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OK, I know what you are thinking.. Pasta with mole??? really? 

Yes, REALLY.  My family and I bring a killer mole paste from Oaxaca, that aside from making the best mole ever, it can be used for many other different recipes.  Paola and I have made it our mission in life to create a series of alternative mole recipes and make extra use of that mole jar in my pantry, because as much as I love mole, from time to time I want to be able to make more than just the traditional pollo con mole or mole enchiladas. 

This pasta recipe is a spin off from a pasta my mama makes with a variety of spices.  She usually adds cooked shrimp to and serves it cold.  Again, perfect to take to the office or picnic on a hot day. I hope all of you enjoy!

Don't forget to tag this and all other Guelaguetza Mole Recipes with our oficial hashtag #ilovemole.  We are always looking for the next recipe to feature on the blog and who knows, we may just surprise you with a jar of our mole at your door step ;)

Happy cooking!


1 Tbsp olive oil

1 cup roasted red bell peppers, julienned 

1/2 cup roasted corn

1 pound shell or penne pasta 


For the Mole Coloradito Dressing:

1 cup Mexican crema

2 tablespoons Guelaguetza Mole Coloradito ® paste

1/4 teaspoon cumin, ground

1/4 teaspoon Paprika

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 garlic clove, finely minced 

1/2 Lemon, juiced

Salt and pepper to taste


 Heat a large pot of water and bring to a boil, add about 1 teaspoon of salt. Once the pasta water is boiling, add the pasta to the pot and cook until al dente. Strain and place into serving bowl.

To prepare the corn and the bell peppers- place corn and bell peppers directly onto the flame, turning constantly until slightly charred on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. 

Put bell peppers in a medium bowl and cover for a few minutes to steam, this will make peeling the skin off easy. Uncover until cool to handle, remove most of the skin. Cut peppers lengthwise, julienne style.

Using a knife, shave the corn off the. Put corn and bell peppers in the pasta serving bowl

To make the Mole Coloradito Dressing - Mix all the ingredients and stir to combine. Add to pasta and adjust seasonings. 


Posted on June 3, 2014 and filed under recipes.



Memorial day weekend is here and of course, that means shorter short, sun, beaches and (my favorite) picnics. Salpicon de Res has been a long time favorite of mine.  Next to a great tinga tostada, a tostada de salpicon has got to be it.  Because the dish is served cold its absolutely perfect to take on a picnic, and makes for a great on-the-go snack when heading to the beach this summer.  I also love that the longer you keep it in the fridge marinating, the deeper the flavor gets. Its also great for any large gathering.  You can put out for your guests, pair it with a great green salsa, avocado, throw in a bag of chips and listo! 

Hope you are all enjoying your memorial day weekend.  I'll be at the beach eating up my salpicon left overs with Paola ;) 




2 lb. beef flank steak, cut into 2 equal pieces

1 white onion, thickly sliced, plus 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced

2 tsp. sea salt, plus more, to taste

3 garlic cloves

2 bay leaves

1/2 cup olive oil

1 tbs. dried oregano

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

4 serrano chiles, finely chopped

2 tbsp vinegar

1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 cups of shredded romaine lettuce,

radishes, thinly sliced for garnish

1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced


 Put the flank steak, the thickly sliced onion, garlic, salt and bay leaves in a large pot and add water to cover. Bring to a simmer and skim off any foam that forms on the surface. Let simmer until the meat shreds easily, 20 to 30 minutes.


When the beef is tender, turn off the heat. Remove the beef from the broth and let it cool, refrigerate the remaining broth for another use. Trim off any excess fat from the beef, then finely shred the beef with your hands. Put it into a bowl with the thinly sliced onion. Stir in the lime juice, chopped serranos, and vinegar; season with salt and pepper, then toss together with lettuce and cilantro. Let rest for 30 minutes to allow the meat to marinade.


Put the beef mixture on the tostadas and garnish with radish and the avocado slices, shredded lettuce and finely chopped onion. Serve at room temperature. Serves 6.

Posted on May 25, 2014 and filed under recipes.



Is it ever really posible to give your moms recipe justice?  Hmm, tough to say.  

I guess I always like to think I can come close to that perfection that only my mom can make, but let's be honest here, NOTHING can ever compare those beans, that mole, or the pozole only your mom can make right.  This week, in honor of mommy's day, I decided to give my moms green pozoloe recipe a try in the kitchen.  Of course, my girl Paola was there with me every step of the way and in the midst of our excitement, we decided to switch up a couple things up.   *Please note that Mom's original Pozole verde is made with shredded chicken, but us being the stubborn girls that we are, we decided to try something new and switched to shrimp.  Yes, that is correct. We made Green Shrimp Pozole and it was delicious!  

I hope all of you have fun with the recipe.  It's a simple and delicious way to surprise your mom with Mother's day brunch made from scratch.   


Apologies in advance to my moms if by any chance she hates the fact that I added shrimp to this pozole :/  Mom, I love you from here to the moon.  I promise to remake this for you next time you are in town 



7 cups 2 quarts (or 8 cups) of chicken broth

3 bay leaves

2 cups of cooked hominy

2 lbs tomatillo, de-husked and quartered

2 cups of cilantro leaves

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup white onion, roughly chopped

2-3 chiles serranos, minced, deseeded 

1 cinnamon stick

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup sesame seed, toasted

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted

2 corn tortillas

1 1/2 lbs shrimp

Kosher salt



A bunch of radishes, thinly sliced

1/2 white onion, finely chopped

Dry oregano

A couple dozen tostadas


Fill a medium stockpot with 5 cups of the chicken broth, bay leaves and hominy. Set stockpot on heat to bring to a simmer. 

Add to a blender the toasted sesame seeds, toasted pumpkin seeds, tortillas and 2 cups of chicken broth, puree until smooth and add to stockpot. 

 Prepare the green salsa by pureeing in a blender the reserved 1 cup of chicken broth, tomatillos, cilantro, garlic, onions and chiles until smooth.

 Heat a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil (enough to coat the bottom of the pan) in a large sauté pan on medium high heat. Add the green pureed salsa and cinnamon stick until the salsa thickens, about 15 minutes. Reserve.

 Add salsa verde to the stockpot and simmer for 10 more minutes. Adjust seasonings and add salt if necessary.

 Add shrimp and cook until the shrimp start turning pink, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and serve into deep bowls, top with garnish and serve with tostadas. 


Also, if any of you are interested in hearing me talk a bit more about this and other of my mamas recipes.  I will be joining an amazing panel of LA food peeps this Thursday, May 8th at the KPCC Crawford Family Forum from 7:30-9pm for Make What Your Mama Gave Ya: Dishing on family eats and tradition in LA.  Hope to see you there! 

Posted on May 7, 2014 and filed under recipes.