Nothing is better than a warm rich flavorful mole to impress that special someone, and spice up a date night. Whether it be a first date, a weekly ritual or a special anniversary, this recipe will surely spark those embers and get the fire started!
I've tapered this recipe down and added just the right ingredients to make it a staple in your recipe box. Best of all, it's portioned so that you have a whole batch of extra sauce, ready for that on the spot, impromptu date night...just so you can add a little spontaneity to the mix.
Combine it with chicken, and it's heavenly,
but combined it with chicken ENCHILADAS...now we're talkin!
Take that cupid!
Here's to love, and all the joy it brings.
Happy Anniversary Love*
9 Ancho Chilies (stemmed)/or
9 New Mexico Chilies
(Ancho will be sweeter than New Mexico)
1 Tbs Onion Powder
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Tbs Peanut Butter
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Medium Tomato
1/4 Cup Raisins
1/4 Cup Almonds
1 Tablet Mexican Chocolate
1 Slice of Bread
1 1/4 Tbs Salt
6 Cups Water
Place water in a sauce pan, along with chilies, place on medium heat and steep until chilies are softened. Place chilies, and the remainder of ingredients in a blender along with the steeping water, you may have to do this in batches, depending on the size of your blender. Blend until pureed thoroughly. Return mixture to the sauce pan and simmer for approximately 30 minutes without the lid.
Vegetable oil (for frying)
2 Tbs Olive Oil
12 Corn Tortillas
2 Cups Grated Monterey Jack Cheese
2 Cups Shredded Rotisserie Chicken
Place oil in skillet about 1 inch high. Once heated pass each tortilla through the warm oil just enough to fry the top layer, but not crispy. You just want the tortillas to be pliable. Once all the tortillas are fried, place about 2 tablespoons of chicken on each and roll into a taco. Place olive oil and about 1/2 cup sauce in the bottom of a pan or skillet, cook for about 5 minutes. Lay the rolled enchiladas in a single layer in the pan. Pour another generous helping of sauce on the top and finally sprinkle with the grated cheese. Place in a preheated 425 degree oven just until the cheese is melted and golden brown (approximately 20 minutes). Top with more sauce, and enjoy!
Chilies after steeping
all the other lovely ingredients
all in the blender
can't forget the bread, this is where I use
the ends...never wasteful ;-)
note to self...never overfill the blender!
p.s. remember...chili stains clothes.
yesterday's rotisserie chicken is now
todays delicious meal!
I Love using supermarket help.
always in my fridge.
remember, not crispy
Cast iron skillet meets mole sauce
look at those bubbles!
this part reminds me of that nursery rhyme...
roll it and put it in the pan
all lined up like soldiers
look at that lovely steam...
wrap me up in that blanket of mole love!
too much good stuff!
just a bit more sauce for the plating,
Enjoy- with the one you love...
& love the one your with.
Like I said...some for later!
Spark up a little love tonight
Simply Food Love* style.