Thanksgiving Mexican Style with Turkey con Mole at AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Executive Chef Michel Mustiere from AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya has created a new menu item specifically for Thanksgiving this year, Turkey con Mole. Guests staying at the resort will have the opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving this year with a Mexican twist.

Turkey con Mole at Grand Velas Riviera Maya (via www.TheMexicoReport.com)

Turkey con Mole at Grand Velas Riviera Maya (via www.TheMexicoReport.com)

The Turkey con Mole will be served at the resort’s Azul Restaurant and is included in the all-inclusive price. For those not staying at the resort, reservations can be made directly with Grand Velas Riviera Maya. 
If your Thanksgiving plans don’t include a visit to Grand Velas Riviera Maya, the chef has generously offered the recipe below.

 
Turkey con Mole Sauce (Serving Size: 4)
1.25 lbs Turkey Breast
¼ C vegetable oil
1¼ C mole paste
¾ C chicken broth
¼ C nopal, peeled and cubed
¼ C tomato, seeded and cut
¼ C onion, diced
2 T coriander leaves, finely diced
½ C lemon juice
1 large avocado
2 ½ T lemon Juice
Salt
Pepper

Directions
• Cut the turkey breast into 4 pieces and season with salt and pepper. In a frying pan, add oil over medium-high heat and brown both sides. Remove from pan and finish cooking on a baking sheet at 350 ° F for about 8 minutes. Set aside.
• In a pan over medium heat add the mole paste. Add the chicken broth slowly, bringing to a boil and then simmering until you’ve achieved a thick consistency. Set aside.
• Combine the nopal, onion, tomato and coriander in a bowl, add ¼ C lemon juice and season.
• Blend the pulp of an avocado with remaining lemon juice and season.
• Plate some sliced turkey over a layer of mole and dress with some drops of mashed avocado and pico de gallo.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Suite Grand Class at Grand Velas Riviera Maya (via www.TheMexicoReport.com)

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