Mexican Red Sauce Recipe
Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen
Also known as red mole sauce, this delicious Mexican sauce recipe is great for enchiladas and other dishes
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups chicken broth
3 medium tomatoes, cooked
1/8 medium white onion
3 garlic cloves
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening, divided
1/2 cup chocolate, cut in pieces
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon marjoram (optional)
1 tablespoon thyme
1 cinnamon stick
2 bread rolls, sliced
1 tablespoon sesame seed
10 red ancho chilies
5 guajillo chilies
1 tablespoon salt
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 medium white onion
1 entire skinless chicken breast, with bones but without skin
Cook the chicken in 4 cups of water, with garlic, onion and salt on medium heat for 45 minutes. Check to make sure that the chicken is cooked through.
Wash the chiles with a damp cloth, remove the stems of the chiles, slit open with a knife and remove the seeds and veins. Toast the chiles on both sides in large frying pan over high heat, making sure that they do not burn.
Soak the chiles in boiling water to soften them for about 10 minute Meanwhile, fry the almonds in 3 tbls. of the shortening on medium heat for 5 min., or until they are a golden color.
Take them out and set aside.
Next fry the raisins until they puff up and the skin browns a bit, then remove and strain in a sieve. Turn the heat down a bit, and fry the sesame seeds in the same oil, adding a little salt to prevent them from jumping from pan.
Once golden, remove and store on an absorbent paper towel. Still in the same oil, fry the slices of bread, until they are golden. Remove and put on an absorbent paper towel. On a dry pan or skittle roast the garlic, onion and tomato until they are nicely toasted with black spots.
In a blender, grind the chiles with a half cup of water, and add more water as necessary to blend. Once the mixture is smooth, pour into a saucepan and fry with one tbsp of the shortening for 10 minute on medium heat. Stirring occasionally to ensure that it does not stick to the pan.
Next, blend both the roasted and fried ingredients together, until smooth. Blend the tomatoes and strain through a colander and add into the chile mixture. Now add the cinnamon sick, thyme, marjoram(if using) and the oregano. Cook for 5 more minutes. Add the chicken broth, salt, sugar and chocolate on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove cinnamon stick. Cool for 15 minutes. Pour the chicken in a serving dish, serve with rice.