PROVECHO - FRESH MEXICAN CUISINE
Chili en nogada is a classic Hispanic dish found in eateries in and around Mexico City. It's delivered here courtesy of restaurant owners Carole and Jorge De La Fuente. Jorge, the chef, oven-roasts a large poblano pepper, which he peels and removes the seeds from inside. A stuffing made of a blend of three ground meats, raisins and walnuts is packed inside the pepper. The oven-hot stuffed chili is drenched with creamy room-temperature white nogada walnut sauce. The finishing touch is a shower of crimson, glistening pomegranate seeds. The combination of spicy meal with a hint of sweet raisins, combined with the mild hotness of the poblano and the velvety texture of the sauce, is amazingly delicious. The tart crunch of pomegranate seeds makes for a fiesta in your mouth. The dish was designed to represent the colors of the Mexican flag: green pepper, white sauce and red pomegranate seeds. iOle!
— TERESA FARNEY