Mexican Green Spaghetti!


1 pound Spaghetti
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups Mexican style sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water


Cook the spaghetti noodles following the instructions of the box.
One or two at a time, cook peppers directly on the grate for about seven minutes. Periodically turn with tongs or a fork to cook all sides of the skin. (don't worry if it looks black, that will go away when you peel it)
If you don't have a gas stove roast peppers in the oven, preheat the oven to 450° F. Spread the peppers in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet and cook until the skin blisters and begins to darken, about five to ten minutes.
Put the peppers inside a plastic bag so they can "sweat" and then you can remove the skin easier (for about 8 mins.)
While the peppers are "sweating" peel the garlic cloves, chop the cilantro and ... check your pasta! It should be "al dente".
Once the peppers are ready peel them and get the seeds and veins out (use plastic gloves because the heat of the peppers is all in the seeds and you can get your hands burnt (TRUST ME!)
Now just blend the roasted flesh of the peppers, the garlic, bouillion cubes, cilantro, black pepper, sour cream and water until it is a creamy green sauce.
Pour the sauce in a pot on the stove (low heat) until it starts to boil.
Add the cooked spaghetti to the simmering sauce and let it all simmer for 2 or 3 minutes, make sure all the noodles are covered by the sauce, you can use the 1/2 cup of milk (or less or more) to get the desired consistency of the sauce (it should just be a nice cream, not soupy, not too thick). Voila!!! Your Mexican green spaghetti is ready! (you can use some fresh cilantro leaves to decorate!)
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This isn't a "traditional" Mexican dish but it is very common in the Northeast of Mexico, everyone in my family loves it and it's been a great hit among my friends now that I live in the USA, it is usually served to go with any type of meat (pork, beef, chicken, anything!).




Monday, December 28, 2009 - 10:55am


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