Stuffed Poblano Pepper Boats: Scallops, Shallot, Za’atar

Contains:  Shellfish, nightshades.  Is:  Paleo, gluten-free, quick and easy. 

Poblano, stuffed peppers, scallops, shallot, onion, za'atar, recipe

Since poblano peppers don’t stand on their bottoms, I decided to make “boats” instead – which is actually the way I usually prepare stuffed bell peppers.  Slice them lengthwise.   I went cross-cultural and decided on a za’atar blend for the seasoning.  Chopped de-shelled and de-veined shrimp can also be used in this recipe – or pre-cooked octopus.  Vegetarians and vegans may opt for medium-textured tofu.

I decided to stuff poblano peppers for a bit more ‘zing’!

Prep Time:  15 minutes including a light sautéing of the shallots.
Cook Time:  30 minutes.
Rest Time:  Not needed.
Serves:  1 poblano per person, but do have a side.
Leftovers:  Certainly.

Stuffed Poblano Pepper Boats: Scallops, Shallot, Za’atar

INGREDIENTS:  (Per Person)

  • 1 large poblano pepper, stem removed, sliced once longitudinally to create two “boats”.  Remove seeds.  
  • 5 or 6 large sea scallops, chopped to about 1/4 inch fragments.  
  • One large peeled shallot, peeled and diced.  You can use half a medium onion instead.  
  • 1 teaspoon Za’atar powder.  
  • A touch of cooking oil.


Pre-heat your oven to 350 F.

Pan fry / sauté the shallot in the oil for maybe five minutes, or until translucent.

Allow to drain off any excess oil on a paper towel, and let cool for a few minutes.

Mix the shallots, scallops and Za’atar together.  Stuff into each half of the poblano.

Bake for 30 minutes.

As a serving option, serve with either rice, or a potato dish.

Poblano, stuffed peppers, scallops, shallot, onion, za'atar, recipe

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About goatsandgreens

The foodie me: Low/no gluten, low sugars, lots of ethnic variety of foods. Seafood, offal, veggies. Farmers' markets. Cooking from scratch, and largely local. The "future" me: I've now moved to my new home in rural western Massachusetts. I am raising chickens (for meat and for eggs) and planning for guinea fowl, Shetland sheep, and probably goats and/or alpaca. Possibly feeder pigs. Raising veggies and going solar.
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1 Response to Stuffed Poblano Pepper Boats: Scallops, Shallot, Za’atar

  1. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for dinner party. I’m looking forward to what you’ll bring tomorrow!

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