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greenchillFor those of you looking for something a bit different than the classic white sausage gravy, a delicious, quick recipe for chipotle-chorizo gravy as well as chile biscuits infused with black pepper and parmesan. All in all, if you manage your time well, the biscuits should take about 30 minutes to make from scratch, and while they’re in the oven, you can prepare the delicious, spicy-smoky gravy.

Green Chile Parmesan Pepper Buttermilk Biscuits
2 cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
¼ cup diced green chiles
¼ cup of Parmesan cubes (¼ inch cubes or chunks)
1 cup cold buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450˚ F.  In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients, whisk or stir to combine. Cut the cold butter into the flour mixture until crumbly. Make a well in the center, place chopped chilies and cheese in the well and pour buttermilk over. Stir until it comes together and makes dough.

Turn the dough out onto lightly floured surface and, with floured hands, give it a quick knead, a few times should do it.

Pat the dough into a 1-inch thickness and cut out biscuits with a 2 1/2” cutter. Keep reshaping and cutting the dough until you have 9 biscuits. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silpat and place in hot oven till puffed up and golden brown, around 15-18 minutes. Serve warm!

For the Chipotle Gravy:
6 oz pork chorizo
2 chipotles in adobo, minced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 cups milk, warmed

In a sauce pan over medium high heat cook the chorizo and chipotles together until cooked, about 5 minutes. Add the butter and stir until melted, add flour and cook 1-2 minutes. Whisk in milk and continue to stir. Bring to a boil so that the gravy will thicken. Serve over biscuits.

Traditional Mole Sauce

Posted: May 6, 2018 in Recipes
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mole_sauceHomemade Mole Sauce is a long project, but the results are pretty outstanding.

INGREDIENTS
Veggie Base:
4 cloves garlic
1 medium onion
3 small tomatoes
Spice Blend:
8 black peppercorns
1 stick cinnamon
1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Peppers:
6 dried ancho peppers
3 dried pasilla peppers
2 cups hot water
Nut Mixture:
2 tablespoons almonds
1/4 cup peanuts
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup raisins
Other Ingredients:
5-6 cups chicken stock (recipe below)
1 plantain or unripe banana
4 corn tortillas
3 ounces Mexican Chocolate (Ibarra is good)
1/4 cup lard
Chicken Stock:
1 whole chicken
8-10 cups water
1 onion, quartered
2 stalks celery
2 carrots, chopped
10 black peppercorns
2 dried ancho peppers

Directions
1) Add all the stock ingredients to a large stock pot and bring to a simmer. Simmer, partially covered, for 2-3 hours. Strain stock and set aside. Discard veggies. Let chicken cool for later.

2) For sauce, roast dried peppers at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until fragrant. Then add peppers to a bowl with 2 cups boiling water. Let side for 30 minutes.

3) Toast spices in a large skillet over medium heat for a few minutes until fragrant. Then grind spices into a powder and set aside.

4) Roughly chop veggies for base and roast for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

5) Add roasted veggies to a blender with 1 cup chicken stock and blend until smooth. Strain and add veggie base to a large pot.

6) Cook nuts in melted lard over medium heat until they are lightly browned. Then add raisins and cook for another minute until they are soft. Be careful not to burn raisins.

7) Add nuts and raisins to blender with 1 cup stock and puree. Once smooth, add to veggie base.

8) Sautee diced banana (or plantain) in lard along with corn tortillas until lightly browned. Then add to blender with 1-2 cups stock and blend until smooth. Add mixture to sauce pot.

9) Add another two cups of chicken stock to sauce pot along with ground spices and chocolate.

10) Bring sauce to a simmer and simmer, on medium-low heat for 90-120 minutes, stirring regularly.

11) Season sauce with salt and pepper and serve over enchiladas or chicken or turkey.

12) Extra sauce will keep in the fridge for two weeks or you can also freeze it for later.