The main ingredients include chiles, nuts, spices, chocolate, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, walnuts, garlic, onion, tomato, raisins, sweet chocolate, piloncillo (unrefined cane sugar), plantain, bread, and tortilla. These ingredients are blended separately and then cooked slowly in a pot with a little oil. The dish is traditionally served with rice and homemade blue corn tortillas.
Chiles / guajillo / ancho / cascabel / chile de Arbol / Morita / Nuts / sesame seeds /pumpkin seeds/peanuts/walnuts /garlic/onion/tomato/Raisins/pasitas/ chocolate / Piloncillo / Plantain / bread / tortilla / Chicken broth
From Prep to Plate
Seth Tillman visits DC Corazon, a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C. to learn the authentic recipe of red mole. Josie, the chef of the restaurant, demonstrates the process, using the main ingredients of chiles, nuts, spices, and chocolate. Seth follows the step-by-step process of softening the peppers, dry-roasting the seeds and nuts, blending all the ingredients together, and cooking the chicken. Chef Josie also shows how to make homemade blue corn tortillas and rice to serve the dish.