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Oh man.

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You guys, if you were watching in on my house right now you would be laughing your butts off. Oh the things that are happening over here.

Most of the them are not really appropriate to share, but I think you need at least a little family drama info.

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For starters, there are too many Gerards in one house, and things have been a little odd since my Mimi got here on Tuesday.

She has had a bit of a hard time adjusting to the whole 9,000+  feet above sea level thing, so there is that little issue. But aside from all that she has made it her duty to watch me work all day (Mimi doesn’t get around very well). Mind you, there are nine other people she could watch, but I am the only one who happens to be in the kitchen/family room. So me it is.

Here’s the thing, I totally clam up when people are around while I cook and especially while I photograph. It’s the worst. I can’t really think straight and I rush through things. It never ends the way I want it to and I typically end up having to re-make/re-shoot whatever I was making. Major bummer, but there is not really anything I can do about it. I can’t be all, “don’t watch me because you are making me nervous”. I mean it is the kitchen/family room, and she is my grandma, and she is only here until Sunday… so I just have to suck it up.

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Ok , so there is that, but she also doesn’t just sit there. Nope, she was criticizing me – all. day. long.

Now you guys, I am not complaining about Mimi being here. I want her here, I am happy she is here. Really I am. I am just trying to give you a little glimpse of what is going on over here.

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Anyway, I cannot tell you how many times I heard “Tieghan you need to get off that table” and “Tieghan you are spending too much time on that”.  Doesn’t Mimi know that I need to get in some good overhead shots? And that in order to do that I have to make myself taller in some way, therefore, I have to stand on the table and I mean, yeah I am slow, but I can’t help that.

She also tried to tell me how I should be taking photos, how I should be cleaning up and that she couldn’t stand my mess. And to that I said, “Well Mimi, all I can say is that I promise when that sun goes behind that mountain over there (I pointed to the left) I will clean this up and it will be as clean as ever”.

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Normally, I am the one barking out orders, but this is just a whole new thing for me.

And now I know where I get it from.

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Alright, so that is the family drama for the day.

Next up, this meal. It’s fresh, healthy and heavy on the flavor. I love the sweet mojo sauce with the shrimp. And then obviously the cheesy grilled peppers are to die for. Spicy peppers stuffed to the brim with cheese? HECK YES!

Oh, and there is corn salad too. Because every summer meal needs a little corn and tomatoes.

Grilled Chiles Rellenos with Chipotle Peach Mojo Shrimp |

Grilled Chiles Rellenos with Chipotle Mango-Peach Mojo Shrimp.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 708 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup mango juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut rum optional
  • 1-2 chipotle chile peppers adobo I used 2
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds raw shrimp peeled + devained

Peppers + Salad

  • 6 poblano peppers
  • 4 ears corn husked
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced or grated
  • 1 peach chopped
  • 1/2 cup mango chopped
  • 1 jalapeno seeded + chopped
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 8 ounces Mexican melting cheese or more
  • 4 ounces cotija cheese plus more for serving


  • To make the shrimp, combine in a blender 1 cup cilantro, 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup mango juice, 1/4 cup coconut rum, chipotle chiles, 1 teaspoon fish sauce, 1/3 cup olive oil, 2 cloves garlic, pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. Add the shrimp to a gallon size ziplock bag and pour the marinade over the shrimp. Seal the bag and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile start the peppers and salad. Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Rub the poblano peppers and corn with a little olive oil. Place them on the grill. Grill the peppers and corn, covered, over medium heat about 10 minutes or until peppers are charred all over and the corn is lightly browned, turning the corn and peppers once or twice during cooking. Remove the peppers and corn from the grill and allow to cool.
  • Once the corn is cool, cut the kernels away from the cob and add to a large bowl. To the bowl add the tomatoes, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 3 tablespoons cilantro, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 clove garlic, peach and mango. Season with salt and pepper and toss well.
  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a medium skillet and set over medium heat. Add the the onion and jalapeño. Saute until soft and almost caramelized, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from the heat. To the skillet add the Mexican melting cheese, cotija cheese and 1 tablespoon cilantro. Mix well to combine the cheese with the onions.
  • Cut stems from the cooled poblano peppers. Cut a slit down one side of each pepper. Open each pepper and use a knife to scrape seeds out. Stuff each pepper with equal amounts of the cheese mixture and place the peppers on a plate.
  • Now grab the shrimp and thread them onto skewers. Place stuffed poblanos and the shrimp skewers on the grill rack. Cover and grill for 5 minutes, turning and brushing shrimp skewers with the reserved marinade during grilling. Do not turn poblanos. To serve, place the corn salad on plates. Top each plate with a cheesy pepper and then a couple skewers of shrimp. Sprinkle with cilantro and cotija. Eat up!


