Chicken enchiladas in green sauce will never seem the same once you’ve had this variation on the theme from Houston’s Taco Milagro (2555 Kirby). The hopping new venue for quick but upscale Mexican food was created by chef and restaurateur Robert Del Grande of Cafe Annie fame, who bases the dish’s mellow, irresistible green sauce on roasted poblanos, tomatillos, and cilantro, but moderates its kick with chicken broth and a hint of brown sugar. Toasted pumpkin seeds and anise-flavored hoja santa leaf add a stylish touch that proves that self-serve doesn’t have to be slapdash.

Try this recipe for Enchiladas in Poblano Chile Sauce from chef and restaurateur Robert Del Grande at Houston’s Taco Milagro.