D made Pozole for us this week. I should get HER recipe. But so I don’t forget:

Pozole

  • 2 lb lean pork roast
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 4 – 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 – 4 tbsp American chili powder
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1- 3 tbsp oregano
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 tbsp chicken bouillon (or more, to taste)
  • 2 16 ounce cans white hominy
  • salt and pepper to taste Garnish:
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup oregano
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh serrano chiles, finely diced (hot! optional)

In a large Dutch oven or crock pot, place first nine ingredients. Heat to boiling and then cover and simmer for four to six hours. Add hominy and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook an additional hour.

To serve, place each garnish in a little bowl and let everyone add whatever they want to their bowls of pozole. Sit down and chow down!

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Mole Poblano
(Chicken with Chocolate Sauce)

  • 4 tb Olive oil
  • 1/4 c Raisins
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 ts Cumin
  • 1/4 ts Nutmeg
  • 1/4 ts Ground cloves
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1/4 ts Cinnamon
  • 1 Green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 3 Slices canned pimento, chopped
  • 1/4 ts Pepper
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 2 Large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • Grated rind of 1 orange
  • 2 Squares bitter chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tb Chili powder (or to taste)
  • 2 1/2 c Chicken broth
  • 1/4 c Light rum
  • 1/4 c Slivered almonds

In casserole, heat oil and cook garlic for a few moments to flavour oil; add chicken and brown. Remove chicken.

In remaining fat, cook onion, green pepper, pimento, and tomato over gentle heat for 10 minutes. To onion mixture, add chili powder, blending well. Add broth, almonds, raisins, seasonings, and rind; simmer, covered, 30 minutes longer. Add chocolate, stirring until melted.

Replace chicken, spooning sauce over. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until chicken is tender. Warm rum, ignite it, and pour over contents of casserole; allow to stand for a few minutes.

6 servings


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