Simplified Mole Sauce (Chocolate Sauce)

Simplified Mole Sauce (Chocolate Sauce)

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Ingredients

    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
    • 2 cups (500 ml) chicken broth
    • 2 tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 tortilla, cut into strips
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) raisins
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) pumpkin seeds
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) ground almonds
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons (22 ml) chili powder
    • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) paprika
    • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) sesame seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) ground cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) ground coriander seeds
    • 1 pinch Cayenne pepper, ground
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) cocoa powder
    • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) honey

Preparation

Note from Ricardo

This chicken recipe is a very personal interpretation of a classic Mexican dish that combines turkey, spices, tomatoes, onions, chocolate and the "Mole Poblano”. It is often served at weddings or celebrations. The mole is a Mexican sauce that contains about 40 ingredients from chili peppers, herbs, seeds and nuts, with dry bread, raisins and chocolate. Needless to say I know very few people who have the patience to make this sauce, yet it is delicious. It is a Mexican student, who couldn’t live without his mother’s Mole that gave me his recipe. He uses store-bought mole, to which he adds ground almonds. Do not overcook this sauce to keep its nice consistency. If necessary, add chicken broth. You can find a canned version in Latin American grocery stores and some supermarkets in the ethnic foods aisle. Any leftovers freeze well.

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