• 3 poblano chiles
  • ¼ cup (25 g) chopped white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ¼ cup (13 g) fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 cup (240 ml) whole milk
  • ½ cup (120 ml) Mexican crema
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 pound (455 g) bucatini pasta
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Cotija cheese, crumbled
  • Olive oil

Passo a passo

  1. Place chiles directly over your stove’s gas flame at its highest setting, turning constantly until charred on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Once the chiles are charred, put the chiles in a medium bowl and cover with a large plate for a few minutes to soften and steam. This will make peeling the burnt skin off easier.
  3. Cover until cool enough to handle, then remove most of the skin with your fingers.
  4. In a blender, combine the chiles, onion, garlic, parsley, milk, and crema and blend until smooth.
  5. In a medium-sized pan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  6. Add the pureed chile sauce to the pan and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Meanwhile, cook your pasta with the bay leaves for 1 minute less than the package directions indicate.
  8. Drain the pasta and add it to the pot with the poblano sauce. Discard the bay leaves.
  9. Stir or toss the pasta to coat with the sauce. Turn off the heat and give a big sprinkle of cheese and a drizzle of high-quality olive oil.
  10. Toss or stir vigorously.