Mole Verde

Mole Verde
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Moles are Mexican cooked sauces, flavored with chilies and herbs. Green mole is good with poached chicken breasts and sauteed duck breast.
Recipe type: Sauces
Cuisine: Mexican
  • ⅔ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 6 tomatillos, fresh or canned
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 10 romaine leaves, torn
  • 3 tbsp.chopped cilantro
  • leaves from 3 sprigs or fresh epazote, or 1 tbsp. dried
  • 4 serrano chile peppers, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  1. Dry-roast the pumpkin seeds, stirring to prevent burning. Let cool, then grind.
  2. If tomatillos are fresh, remove the husks and chop the flesh.
  3. Blend the tomatillos with the vegetables, herbs and spices.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan and cook the sauce, stirring constantly over high heat so that it thickens, about 5 minutes. Set aside
  5. Stir the pumpkin seeds into the stock and add to the sauce. Very gently heat it over med-low heat, avoiding boiling or it will lose its color.
  6. Let it barely simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.


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