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Mole

Mole

Cowbridge Kitchen

A lot of people assume that Chilli-con-Carne is the national dish of Mexico, but you would be wrong. Mole (pronounced Mol-a) is the national dish of Mexico.

Mole is a spicy paste that is used in cooking. I have used this in my Mexican Lasagne to add a true authentic taste of Mexico.

As you will see from the recipe there are a lot of ingredients in Mole, but it is not that difficult to make as most of it just goes into a food processor and there is not a lot of cooking involved.

Mole is more of an ingredient than a dish in its self, and it can be used in many different meals.


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It takes about 45 minutes to make this
15 mins Prep time
30 mins Cooking time
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Nutritional Facts
This is based on a 16g serving
1 tablespoon

Calories: 12
Protein: 0.2g
Fat: 0.6g
Carbohydrates: 1.7g
Fiber: 0.2g
Sugar: 1.1g
Nutritional information Nutrition
This recipe will serve upto 4 people Table for Two Servings
Medium : This recipe is not to tough
Anybody can have a go at this recipe, but a novice will find it difficult
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    Mexican Mole

    Mole is the national dish of mexico, despite popular misconception that the national dish is Chilli con Carne.

    There are a lot of ingredients in Mole and not all recipes for making Mole are the same. A few key ingredients can always be found, Peanuts, Cocoa Powder and Chilli.

    This thick Mexican sauce is often used in mexican recipes such a Chilli-con-Carne.


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    ingredients

    60 g Beef Dripping (Lard)
    60 g Flour (Plain)
    1 Onion (Diced)
    1 teaspoon of Chopped Garlic
    1/2 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
    70 g Sun Dried Tomatoes
    30 g Unsalted Peanuts
    30 g Oregano
    1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon (1 Stick)
    1/2 teaspoon of Chinese Five Spice
    1/4 teaspoon of Black Pepper
    1/4 teaspoon of Thyme
    1 teaspoon of Cocoa Powder
    1 Medium Chilli (Diced & seeded)
    1/4 teaspoon of Chilli Flakes
    1/4 teaspoon of Chilli Powder
    750 ml of Chicken Stock ( 4 stock cubes)
    1 Clove

    Cooking Instructions

    1. Melt the 60 g of beef dripping or lard in a pan.
    2. Fry off the onion , Garlic & Chilli until the onion is translucent


    3. Add the following ingredients into a food processor

    4. 1/2 Tin Chopped tomatoes
    5. 70 g Sun Dried tomatoes **
    6. 30 g Unsalted Peanuts
    7. 30 g Oregano
    8. 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon
    9. 1/2 teaspoon of Chinese five spice
    10. 1/4 teaspoon of Black Pepper
    11. 1/4 teaspoon of Thyme
    12. 1 teaspoon of Cocoa Powder 1/4 teaspoon of Chilli Flakes
    13. 1/4 teaspoon of Chilli Powder
    14. 1 Clove
    15. When the Onions , Garlic & Chillies are cooked add them to the food processor. Add a little more oil to the pan then add the 60 g of flour to form a roux.

    16. Add the 750 ml of Chicken stock to the pan
    17. Mix well.
    18. Add the contents of the food processor to the stock and mix together well.
    19. Leave to cook on a low heat for 30 minutes.
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