Chiles en Nogada (Chiles in Walnut Sauce)

Mauricio Athie

Rockville, Maryland, US


This recipe was developed in a nunnery in Puebla, Mexico, to celebrate the country's independence from Spain. It has the colors of the National Flag, green from the chiles, white from the walnut sauce, and red from pomegranate seeds sprinkled as garnish over the chile. The recipe has 35 ingredients but it is not very time consuming, once all the peeling and cleaning is done. It is served in the month of September, the month of independence celebrations, when Poblano chiles are at their best.