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Mole Rosa with Chicken

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This mole is traditional from the state of Guerrero and the pink color is given by the beet. This peculiar dish also has versions with Jamaica and with different peppers. With this recipe of mole rosa, you will learn to do it from scratch, frying almonds, peanuts, chili peppers and then grinding everything together. The combination of flavors makes this dish an exceptional one and the intense pink color will make it stand out on your table.
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8 portions
  • enough lard
  • 1 cup almond, peeled and filleted
  • 1 cup peanut
  • 1 cup pinion, pink
  • 1 1/2 cups sesame seed
  • enough lard
  • 1/4 onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 habanero peppers, seedless yellow
  • 1 güero pepper
  • 2 pieces White bread, baguete
  • 1 plantain, sliced and fried
  • 1 raja cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon star anise
  • 5 pieces allspices
  • 2 pieces clove
  • 1 cup cranberry
  • 1 beets, boy
  • to taste salt
  • 5 cups chicken soup
  • enough lard
  • 8 pieces chicken, leg and thigh, cooked
  • enough pinion
  • rose petals, to decorate
  • enough banana
  • enough tortilla, To accompany


For the seeds, heat a pot at medium temperature, add the butter and start frying the almonds, peanuts, pine nut and sesame, for 5 minutes maximum; It is important that they do not brown too much. Reservation.
Heat a medium-sized pot with butter again and fry the onion, garlic, yellow habanero, güero chili, bread, male banana, cinnamon, anise, fat pepper, clove and cranberry for 7 minutes. , without browning. Reservation.
Place the beet with everything and peel in a tray and bake for 30 minutes, at 200 ° C. Remove the skin and reserve.
Blend the fried seeds, the mixture with the fried chiles and the baked beet; add chicken broth and blend for 8 minutes, until the mole is very smooth.
Heat a pot at medium temperature and add butter, fry the mole and cook for 30 minutes at low temperature, taking care not to stick.
Serve a mole mirror on a plate, place hot cooked chicken pieces and bathe with more mole, decorate with pink pine nuts, rose petals and fried male plantain; Accompany with tortillas and a drink.


Serve a mole mirror on a plate, then the chicken piece and decorate it with rose petals, pine nuts and fried plantain. Accompany with handmade tortillas.


Do not brown the ingredients when stir-frying, as this may affect the color of the mole. When you bake the beet, check it with a knife: the color should come out pink, not red. Grind the ingredients very well so that the mole is smooth, if necessary add more liquid. When you cook it, take care of the temperature and stir it occasionally so that it does not stick.

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L.A.E. Óscar Beltrán
07/03/2020 21:04:51

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