Pork en mole

One of my favorite things to do during the weekend is wandering around more or less exotic stores and pick out ingredients for my cooking from specialty stores

The other weekend I wandered in a very nice mexican Supermercado where they sold, among other things, homemade (well store made) mole poblano. I would never have the patience (or the time) to study the recipe for mole poblano, pick out all the ingredients, measure them and cook them for the time required to make some good mole, so I picked some of that mole poblano up.


Pork en mole

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 slices pork loin
  • 1 onion
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 spoon mole poblano
  • EVOO

Directions

  1. First I warmed a bit of oil and seared the pork in it on both sides. I then added the diced onion and the diced sweet potato. After a quick stir, I added the mole and about 2 cups of water. I stirred until the mole was well dissolved in the water and let everything cook. I cooked the dish for about 20 minutes, basically until the mole was of a nice thick consistency.
  2. The mole turned out to be very good: slightly spicy with the sweet undertones of chocolate and the heartiness of the nuts. It was very difficult for me not to lick the plate.

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6 Responses to Pork en mole

  1. Christine's Pantry says:

    Sound great. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Manu says:

    Buono!!! It looks so inviting! I love discovering new and "exotic" ingredients too, though it is easier to find Asian goods than Latin American goods down here… 🙂

  3. Food Frenzy says:

    Sounds wonderful and looks great. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Erin says:

    This looks delicious!!

  5. Sandra says:

    Oh my my…my mouth started to water…look incredible!

  6. Mikaela Cowles says:

    I think half the battle of being a good cook is being a good shopper. This sounds amazing, but I'm glad you didn't eat it with a shoe.

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