• Prep Time
    20 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    20 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 5
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    Alonso Hernandez's Mole Poblano

    Considered the king of the sauces, this ancestral recipe made of chocolate, dried chiles and spices is one of the most representative dishes of the Mexican cuisine.

    In pre-Columbian times; It is narrated that the Aztec civilization prepared for the big gentlemen (the Spaniards); a complex sauce called in nahuatl "mulli", that means pottage or mixture. After, there were several versions on the origin of Mole sauce.

    The first version of Mole Poblano, tells us that it was created in Puebla approximately in XVII century for the Mother Andrea of the Asuncion, Dominican Nun of the convent of Santa Rosa on the occasion of at celebration, the visit of a bishop to town.


    Ingredients
    3
    pieces
    dried mulato chiles
    3
    pieces
    dried poblano ancho
    3
    pieces
    dried pasilla chiles
    6
    pieces
    tomatoes
    1
    piece
    onion, sliced in Juliana lines
    2
    cloves
    garlic
    1/2
    cup
    vegetable oil
    1
    piece
    Ibarra chocolate, chopped
    1
    corn tortilla
    1
    cup
    sugar
    5
    cups
    water
    1
    plantain
    1
    dash
    salt
    Directions
    Remove stems and seeds from chiles
    Roast tomatoes, onion and garlic (until brown and soft)
    Fry chiles in ¼ cup of vegetable oil until crispy (when oil is hot, the process take seconds)
    Boil roasted vegetables and chiles in 4 cups water in large pot until soft.
    Combine all ingredients, in batches, into blender and grind, then pass through strainer.
    In separate pan, fry plantain until golden brown. (cut half and then fry)
    Put tortilla directly over flame and burn it.
    Combine plantain and tortilla in blender with 1 cup of water and blend. Remove and set aside.
    Fry the vegetable sauce in pan and let cook for few minutes. Return to pot.
    Add the tortilla and plantain sauce to strained vegetable mixture in pot.
    Add chocolate and sugar. Stir until smooth.
    Salt to taste and let cook for 25 minutes.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 5
    OK

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