Snapper in a Poblano Chile Sauce

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“From the PBS series, Pati's Mexican Table Prep time does not include marinating time for fish.”

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  1. Rinse the fish filets under a thin stream of cold water, drain and pat dry. Place in a container and drizzle with the lime juice, garlic, S & P. Let the fish marinate 15 minutes up to 2 hours in the fridge.
  2. Slice the poblanos in half, removing the stem, seeds, and veins. Roughly chop and place in blender along with the milk and blend until smooth.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and add the flour to make a roux. It should be nice and foamy. Cook until golden, 2-3 minutes. Add the chile puree, Mexican crema and nutmeg and cook on low heat until it thickens, about 10 - 12 minutes. Season with S & P.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degree F. Butter the bottom of a baking dish and place the marinated fish in the dish - discard marinade. Cover generously with the poblano sauce. If using cheese, sprinkle it on top.
  5. Bake just until the fish is cooked through and it flakes with a fork, 15-20 minutes, depending upon the thickness of the filets.

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