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Dona Maria Mole Verde

kare_raisu | | Sep 29, 2006 12:51 AM

I poached some chicken breasts this morning before going college with the express purpose of trying out this mole. This is the brand found in (I believe) almost every major supermaket chains's 'hispanic' section.

Naturally, I didn't expect much but later -quite to the contrary- I was impressed after trying it out.

It is basically a pipian verde, with the main ingredients being chile peppers, pepitas {pumpkin seeds), sesame etc.

I believe I like this mole because of the earthy mouth-feel that the thickening agent- pepita imparts. It is understanably rich and elevates everyday chicken breast to new heights.

I think a sauce similarly pumpkin seed based to this mole was written about in some of the first records of interactions between the conquistadors and Aztecs.

I have to disclose that this is actually my first time trying a green mole because of the wrong impression that most have cilantro in them (something I only like on my tacos with chopped onion) and I have been trying all of the other endless versions of this king of sauces.

Hopefully this simple generic mole will give me some sort of basis for further exploration on future ventures into home cooking, regional mexican restaurants and of course mexico.

That being said, I still reccomend you give this mole a try. It was a great dinner, shredded pollo en mole verde, chopped onion garnish, beans and hot corn tortillas.

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