Thursday, July 02, 2009

Re-rellenos

After my initial successful attempt at chiles rellenos, I tried again last weekend. Again with success!

Ok, so these don't look as pretty. But they tasted pretty darn good!

The chiles are stuffed with manchego cheese plus a minx-style picadillo of leftover pork rib meat, mushrooms, onions, walnuts, dried sweet cherries, green olives, cilantro. On the bottom of the plate is a molé, or rather, faux-lé sauce that I concocted by making a pretty standard red chile sauce and adding chocolate and almond butter (because dark molé has nuts and chocolate). It was a reasonable fascimile, if I do say so myself. The rice is mixed with onions and tomatoes, for a little acid to cut the richness of the other elements.

What should I stuff them with next time?