Kids Make Shrimp with Corn in Creamy Poblano Pepper Sauce

Anytime a blender is involved, I feel like kids get excited. This is a fun recipe to make with your kids for blending the poblano pepper sauce. Additionally, it’s cool to see the rice become soft and the shrimp become a different color, when cooked.

While your kids are helping out, you can also pause to discuss which FOOD GROUP each ingredient belongs to and share some fun facts about this meal’s featured ingredient: POBLANO PEPPERS.

food groups1

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    • Fruit: lime juice
    • Veggies: poblano peppers, onion, garlic, cilantro, corn
    • Grains: rice
    • Protein: shrimp
    • Dairy: heavy cream, sour cream

    1For information about food and health, go to ChooseMyPlate.gov.

Poblano Peppers

Poblano peppers

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    • Poblano peppers are thick chili peppers with dark green or red skin.
    • Compared to other peppers, poblano peppers have a milder flavor. However, red poblano peppers tend to be hotter.
    • Poblano peppers originated in Puebla, Mexico and are grown there to this day.
    • There are many health benefits to eating poblano peppers. They contain a cancer-fighting nutrient called capsaicin, which is also what gives them their spicy flavor.

Here are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Shrimp with Corn in Creamy Poblano Pepper Sauce. Simply hover over each image for details. Make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!

🍴Poblano Pepper Sauce🍴

To help out, kids can:

Chop onion*

Cut stems off the cilantro*

Kitchen shears work great for this task.

Stir veggies as they cook*

Make sure kids use a long spoon so they don't burn their hands.

Measure & add ingredients to Vitamix

Kids will love watching the green sauce form as ingredients blend together!

We’re big fans of these Curious Chef kid-safe knives. For cutting off the cilantro stems, these Kitchen Shears or any standard scissors are great (with adult supervision). And we love our Vitamix for blending the poblano pepper sauce.

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🍴Rice🍴

To help out, kids can:

SET TIMER FOR rice

This is a good chance for kids to learn about cooking times.

Serve cooked rice

Kids will love dishing out the rice with a fun spoon.

Kids will have fun using this easy rice paddle to dish out the rice.

 

🍴Shrimp & Corn🍴

To help out, kids can:

Help thaw frozen shrimp

Kids can either fill a bowl of cold water and add the frozen shrimp, or let cold water run over shrimp in a colander.

Stir shrimp and corn as they cook

Watch the shrimp change color!

 

*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous.

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