Vegetarian uses for mole
Making a mole sauce is relatively easy when compared to finding a use for it in cookbooks and online that doesn't involve meat. I do love that taste and am certain that meat is not essential to its enjoyment. Your ideas are much appreciated!
It's a great enchilada sauce, so cheese enchiladas?
I love it with tempeh, but lots of folks don't like tempeh. do you?
Mexican cooking is not vegetarian (in the modern American sense). If people didn't eat meat, it was because they couldn't afford it, not because they had moral compunctions about doing so.
In addition, moles, especially the more elaborate ones, are for special events.
But, since mole is usually served on meat that is cooked separately, it shouldn't be hard to use it on vegetarian items - provided you can think of things that would go well with a heavy, spicy sauce.
hey, I'd put it on vegetarian frijoles...especially some of the beans that are larger and "meatier." I've also mixed it in spanish rice, and any kind of egg dish. even roasted green beans. mashed potatoes. in small amounts, with shellfish. in chilaquiles...the leftover corn tortilla dish. add to tortilla soup.
An old Bobby Flay recipe, in From my kitchen to your table, 1998, involves a basic mole base with lobster stock and it's served with grilled tuna.