Camarones con Rajas with Linguine

This is based on the classic Mexican dish of shrimp with creamy poblano pepper sauce.

6 pounds Barilla Linguine
12.5 ounces butter
12.5 ounces olive oil
1 1/2 cups minced garlic
12 1/2 cups roasted poblano peppers, deseeded, cut into strips
150 each shrimp
1 1/2 cups lemon juice
4 tablespoons lemon zest
12 1/2 cup cream
12 1/2 cup crumbled panela cheese
kosher salt
black pepper
25 each cilantro sprigs

Cook the Barilla pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

For each serving per order:

  1. Heat butter and olive oil over medium-high heat in a sauté pan. Add garlic and sauté until golden brown.
  2. Add poblanos, and shrimp and saute until shrimp is lightly pink.
  3. Reheat the Barilla linguine in pasta water, then drain.
  4. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, cream, linguine and cheese. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  5. Heat through and toss well to combine.
  6. Place in pasta bowl and garnish with cilantro.