Cook1 hr 30 mins
Pozole is a traditional holiday meal in Mexico. This version is from southern Mexico where it is usually made with a whole pig's head. Besides being a little squeamish, I prefer the lower fat content of the shoulder roast.
- Put the pork in a large pot over high heat and cover with water.
- Add the onion, garlic and salt, and boil until tender, about an hour.
- While the pork is cooking, put the pasillas and new mexico chiles into a small saucepan and add just enough water to cover.
- Bring the water to a boil. As soon as it boils, turn off the heat and put a small saucer or bowl on top of the chiles to keep them submerged.
- Let sit for about 20 minutes.
- When the chiles are soft, remove them from the water, reserving the liquid, and remove the stems and seeds.
- Put the chiles in a blender or food processer with enough of the cooking water to process, and blend until smooth.
- When the pork is tender remove it from the pot, reserving the cooking water, and let cool until cool enough to handle.
- Cut or shred into bite sized pieces.
- Strain the cooking water, and return the pork to the pot.
- Add the hominy and processed chiles, bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for about half an hour to blend the flavors. Add more salt if needed, to taste.
- Serve topped with shredded cabbage, radishes, oregano and your favorite hot sauce, if desired.