserve. Cut around inside the peppers to detach the membranes and remove the seeds. Using a butter knife, fill the peppers with the cheese mixture and reattach the tops. Rub the peppers with olive oil.
- Grill the peppers over moderately high heat, turning occasionally, until blistered all over and the cheese filling is piping hot, about 7 minutes. Transfer the peppers to plates and serve.
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