Cocina De Lynn
Caldo De Res
Mole De Olla
Mole De Olla is a famous soup that is popular in the central
states of Mexico. The great thing about
this type of soup is you can eat it any time, of any day, and any time of the year.
It is a great soup to cure a cold and a soup that you will start to crave.
Another great thing is this soup is hearty and rich in flavors and a is great
8-10 dried California chilies
3-5 lbs. beef shank
6 pieces of
2 bay leaf
3 cloves garlic (peeled)
3 Chayote or squash (quartered)
3 potatoes (quartered)
15-20 green beans (trimmed)
2 tbsp. Caldo de pollo (chicken bullion)
4 jalapenos (recommended)
2 tbsp. cumin
cilantro (coarsely chopped)
limes or lemons
1. Wash meat to clean
2. In a large pot, fill water to half way point and turn
heat to medium heat. Add in meat and add salt, and cook meat while skimming
grease from the top of the soup. When grease appears to stop coming to the top
of the soup add in an onion, one bay leaf, one clove of garlic, 2 tbsp. of
cumin and 3 tbsp. of salt.
3. In another small pot, bring water to
a boil. Take out the
seeds and the stems from your California chilies. Once the seeds and stems are
removed, toast the chilies on your stove burners to lightly char the outsides. Once
the outsides are charred put the chilies into the water to boil for about 8-10
4. Take out a blender and blend the chilies with 3 cloves
garlic, one quartered onion and one tbsp. of the caldo de pollo (chicken
bullion). Blend for about 3-5 minutes until it is completely smooth. Add this
mixture to the pot containing the
meat. Lower heat in pot and cook for 1-1.5 hrs.
Add potatoes and
cook for another 5-7 minutes. Add in
green beans, chayote or squash, epasote, and jalapenos and cook for and
additional 5 minutes.
6. Taste soup and season with more salt if
7.Serve in bowls with lemon, cilantro, onion and tostadas.
-- So I bet you
wondering who I am and where I come from.
My name is Lynn Martindelcampo. I
grew up in Pico Rivera, Ca. w?ich gave me influences to the tastes of Hispanic
culture. This is where I met the love of my life Ariel Martindelcampo at the
age of 15 and I married 5 years later. I
have two kids, Nathan and Taylor who keep me busy all hours of the day. I am a
manager for a self storage company and I am currently enrolled in school to
achieve my BA in business. I am the girl next door and I am excited to share
some of my favorite recipes with you.