Turkey mole 1

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
1½ pounds Turkey thighs or breast
\N \N Chicken broth
2 \N Dried Poblano or New Mexico chiles; stemmed -or-
¼ cup Ground hot red chile
1 \N Red-ripe tomato; peeled, seeded; quartered
8 \N Whole blanched almonds
½ \N Corn tortilla -or- tortilla chips
½ small Onion; cut in chunks
1 tablespoon Raisins
4 teaspoons Sesame seeds; toasted
1 teaspoon Pequin quebrado
¼ teaspoon Anise seeds
¼ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Ground cloves
½ ounce Unsweetened chocolate (up to)
1 tablespoon Unsalted butter; room temp.
1 \N Lime; cut in 6 wedges

Heat oil in large, heavy skillet; add turkey & cook until browned on all sides, turning as needed. Set aside skillet without washing. Place browned turkey in a saucepan; add just enough chicken broth to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover & simmer 1 hour or until turkey is tender. Cool in cooking broth. Lift turkey from broth (reserve broth); discard skin and bones; tear meat (do not cut) into large chunks. Set aside. Soak chiles in boiling water to cover until softened. Place chiles & soaking liquid (or ground chile) in a blender or food processor. Add tomato, almonds, tortilla or tortillo chips, onion, raisins, 1 Tsp sesame seeds, pequin, anise seeds, cinnamon and cloves. Process until smooth. If using ground chile, add a little hot water as needed. Pour mixture into reserved skillet. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. If mixture seems dry, add a bit of oil. Stir in chocolate and 1 cup turkey cooking broth. Stir until chocolate is melted. Taste and adjust seasonings. Preheat oven to 350.

Butter a 2-quart baking dish and place turkey in it. Pour mole sauce evenly over turkey. Cover and bake at least 1 hour or until turkey has absorbed most of sauce; stir will after 30 minutes. To serve, sprinkle with remaining 3 Teaspoons sesame seeds and encircle with lime wedges. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

From the <Hotter Than Hell!>, by Jane Butel, ISBN 0-89586-646-3 (0-89586-542-4 paperback). Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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