For centuries, the people of Mexico have enjoyed a unique and traditional sauce called Mole. Its exact origin is unknown, but it’s believed to come from one of three states: Puebla, Oaxaca or Tlaxcala.
Proudly passed down from generation to generation, this thick, rich tangy sauce can contain as many as 30 spices and ingredients. Adding a hint of bitter chocolate gives Mole a toasted flavor and delicious aroma. It mellows the acidity and gives the sauce a silky, shiny look. Complete the recipe with a topping of sesame seeds for a delightfully nutty taste.
As such a big part of Mexican cuisine, most families have perfected their own unique variation of Mole. Traditionally, it’s served for fiestas or holidays. Considered Mexico’s National Food Dish, this intensely-flavorful sauce can be served over chicken, turkey, pork, seafood or even roasted vegetables.