Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins
There are quite a few steps to this recipe, but it's easy once you get the hang of it. Your family/guests will never believe there's chocolate in there.
- 8 -10 lbs turkey, cut into 8 serving pieces
- 2 cups finely chopped onions
- 3 tomatoes, skinned,seeded and coarsely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup chopped golden seedless raisins
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3⁄4 cup finely chopped almonds
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups boiling chicken broth
- 4 tablespoons chicken fat (or margarine)
- 2 cups cold chicken broth
- 1 1⁄2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- sesame seeds, optional
- Place the turkey pieces in a large saucepan and cover with water.
- Cover the pan and cook over a high heat for 15 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to medium and cook for an additional 45 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine the onions, tomatoes, raisins, coriander, cayenne pepper, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, almonds, salt, pepper and boiling chicken broth in a large wooden mixing bowl.
- Mix to a paste.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- In a large skillet, melt the chicken fat (or margarine) over a low heat.
- Add the chopped vegetables and spice mixture.
- Fry for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Add the cold chicken broth and chocolate to the skillet.
- Cook for 10-12 minutes over moderate heat, or until the chocolate has completely melted.
- Stir constantly until the chocolate is evenly distributed throughout the mole sauce.
- Remove the turkey pieces from the saucepan in which they were simmered and drain well.
- Pat the pieces dry with paper towel.
- Arrange the turkey pieces in a large baking dish in a single layer.
- Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
- Pour the sauce over the turkey pieces and lower the heat to 350 degrees.
- Cook for 30 minutes further.
- Sprinkle the dish with sesame seeds before serving, if desired.
Mole is one of my favorite things to make so I was excited to try this new one. It turned out wonderfully! The only thing I did differently from the recipe was to double the garlic and cinnamon as that fitted my family's tastes better. Great recipe that I'll definitely make again! Thanks for posting Mirj.