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Pozole


This pozole is so good that it doesn’t even need meat and it is a very good news for the vegetarians because they already have the opportunity of enjoying a good pozole. Although almost all the pozoles are made with meat to make the transition towards the vegetarian world mushrooms are used as magic ingredient , same as in the vegetarian ceviche.

This dish consists of a
soup , which has as main ingredients cacahuazintle maize and mushrooms. These ingredients are immersed in a red broth which flavor is a little spicy and condimented.



But that’s not all, the best part is that on the table are put a lot of ingredients so everybody can keep on preparing the pozole to their taste. A very similar concept to that of the tortilla soup.

– Although the pozole is a soup, in Mexico is served as main course since it is very abundant and after a good pozole it is not possible to keep on eating... well may be you will have space for a
dessert.


About the Recipe

  • For this recipe many ingredients are needed. But don’t get frighten about seeing many ingredients, the recipe is easy to prepare but it is a lot of work.
  • The pozole is prepared with cacahuazintle maize and by no means use another type of maize because your pozole won’t have a good flavor.
  • If the white hominy, that is used in this recipe, is not precooked you will have to follow these steps.
  • It is very important to get ramekins because many ingredients will be put on the table.
  • The preparation time is of .
  • This recipe serves 6 plates.


Ingredients

  • 17.6 oz of precooked White Hominy
  • 17.6 oz Mushrooms (champignons)
  • 5 Guajillo Peppers (1.7 oz)
  • 3 Limes (3.1 oz)
  • 3 Radishes (2.1 oz)
  • 2 Avocados (17.6 oz)
  • 2 Ancho Peppers (.7 oz)
  • 1/4 of a Lettuce (3.5 oz)
  • 1¼ of Onions (6.1 oz)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (.2 oz)
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of Oregano
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 2 Saucepans
  • 1 Saucepan Lid
  • 1 Frying Pan
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Kitchen Spoon
  • 1 Turner
  • 1 Strainer
  • 1 Knife
  • 6 Ramekins

  • Directions

    Cook the Maize


    1. Put in a colander 17.6 oz of precooked white hominy and rinse it.
    2. Transfer from the colander to a saucepan the precooked white hominy that was rinsed.
    3. Also add in the saucepan:
    • 1/2 Onion (2.4 oz).
    • 1 Garlic clove (.1 oz).
    • 2 Bay Leaves.
    • The enough Water to cover all the ingredients.
    • 1/2 tablespoon of Salt.


    1. Bring the saucepan water to a boil over high heat.
    2. When it boils reduce to medium heat, cover the saucepan and leave the ingredients cooking for approximately 1 hour, until the white hominy is well cooked.


    Make sure that all the ingredients are always covered with water because it will consume. If scum accumulates on the surface remove it.


    While the Maize Cooks...


    1. Remove the seeds of 2 ancho peppers and 5 guajillo peppers.
    2. Put in another saucepan:
    • The 2 Ancho Peppers with the ones you worked.
    • The 5 Guajillo Peppers with the ones you worked.
    • The enough Water to cover the chilies.


    1. Bring the saucepan water to a boil over high heat and leave the chilies cooking in the boiling water for about 5 minutes, until they soften.
    2. Transfer from the saucepan to a blender, with a kitchen spoon, the chilies that were cooked.
    3. Also add in the blender:
    • 1/4 of an Onion (1.2 oz).
    • 1 Garlic clove (.1 oz).
    • Pepper to taste.


    1. Blend very well the ingredients, then set aside.

    Cook the Red Salsa


    1. Heat in the saucepan over medium heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
    2. Put in the saucepan:
    • The Red Salsa that was blended.
    • 1/4 tablespoon of Salt.


    1. Mix the saucepan ingredients and bring the salsa to a boil over high heat.
    2. When the salsa boils reduce to medium heat and cook it for about 5 minutes, until it thickens a little and acquires a more intense color; stir occasionally. Then set aside.



    Fry the Mushrooms


    1. Clean 17.6 oz of mushrooms.
    2. Cut into small chunks the mushrooms that were cleaned; then set aside.
    3. Heat in a frying pan over medium heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
    4. Add in the frying pan the small mushroom chunks that were cut and fry them for about 2 minutes, until they are lightly fried; stir regularly. Then set aside.

    Prepare the Garnishes


    1. Put in a ramekin 2 tablespoons of oregano, then set aside.
    2. Cut 3 limes into wedges and put them in another ramekin, then set aside.
    3. Slice 3 radishes and pass them to another ramekin, then set aside.
    4. Cut 1/4 of a lettuce into strips and put them in another ramekin, then set aside.
    5. Finely chop 1/2 onion (2.4 oz) and pass it to another ramekin.
    6. Take all the ramekins to the table, in which the ingredients were put.

    1 hour Later...


    1. Dice 2 avocados, put them in a ramekin and take it to the table.


    The avocado is cut at the end because it oxidizes rapidly.


    1. Verify that the white hominy that was left cooking is well cooked it must be soft, puffed and broken; if not cook it for a longer time.
    2. Add in the saucepan, where the maize is:
    • Strain the Red Salsa that was cooked.
    • The Mushrooms that were fried.
    • The enough Water to have the consistency of a watery soup.
    • 1/4 tablespoon of Salt.


    1. Mix all the saucepan ingredients and bring the broth to a boil over high heat.
    2. When the broth boils reduce to low heat, cover the saucepan and leave the vegetarian red pozole cooking for 10 minutes, so the flavors mix.
    3. When the cooking is done discard:
    • The 1/2 Onion.
    • The Garlic clove.
    • The 2 Bay Leaves.



    Enjoy your Tasty
    Vegetarian Pozole

    Vegetarian Red Pozole accompanied of many ingredients



    Recommendation: Prepare some refried beans , put them on tostadas and accompany them with the pozole.


    Variation: Would you like to try the green version of this pozole?



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    ADDITIONAL INFO





    This is the maize that can be used to make your pozole. Although this pozole hominy is not in a precooked state, therefore you will have to do some previous steps before preparing the pozole.





    The pozole without oregano is really not pozole. You have to put oregano to the pozole and there is no excuse because you can buy the oregano here – and the best is that it is organic.





    The ancho pepper is an important part of this pozole salsa and you really have to use it. If you cannot find it you can buy it here.