Friday, September 14, 2012

Chiles en Nogada

As we approach September 16, Independence Day in Mexico, lots of restaurants are offering the special dish of "Chiles en Nogada". This delicious meal is served in Mexico during the months of August and September.  Some say it is because the pomegranates are in season, others say it is a way to celebrate Independence Day, and others claim it is a combination of both.

The ingredients include poblano chiles filled with picadillo – filling of meat, spices, & fruit. A walnut-based cream sauce covers the chili, and pomegranate seeds are sprinkled on top. It is also very patriotic displaying the nation’s bandera – flag with green (chili), white (sauce), and red (pomegranate). The way it is served varies from region to region.

If you'd like to try making this delicious meal, click here for the recipe.

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