Monday, June 29, 2009

Pipian Verde

Pipian is a simple mole that emphasizes the nuts or seeds that are blended in to thicken the sauce. Green pipian offers fresh green chiles and herbs to counterbalance the richness of the pork. This sauce also makes a good vegetarian dish, chayotes, pototoes, eggplant would all be a suitable replacement for pork.

Pipian Verde consists of:

•Pumpkin seeds


•white Onion

•Garlic cloves

•Serrano chiles

•Poblano chiles

•Romaine Lettuce leaves

•Cilantro sprigs

•Epazote sprigs

•reserved stock

The poblano chiles are roasted, seeded, and peeled while the hulled pumpkin seeds are also toasted until they pop. The tomatillos, onion, garlic, and serranos are boiled in the saucepan with reserved broth until tender. All ingredients are combined in a food processor and blended together. Return to saucepan and slow simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Pipian Verde goes well with all types of presentation. It is served here with rice and atop a crispy homemade tostada.

No comments:

Post a Comment