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Red Mole

Cuisine: Mexican
Courses: Sauces

Recipe Ingredients

2   Ancho chiles - seeded, toasted
3   Guajillo chiles - seeded, toasted
1/4 cup 49g / 1.7ozVegetable shortening
5   Garlic cloves
1   Anise seed
2 tablespoons 30mlSesame seeds
3 tablespoons 45mlTomatoes - roasted (medium)
1/4 cup 23g / 0.8ozAlmonds - toasted
1/8 cup 29mlPeanuts
1   Ground nutmeg
1   Ground cloves
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozChocolate
1/4 cup 40g / 1.4ozRaisins
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozOnion - chopped (small)
4 cups 948mlChicken stock

Recipe Instructions

Soak chiles in water for 20 minutes.

Place shortening, garlic, sliced onions and anise and sesame seeds in a stock pot and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes. Remove chiles from water and place in the stock pot. Add 2 cups of chicken stock and remaining ingredients and simmer for 45 minutes on low heat. Allow mixture to cool.

Transfer cooled mixture to a blender and puree. Return mixture to the pot and add remaining chicken stock. Boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

This recipe yields about 8 cups.

The Los Angeles Times, 11-03-2002


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