Andrea Espinoza makes Poblano Shrimp Flatbread, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen
Recipe courtesy of Andrea Espinoza

Poblano Shrimp Flatbread

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 50 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
My favorite food growing up was my mom's chiles rellenos -- on special occasions she would add shrimp, and she always served them on a bed of rice with corn. My mom also taught me how to cook. One of the first things she taught me was "rajas con crema," which is basically poblano peppers in a Mexican cream sauce with corn. This recipe was inspired by both. It's the perfect mashup.



  1. Set oven control to broil. Line cookie sheet with foil; place chiles on foil. Broil chiles 3 to 4 inches from heat about 5 minutes on each side or until skin blackens and blisters. Wrap blackened chiles in foil. Let stand 10 minutes. Turn off broiler; heat oven to 425 degrees F. Move oven rack to middle position. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet. Place on paper towel-lined plate; reserve drippings in skillet. Add shrimp to drippings in skillet; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until shrimp just begin to turn pink. Place shrimp on paper towel-lined plate. Set aside.
  3. Unroll dough onto cookie sheet. Starting at center, press dough into 15-by-10-inch rectangle. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until light golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, gently rub chiles with paper towel to remove as much skin as possible. Cut top from each chile; remove seeds. Cut chiles into 1/4-inch strips.
  5. Spread crema over crust to within 1/2-inch of edges. Top with cheese, roasted chiles, corn, bacon and shrimp.
  6. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown and shrimp is cooked through. Garnish with cilantro leaves.