Mole Coloradito Oaxaca

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2hrs 20mins
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directions

  • For mole paste: Cut chiles open vertically, remove stems, seeds.
  • On hot, ungreased griddle or heavy skillet, toast chiles on both sides, flattening with spatula, until skins blister and colors change.
  • Put chiles in bowl.
  • Add raisins.
  • Cover with hot water; soak for 30 minutes and up to a few hours, until soft.
  • Drain chiles, raisins then puree in blender with water as necessary.
  • Strain through coarse sieve into large pot, pressing with large spoon adding more water as necessary.
  • Add chocolate, bring to simmer.
  • Toast then peel garlic and onion quarters.
  • Put in blender.
  • Toast almonds.
  • Put in blender with onion and garlic.
  • Add canela, salt, pepper, thyme and oregano.
  • Puree, adding water as necessary.
  • Strain into chile-chocolate mixture, pressing down with large spoon, adding more water as necessary.
  • Cook, stirring, 15 minutes to thicken mole paste.
  • Paste may be cooled and refrigerated for six months or frozen in airtight containers.
  • To make sauce from paste: Toast and peel tomatoes.
  • Puree and strain into paste.
  • Pour in broth.
  • Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Sauce should be as thick as heavy cream.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Serve over chicken or turkey pieces sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.
  • Sauce may be refrigerated for up to three days.
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  1. tlcnate
    This coloradito recipe is excellent and almost exactly the same as a recipe I got when I took a salsas and moles class in Oaxaca's Casa de Los Sabores with chef Pilar Cabrera. It is a complex process but the yield is higher than the recipe indicates (about double). Also, once made you will only be using about 1/2 cup as a base when preparing it with chicken or, as we do, for enchiladas. There will be plenty left over for freezing and future use.<br/><br/>One caution- the information on the nutritional values looks incorrect. For one thing, a serving size of 1192 grams is ridiculously large (more than 2.25 lb. per serving? I don't think so!). The sodium content of one teaspoon of kosher salt is about 1,120 mg not the 1,807 they give. They might be including other ingredients but I don't see any that is that high in sodium.<br/><br/>In short- the recipe is reliable, the nutritional facts are not.
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  2. cherylf
    This is a wonderful mole recipe! I was shocked that noone had rated it and it's been here since '03! I think because it is very involved and not too many people have the time or energy to put in to a recipe. That's a real shame too. I used ancho, guajillo and pasilla chiles. I also used Mexican cinnamon and oregano. I can't believe I had everything on hand to make this. I served this with chicken enchiladas. Thanks Kirstin!
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