Recipe courtesy of Pete Kornack

Crab Stuffed Poblanos with Jamaican Mayonnaise

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Jamaican Mayo:

1 tablespoon hot sauce

1 tablespoon Jamaican relish

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Pinch red pepper flakes

3/4 cup mayonnaise

Crab Stuffed Poblanos:

4 poblano peppers

4 cups canola oil

1 pound fresh crab meat

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar

3 tablespoons diced red onion

1 tablespoon hot sauce

Seafood seasoning, as needed (recommended: Old Bay)

Freshly ground black pepper



  1. For the mayo: Mix the hot sauce, relish, sugar, ginger and red pepper flakes in large bowl until the sugar dissolves. Once dissolved, add the mayonnaise.
  2. For the poblanos: Halve the poblanos lengthwise. Core and remove the seeds, keeping the stems in place for presentation. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F. Fry the peppers in the hot oil for 2 minutes. Remove from the oil, drain and cool to remove the skin.
  3. Mix the crab meat, mayonnaise, Cheddar, onions, hot sauce in a large mixing bowl. Season with the seafood seasoning and black pepper. Divide the crab mixture evenly and fill the poblanos. Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle with panko. Broil until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. To serve, place small amount of Jamaican mayo on top of the peppers.