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Oct 22, 2009 07:57 AM

ISO dried pozole

I'm thinking of making pozole soup for a Halloween get-together. Are there dried pozoles available in the area? I looked for them in WF but didn't see any. Buying online may not be an option anymore as time is getting short. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Forgot to mention that I don't really like the texture of the canned stuff, although I'll use it if I can't find the dried variety.

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    1. re: amy_wong

      Correct me if I'm wrong, but Pozole is the dish, hominy is the ingredient, correct? Surprised Whole Paycheck didn't have it.

      1. re: okra

        Pozole is the dish. Pozole is also the ingredient. In Mexican Spanish.

        It is also called Mote elsewhere in South America.

        I have bought dried Mote at a latin grocery store on Union street in lynn. Some supermarkets have it in the ethnic foods section. There is also a small latin grocery store in Allston across the from the Twin Donuts which may have it.

        I bet a good Market Basket would have it for sure.

        Dry is WAY better than canned for making the classic dish of the same name.

        Are you doing pork or chicken. Last time I used a pork shoulder cut up, then cooked in my pressure cooker. Turned out amazing.

        Don't forget to garnish with cilantro and fresh squeezed lime juice as you serve. It makes all the difference.

        1. re: StriperGuy

          Tropical Foods in Dudley Square or the Hi-Lo grocery on Centre Street in Hyde Square (Jamaica Plain) might have this ingredient....

          1. re: StriperGuy

            I'm making a vegetarian one. Yeah, it won't be authentic but I think it will be good anyway.

            I love cilantro so I'll use that as garnish. Maybe some crispy strips of tortillas and fried chiles too.

      2. I've also seen dried pozole in the Latin aisle of several Asian supermarkets like Super 88 / Hong Kong Supermarket.

        1. any latin market should have it. i see inca's brand mote pelado all the time

          1. Thanks all. I'll look for a Latin grocers close to me. I've been to one in Somerville (can't remember the name) but they didn't carry it. The Super 88/HK Grocery in Malden doesn't have it either.