🌶️ Authentic Mole Sauce Recipe 🍫 | Choco Harvest
You will need:
- 2 ancho chiles
- 2 guajillo chiles
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon peanuts
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 1/2 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tomato
- 2 ounces dark chocolate
- 1 cup chicken broth
- salt to taste
- Start by toasting the ancho and guajillo chiles, sesame seeds, and peanuts in a dry pan over medium heat until fragrant.
- Remove the toasted ingredients from the pan and soak them along with the raisins in hot water until they become soft and pliable.
- In the same pan, sauté the onion, garlic, and tomato until they are caramelized and develop a deep, rich flavor.
- Drain the soaked ingredients and put them in a blender along with the sautéed onion, garlic, and tomato. Blend until you achieve a smooth consistency.
- Pour the blended mixture into a pot and simmer it over low heat until it thickens to your desired consistency.
- Add the dark chocolate to the simmering sauce and stir until it is completely melted and incorporated into the sauce.
- Finally, season the sauce with salt to taste. Remember, the salt will help balance out the sweetness of the chocolate and raisins, so don't be shy with it.
This mole sauce is perfect for serving over meats like chicken and turkey. It's also great for enchiladas or as a base for chili.
Experience the magic of Mexico right in your kitchen with our rich and flavorful Mole Sauce recipe. This traditional Mexican sauce is a perfect blend of heat, sweet, and savory, with a hint of chocolate that adds an unexpected depth of flavor. With ingredients like ancho and guajillo chiles, sesame seeds, peanuts, raisins, and dark chocolate, this sauce is a symphony of flavors that will make your taste buds dance.
Unlocking the Secret of Mole Sauce
Mole (pronounced MO-lay) is a cornerstone of Mexican cuisine, a sauce with ancient roots and a complex character. It's a labor of love, a process of toasting, soaking, sautéing, and simmering to unlock each ingredient's unique flavor. The result? A sauce that's rich, thick, and bursting with flavor.
At the heart of our Mole Sauce is chocolate. Yes, you read that right. Chocolate isn't just for desserts. In this recipe, it's a key player, adding a subtle sweetness and a velvety texture that ties all the flavors together. We recommend using a good quality dark chocolate for the best results.
Cooking with Mole Sauce
So, what can you do with Mole Sauce? The possibilities are endless. It's traditionally served over meats like chicken and turkey, but it's also fantastic with enchiladas or as a base for chili. The rich, complex flavors of the sauce transform these dishes into something truly special.
But don't stop there. Let your culinary creativity run wild. Try it with roasted vegetables, as a dipping sauce for chips, or even as a sandwich spread. The sky's the limit when it comes to this versatile sauce.
Embrace the Chocolate
At Choco Harvest, we believe that chocolate is more than just a sweet treat. It's a versatile ingredient that can add depth and complexity to a variety of dishes. Our Mole Sauce recipe is just one example of how chocolate can transform a dish. So go ahead, embrace the chocolate, and discover a world of flavor.
Ready to embark on your culinary adventure? Grab your apron, gather your ingredients, and let's get cooking!