Angel-Hair with Avocado Corn Cream
PREP TIME: 30 Minutes

The avocado is another of the New World's gifts to the Old, cradled in Mexico along with corn. Like fresh corn, avocado is a natural thickener for a sauce, and when you put the two together, you get a heavenly golden-green cream that is beyond compare!


  • 2 ears fresh sweet corn, kernels only
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsps garlic chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 tomatillos, parboiled*
  • 1 jalapeno chili, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 cups chicken stock
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound angel-hair pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Into a blender, combine fresh sweet corn, avocado, garlic chives, lemon juice, tomatillos, jalapeno chili, olive oil and 2 cups chicken stock. Blend completely, adding remaining chicken stock as needed. Season to taste using salt and pepper. When completely blended, pour sauce into a sauté pan and bring to a low simmer, stirring frequently for approximately 5-7 minutes. Pour sauce over cooked pasta, toss and serve with a bowl of Parmesan cheese passed separately.

* Tomatillo's are South Western tomatoes that are approximately the size of a golf ball, green with a parchment type paper shell around the tomato.

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