Mole, moms recipe.

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    Mom passed at the beginning of the year, 94 years young.
    there are a few dishes that she made that I love & miss, so I am learning from my sisters how to make the dishes as close as I remember.
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    I'll have to translate the ingredients to English so that will be in a day or so. this is my way of remembering mom , hug your parents, you never know just how much you will really miss them once they are gone.
     
  2. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Thank you, you are sweet (and so right about the hugs). Sorry about the loss of your mom earlier this year...
     
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Looking forward to the recipe! Sorry to hear but, wow, 94 very well done!
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Must say that I am looking forward to reading the recipe - and, when home - possibly to trying it out.

    Commiserations & condolences on the passing of your mom; while 94 is a terrific age - mine will be 86 in a week's time - candidly, it doesn't matter what age they are when they pass, because it still hurts.

    But this is a lovely way to salute her memory.
     
  5. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I think this is a great way to recognize the passing of a loved one. Share them. While I've never been a mole enthusiast, I'll try it to honor your mom. May her memory be for a blessing.
     
  6. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Sorry for your lose, while recognizing any life over 80, even 70 was a success based on longevity. :)

    I eat Mexican cuisine weekly , but when I saw "mole" I had to look it up to clarify. :p

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    Tasty... :)
     
  7. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    LOL on the critter, I knew somebody would go there but yo man I didn't think it would be you! :D
     
  8. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Well it was there in my mind! <slaps head> ;)
     
  9. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    long post recipe.
    ingredients.
    1/2 lb pork neck bones
    1 1/2 lb pork for stew.
    1/2 onion
    ********you will use the water from here to make the mole******
    --------------- to the pressure cooker for 1/2 hour or until done.

    1 tsp salt
    1 chile ancho (pasilla-ancho) chile needs to be opened and seeds removed.
    2 cloves (I used ground cloves)
    1/4 tsp pepper
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1 cinamon stick 3"-4" long
    2-3 garlic cloves
    1 large tomato.
    5 slices of white bread <<<<<<<<< adds texture, the type of bread used will determine how sweet it is.
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    blend everything using 1/2 cup of water EXCEPT the bread.
    notice how dark the mole is, add a little olive oil or vegetable oil to a 3qt sauce pan and bring to boil. cook for 3-5 mins.
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    add water (from the stew) to the mole and fill the 3qt sauce pan , let it warm up.
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    use the mole from the pan to puree the bread , I used 1/2 the pan to do 3 slices and the rest to do the remaining 2 slices
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    your mole should go from dark red to almost pink after you puree the bread.

    move it all to the 5 qt pan
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    ------------ add meat and bring to boil.

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    you can make the mole as thin or as thick as you like by using more or less bread. you can use up to 3 1/2 lbs of meat as there is plenty of mole for it.
    enjoy.
     
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  11. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was going to do video since you are playing with the mole a couple of times before you add the bread but I think the pics do it and the shop was making too much noise for video :p
     
  12. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I can muddle through, I'm sure.:cool: I've made a few moles in the past, and I look forward to trying this one!
     
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    Sounds fantastic - I love the pictures, nice and authentic - and thanks hugely for sharing this treasured recipe with us.
     
  14. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    jk thank you so much for putting up the recipe and the pics, I think I will want to try it in some weekend after Labor Day holiday and I get time for the shopping. I sometimes have to scout around for the ancho chiles, so I keep some ground ancho -- you think I could substitute it?
     
  15. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ground? should work, just hard to gauge how much to use.
     
  16. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    "Enough, and a little more" how could I go wrong w/ the usual calculation... :)
     
  17. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    94 years young! One heck of run! Sad to hear about her passing. And the food looks delicious!
     
  18. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    I agree!
     
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    Dang...I can't Pin this recipe. ;) I guess it goes to Notes.
     
  20. notmach67 macrumors regular

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    Thanks for sharing this post!
    Sorry to hear about your loss and 94 yrs?!
    Must have been an awesome run!
    I too am of Mexican descent and mom's cooking is the best!
    Will definitely have to try the recipe you posted and thanks once again!
     
  21. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    Any guy who can successfully cook Mom's mole recipe AND will share it can't be all bad! :cool:

    I was wondering what color mole she made (my personal favorite is black mole) so it's most interesting to see what it turned to be
     

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