Yellow mole with chiles (mole amarillo)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
15 \N Guajillo chiles
2 \N Whole allspice
2 \N Whole cloves
1 tablespoon Cumin seed
1 tablespoon Dried oregano
8 \N Garlic cloves
2 smalls Tomatoes; halved
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
2 pounds Red potatoes; quartered
2 pounds Carrots; peeled and sliced
2 pounds Nopales or cactus leaves; trimmed or peeled and cut into strips, 1/4\"x2\" pieces
4 \N Ears corn; cut into 2\" pieces
1 bunch Fresh cilantro stems; tied
½ pounds Masa or 1 cup
6 cups Water



SAUCE: Heat a griddle or heavy skillet to very hot and cook the chiles for 10 seconds to soften. Rinse the chiles and place in a saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Reserving the liquid, place the chiles in a blender with the allspice, cloves, cumin, oregano, and garlic. Blend with the top slightly off and protected by a kitchen towel or the heat will blow the top off during blending. Add the chile cooking water and blend again. Add the tomatoes and blend again.

Heat the oil in a saucepan. Press a third of the sauce through a strainer into the hot oil and cook, stirring. Press another third, then the remainder, adding a little hot water if necessary to get the sauce through.

Reduce the heat and simmer the smoothed sauce for 10 minutes.

VEGETABLES: Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Add the potatoes and carrots and cook for 10 minutes. Add the nopales, corn, and cilantro and boil for an additional 5 minutes. In a bowl, mix the 3 cups of water with the masa, a little at a time until it's all incorporated. Slowly pour the thinned masa into the boiling vegetable-chile water and stir well. Add 3 more cups of water. Cook for 10 minutes to thicken. Combine the sauce and vegetables.

Serve in wide, shallow bowls accompanied by warm tortillas.

[ SOURCE 1998-Ap ] >>Hanneman/Buster Notes: Vegetable medley with mole, a sweet and hot sauce, but this mole does not include chocolate.

Recipe by: Meatless Mexican Home Cooking, by Nancy Zaslavsky Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by KitPATh <phannema@...> on Apr 17, 1998

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