Poblano peppers have a rich and smoky flavour and tend to be mildly hot. They are popular in Mexican cuisine where they are used in many different ways, more famously as chiles rellenos or chiles en nogada. However, this recipe for creamy roasted Poblano pepper soup is a definite winner.
Salsa verde is a very popular sauce used in Mexican cuisine. Its rich sweet and sour taste makes it a perfect dip for chips or a condiment for tacos, enchiladas or grilled meats. There are several ways to prepare salsa verde, but this one is the one I like best because it is very easy and fast to make.