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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

One of My Crazy Concoctions

I enjoy cooking, but I don't care to fuss when I am cooking for myself.  One quick and easy dish which I concocted is something which I jokingly refer to as "Bill's mole".  ("Mole" is a type of Mexican sauce, and there are many different varieties.)   I can't say that I have seen any "moles" in Mexico similar to my sauce, but it is inspired by some of the ingredients used in Mexican cooking.  When I describe it to people, they often react with disbelief or disgust.  However I have made this dish several times for my Mexican friend Alejandro, and he really likes it.  (And, I might add, Alejandro is a connoisseur of "mole".)

I don't have measurements for this recipe.  It's one of those things where I throw things together to taste.  I begin by sautéing some chopped onion and bell pepper in olive oil.  Then I mix in a large can of tomato sauce and some bottled hot sauce.  Then I add the ingredients that people find strange...  a dollop of peanut butter, a squirt of chocolate syrup and some cinnamon.  (Peanut, chocolate and cinnamon are common ingredients in "moles".)  I thoroughly stir it all together, and let it simmer for a few minutes, and it's ready to go. 



I serve it over pasta or, as shown above, over rice with chunks of chicken breast.  It may sound strange, but it really is tasty!       

2 comments:

  1. It sounds much less complicated the the mole amarilla I learned to make with a well known chef in Oaxaca. It literally took almost 8 hours of hard work. I ate it then, but have never cared to make it again......I like quick and easy and delicious things.......good for you.

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    1. Yes, most "moles" take hours of preparation. Too much work for me!

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