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Chiles En Nogada

Courses: Main Course, Starters and appetizers
Serves: 12 people

Recipe Ingredients

12   Poblano chiles - roasted and peeled
1 cup 237mlGround veal
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozGround pork (with 30 % fat content)
1 teaspoon 5mlSea salt - or to taste
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlFreshly-ground black pepper - or to taste
1/4 cup 59mlVegetable oil
1/2 cup 31g / 1.1ozOnion - finely chopped (medium)
1/2 cup 46g / 1.6ozAlmonds - chopped and toasted
1/2 cup 118mlPine nuts - toasted
2 cups 292g / 10ozChopped cactus
1/2 cup 80g / 2.8ozRaisins
1   Epazote - chopped
1 1/2 cups 355mlFresh walnuts - skinned
1 cup 237mlMilk
1 cup 237mlCream
  Seeds from two ripe pomegranates
2 tablespoons 30mlFinely-chopped fresh parsley

Recipe Instructions

Make a vertical slit down the side of each chile and carefully remove the seeds, leaving the stem intact. Mix the veal and pork in a bowl. Add the salt and pepper.

In a large heavy skillet, over a medium heat, cook the oil with the onion until translucent. Add the ground meat and cook, breaking up any clumps, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the almonds, pine nuts, cactus, raisins, and epazote. Cook and stir constantly, until the meat is done. Remove the meat mixture from the heat and let cool.

Stuff the chiles with the meat mixture and put them on an ovenproof platter, covered with loosely tented foil. Place the platter in a warm oven while finishing the sauce.

Place the walnuts in a blender. With the motor running, add the milk slowly, until smooth and thick. Add the cream and blend well. Cover the chiles with the walnut sauce and garnish with the pomegranate seeds and parsley.

This recipe yields 6 entree or 12 starter servings.

TOO HOT TAMALES with Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken - From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # TH-6282 broadcast 10-03-1996) - Downloaded from their Web-Site -


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