Serves 4-6

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, preferably Mexican (crushed between fingers before adding)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds (see method below) or ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Big Country Smokehouse Jalapeño Sea Salt
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (28 ounce) can white hominy (found in Mexican section or bean section of supermarket)
  • 2 cups salsa verde (recipe below) or store bought, (like Herdez brand)
  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast, diced ½ inch

Garnishes: Angel hair cabbage slaw, thinly sliced radish, cilantro and lime wedges. Toast cumin seeds by placing in a small dry skillet over high heat until fragrant and dark in color, shaking pan frequently, 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan immediately, and rough chop seeds. In a large pot over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add, onion, and saute 6-8 minutes, until onions are tender. Add oregano, toasted cumin seeds, Jalapeño sea salt and pepper and garlic and saute’ one minute. Stir in broth, hominy and salsa verde.

Bring to a boil, the stir chicken into pot then reduce to a simmer uncovered until chicken is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning, if needed. How to serve: In soup bowls with a small handful of angel hair slaw, a few slices of radish, and a bit of chopped cilantro. Place lime wedges in a bowl to squeeze over each serving. Posole may be refrigerated up to five days or frozen up to three months.

Salsa Verde

  • 1 pound tomatillos, husked, rinsed and halved
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and quartered, wear gloves when handling chilis
  • ½ cup rough chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt and 5 grinds of black pepper, or more to taste

Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Blend the cooked ingredients and the cilantro with the cooking water until smooth. Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in the pot. Pour the blended salsa back into the pot with the hot cooking oil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes, until tomatillos turn a darker green. Taste for seasoning.

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