Archive for January, 2011

Much Ado About Mole

The last time you enjoyed our delicious Pollo Con Mole, you might have wondered-Where does delicious and dark mole sauce come from? What’s it made out of?

Called “The National Sauce of Mexico”, mole is a generic name for a family of sauces used in Mexican food. The word mole comes from the Nahuatl word “milli” which means sauce or “concoction”. In Spain, it’s refers specifically to “mole poblano”, but there are black, yellow, red, green variations and more.  No matter the variety, moles are surprisingly complex sauces, sometimes having as much as 33 ingredients. Probably the most surprising ingredient in some mole sauces- including mole poblano- is chocolate, which takes some of the heat out of the chiles used in the sauce. Read the rest of this entry »

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