Ever since I saw the movie Like Water for Chocolate I have always wanted to make chiles en nogada. The film is about love, tradition, passion, communication, and food. At the end of the movie Tita and Chencha roast chiles, shell walnuts, and tear open pomegranates in preparation of this very traditional Mexican dish. This …
Chiles Rellenos con Picadillo (Poblano Chiles Stuffed with Spiced Beef): This stuffed, fried chile, a specialty of Julín Contreras of Restaurante Pueblo Mio in the town of Tehuantepec, in southeastern Oaxaca state, has a sumptuous ground beef filling dotted with olives and raisins.
Chiles en nogada based on an old family recipe from Yuriria, Guanajuato that dates back at least until the 1950’s. Chiles en nogada are meat stuffed poblano chiles bathed in nogada, a walnut cream sauce and garnished with pomegranate seeds and parsley. September is the month in which chiles en nogada are typically served Mexico to celebrate Independence Day. The dish has the colors of the Mexican flag, green, white and red.
Chiles en Nogada (Chilies in Walnut Sauce) ~ Chiles en Nogada, poblano chiles stuffed with a ground turkey picadillo, covered in a creamy walnut sauce and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds. From Puebla, Mexico. ~ SimplyRecipes.com