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Green Corn Sauce

This creamy sauce gets its appealing color and wonderful flavor from roasted Anaheim and poblano chiles and its texture from sweet corn kernels.

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  • Servings: MAKES ABOUT 1 1/2 CUPS

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  • 2 fresh Anaheim or Slim Jim chiles
  • 1 fresh poblano chile
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


  1. Roast the Anaheim and poblano chiles over a gas flame or under a broiler, turning often, until charred all over. Put the chiles in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let steam for 5 minutes. Peel the charred skin, allowing the juices to fall into the bowl. Discard the cores, ribs and seeds, coarsely chop the chiles and transfer to a small bowl. Strain the chile juices over the chopped chiles.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a medium nonreactive saucepan. Add 1/2 cup of the corn kernels and the chopped onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion is wilted, about 4 minutes. Add the chicken stock to the pan and raise the heat to high. Boil until the liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Stir in the roasted chiles with their juices and the cilantro and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Return the sauce to the saucepan and add the remaining 1/4 cup corn kernels. Bring the corn sauce to a simmer over low heat and whisk in the butter until incorporated; do not let the sauce boil. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper.

Make Ahead

The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 day.

Serve With

Any kind of beefsteak, pork, lamb, chicken, salmon, lobster tails.

Contributed By Published June 1996

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