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New Year Mexican Party Platter

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Oaxaca Cheese, Poblano Peppers, and Spanish Chorizo

Cuisine Mexican

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Poblano pepper
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 ounces to 4of Oaxaca cheese shredded
  • ¼ red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 slices good quality sourdough bread
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 link Spanish chorizo

Instructions
 

  • Rub the Poblano pepper with 1 teaspoon olive oil and char over a flame on your stove until completely blackened. Place in a plastic bag for five minutes. Remove from bag and peel off the charred skin. Cut the pepper into thin strips and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small sauté pan; add the sliced red onion and cook until translucent about 3-5 minutes. Reserve.
  • Thinly slice the Spanish chorizo lengthwise.
  • Lightly butter one side of the two sour dough bread slices. Heat a frying pan over medium-low heat. Place a slice of the bread with the butter down in the frying pan.
  • Assemble the sandwich in the frying pan, layering all of the ingredients. Top with the other slice of bread with the buttered side up.
  • Heat sandwich until the bread is golden brown and the cheese starts to melt. Be careful turning the sandwich over as you do not want all of the ingredien