Guinea Hen with Blackberry Mole
Mole is one of those things. It takes time and a million ingredients (or twenty, in this case), but it’s not actually that hard to make. You just have to commit to it. Ingredient list after the jump.
Smoked Grimaud Farms guinea fowl in homegrown blackberry mole, with @three_sisters_nixtamal tortillas. Mole is magical, and I feel like a powerful wizardess. This delicious meat will be one of the proteins in the @nicky.usa Wild About Game cooking competition next month — see you there! #dinnertonight #meatconcierge #gamebirds 💫 🌮 💫 🌮 💫 🌮#tacos #eatlocal #mole #poultry #tgif #upperleftusa #instayum #instafood #food #foodstagram #foodgawker #taste #corn #mexicanfood #spicy #sauce #forkyeah
Guajillo and negro chiles (I use mild chiles so the boy can handle it)
fresh Chester blackberries and Chester blackberry jam
hot-smoked cherry tomatoes, shallots, and garlic
chicken stock (soak the chiles and tomatoes in the hot stock to soften)
S&P, cumin, Mexican oregano
garlic chive blossoms (for garnish prettiness mostly, but they’re sweet and mildly garlicky)
I smoked the Guinea hen over apple and peach wood, and then slow-stewed it in the mole.