Mexico: Food and Traditions — By Ben on 25 October 2010
Mole Enchiladas

Enchiladas de mole almendrado

I spent most of the weekend at my parents’ house cooking and taking pictures of our creations. I think my mom and I make a great team in the kitchen and I think my dad and cousin agree. They seemed to enjoy every dish that came out of the kitchen this weekend. During the course of this week I will post the recipes so you can enjoy them too with your family.

Saturday afternoon we ate mole enchiladas for lunch (in Mexico lunch is the most important meal of the day and it’s eaten in the late afternoon). Enchiladas is a Mexican dish made with tortillas and a sauce. The tortillas can be stuffed with chicken, pork, beef or vegetables and the sauce can be anything from a simple tomato based sauce to a very complicated mole. They can be served with rice, beans or by themselves. This is one of the most recognizable dishes of Mexican cuisine and one of my favorites.

Here are some of the enchiladas recipes I’ve posted in the past:

The enchiladas we had this weekend were made with some of the mole we got at the mole fair last week. If you didn’t read about it, please click here to see some pictures of this amazing food event. This kind was almond mole and to prepare it we only had to had chicken broth and simmer it for about 20 minutes. I’ve made some moles before that could be used to prepare enchiladas:

I’m really enjoying the time I’m spending with my mom in the kitchen and later this week I’ll share with you some of the food we’ve been cooking. Here’s only a sneak peek:

French toast with guaba jam

huitlacoche_quesadilla

pumpkin_pie

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(9) Readers Comments

  1. ben don't hate me but i bought some of that mole sauce in a jar from whole foods. i can't wait to use it. but haven't a clue as how too, so i'm kind of glad you posted this. i need to get MORE into making me some mexican food, as i live in an area where there is none

  2. Moan. This is totally bringing back memories of the mole I made a few weeks ago. I want.

  3. I love cooking with my mom, you must really treasure those moments. If I look at all the lovely meals you prepared, you sure do make a mean team!!

  4. It has literally become torture checking your blog. I am stuck in Abu Dhabi without access to any decent Mexican ingredients (except canned Chipotles and canned salsa verde, which, fair enough – is actually pretty good for being in the Middle East)! Everytime I leave this page I am drooling. I'm glad someone out there is enjoying every delicious Mexican dish so I can vicariously live it. :)

  5. I love enchiladas and your dish looks delicious and I would love to eat at your parents house :)

  6. I'm glad you are enjoying cooking with your mum Ben…the enchiladas look gorgeous. can't wait to read about your other kitchen creations.

  7. I can't wait for the recipes! They look awesome!

  8. Ben everything looks so good! I am looking forward to more from you and your mom!

  9. O this looks so good! I've only made mole sauce once and absolutely loved it. It was for a daring bakers challenge to make enchiladas with mole sauce.. I used chocolate in mine. Sooooo good! Can't wait to see your recipes!

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