*Everything can be prepped in advance up to step five. Then just warm the salad, grill the shrimp + peppers and eat! *Inspired + slightly adapted from [Better Homes and Garden |].
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Wish me luck today. I have got too many things to make and I am fearing Mimi is going to have some major issues with that!

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  1. 5 stars
    This was amazing! My husband told me it should be on the menu at the local Mexican restaurant and that it might be the best thing I’ve ever made him.

    1. Hey Ally,
      Wonderful!! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am so glad that it was enjoyed! ☀️xTieghan

  2. So how much shrimp does the recipe take? I’m making this tonight and did not see this anywhere. Thanks.

    1. Sorry! I fixed the recipe, it is 1 1/2 pounds. Let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this. Thanks!

  3. Hi! Here in Mexico we make them a bit different. After the Poblanos are grilled, without oil, my mother puts then into a plastic bag, so they can sweat, and then, the skin is peeled. If you want them not to be so strong in flavor, you can put them, after peeled, in salted water until you use them, and the filling can be as simple as panela cheese or as complex as the one for chiles en nogada. Nevertheless, your dish looks really colorful and nice. Great pics, btw, even if you are being hurried by your grandma. 😀

  4. Gotta love grandmas! 🙂 This sounds outrageously delish, Tieghan – like a party in your mouth!! Pinning for sure!

  5. I haven’t had a chile relleno in about two weeks and was planning on fulfilling my craving very soon! I want to devour this entire Love your photos, Tieghan 🙂

  6. I FEEL YOU on not liking people watching you. We’ve had builders in our house for the past few weeks and they keep asking me what I’m doing and that inevitably leads to a full conversation about the blog etc when really I just want to take some damn pictures in peace. Grr!

    Looks like you ended up with a good final product in the end though 🙂 Those peppers overflowing with cheese?! Omg.

  7. Haha so cute! And when she leaves, you miss her, don’t you?

    That salad sounds great! Very summary!

  8. I feel you girl! My granny stays with me so you can imagine how it is every single time I start some work for the blog! :S This shrimp looks AWESOME!!!! And adding mango to this dish just made it 182930 times better!!!! Loved it!

  9. Gosh, we are clearly so alike with that since the ONLY person who can watch me photograph is the Mr. I turn into ice otherwise, take awful photos, and fumble. Exhibit A of the lost files sitting in the Lightroom that I can specifically recall my aunt hovering over me as I shot them. Anyhow, despite all of that you still took some amazing pictures! I love your creativity with your meals, and could stare at these chiles forever!

  10. I’m totally the same way when it comes to me photographing and people watching. I just can’t do it. My mom was visiting one time and she wanted to watch me do a shoot and I was just like Mom, I can’t do it right when you’re watching! It’s kinda the same way when I’m doing something at a computer at work and someone comes over and stands behind me – totally forget how to type or do anything else. LOL

    I’m such a huge fan of chiles rellanos and your’s looks great, Tieghan. I love the chipotle peach mojo shrimp. What a huge punch of flavor!

  11. I love my grandmother but she drives me crazy too. Don’t worry, I think it’s like rite of passage 🙂
    I just used up the banana peppers that we had in the fridge (kinda like your poblanos I think?) so I will have to get some from the markets this weekend so that I can make these for dinner next week. Good luck with your baking while Mimi is there. Perhaps you could deploy the sibling-distraction-defensive?

  12. What a gorgeous dish, I love all the colors and vibrant flavors! I feel you, I don’t like to have people around when I’m in the zone either – I totally lose my ability to think. Hope today is better!