In Mexican cuisine, moles can act as the backbone to all the amazing flavors we associate with the food. Mole, which simply means sauce, can be anything from the rich mole poblano we typically picture when hearing the word, to brighter and more vibrant sauces that still impart dynamic flavor to dishes. Join us as we explore the rich world of Mexican sauces, and how flavor dynamics interact to build a complex and fulfilling taste.
The term “mole” (MOE- lay) encompasses a wide variety of sauces used in Mexican cooking. Many have over 20 ingredients with flavors that range from bittersweet to spicy; and consistency that can be soupy or thick like barbecue sauce.