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Mexico Bound

September 4, 2012

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This beautiful food (Chiles en Nogada) is just one of the reasons I’m excited to return to the little town of Zihuatanejo, Mexico this week. Well, I’m also excited to be able to enjoy the beautiful Madero beach, and visit with my friends, neighbors, and my fantastic student, that I have missed the last two month while spending time with my daughters and grand-children.

This wonderful dish consisting of a green chile, white walnut sauce and red pomegranate- the colors of the Mexican flag. This dish is a Mexican Independence day (September 16) favorite.
 
  • 6 large green poblano chiles, for stuffing
  • 3/4 cup crema or sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds separated
  • 1/2 lb ground pork or beef
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 of an onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon lard or vegetable oil
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and seeded, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons raisins, softened in warm water
  • 3 eggs

Preparation:

Roast the chiles and remove the skins and seeds.

Heat the oil or lard over medium heat in a large pan. Add in the beef or pork and brown until nearly done. Add in the garlic, onion, apple, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, pinch of salt and pepper and cook for about 5 minutes.

Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks with a mixer or a whisk. Fold in the egg yolks and a pinch of salt. Dip each stuffed chile in the egg mixture and fry until golden brown.

Stuff the chiles with equal portions of the stuffing. Blend or mix the crema, walnuts and sugar with the evaporated milk. Pour over the chiles and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.

This is not only a pretty dish it is one of those OMG this is so good! I hope you try it and enjoy. If you are ever in Zihuatanejo, give me a yell, and I’ll show you why I’m so in love with Mexico.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Candace permalink
    September 4, 2012 6:13 pm

    Donna, are you going to be in Zihua for the winter? Would love to be able to meet you. Candace

    • September 4, 2012 6:41 pm

      Candace, Yes I plan to be there by the 16th of Sep. to celebrate the Revolution, one of my favorite days in Mexico. I plan to spend 8-9 months there, then if everything works out as I hope I’d like to go to Northern Cyprus, but that is sort of a dream at this point. I would love for you to visit Zihua. during your trip to PV. It would be so fun to finally meet face to face.

  2. September 5, 2012 2:37 am

    Have a wonderful time. I confess I’m jealous. Keep your fans posted on your adventures. Vaya con Dios.

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