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Shrimp Stuffed Anaheim Peppers

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings 4 People


  • Broiler pan
  • Big Pot
  • Mixing Bowl


  • 3 ea. Anaheim Peppers
  • 1/2 lb. Thawed, Frozen Shrimp 21-25 count
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 ea. Shallot minced
  • 1/2 cp. Queso Fresco crumbled
  • 1/4 cp. cilantro chopped
  • 1 ea. Thai Chili
  • 1/2 ea. Lime juiced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Place a pan on med-high heat add olive oil, garlic, shallots, sauté until fragrant then add shrimp.
  • Season shrimp with salt, pepper, paprika, lime juice and sauté until shrimp is starting a slight ‘C’ shape but still not fully cooked.
  • Remove shrimp and sauce to a plate, sprinkle Queso Fresco and cilantro on top and let mixture cool.
  • Bring 6 cups of water to a boil and add Anaheim peppers. Boil for 5-6 minutes and remove to a plate to cool. Carefully cut slit down the pepper to stuff.
  • Set oven to bake at 450° and oil a small baking sheet or pan. Put shrimp on cutting board and cut into bite size pieces and return to plate or bowl to mix together with cheese.
  • Remove seeds from peppers then spoon shrimp mixture into peppers, carefully divide mixture evenly between each.
  • Slice bird chili and top each pepper and add parmesan cheese (Optional)
  • Bake for 10 minutes then increase temperature of oven to broil shrimp and peppers for additional 5 minutes.
  • Once peppers looked sufficiently browned on top, remove them from oven and let cool 2-3 minutes before eating.