Have you ever had a Mexican dish that used relleno sauce? Relleno sauce is used in a number of different dishes to bring out a rich and spicy flavor. For those who have never tasted relleno sauce before and want to know more about how this tasty sauce is made, Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant would like to put the spot light on chile relleno sauce and share how it is made, tell you a bit of its history and why it is an essential part of many Mexican dishes.
What is the Meaning of Relleno Sauce?
Relleno sauce is a tomato based sauce that has an aromatic and spicy flavor. Relleno sauce has a number of different vegetables and spices. Although relleno sauce has a few different variations, most relleno sauces includes onions, garlic, and tomatoes. Often the vegetables are cooked or roasted before they are blended into a smooth sauce. When cooking the vegetables, it is often recommended to cook them in corn oil to help create the relleno sauce flavor. Along with the vegetables, a number of spices are used. When making relleno sauce, jalapenos that are stemmed and seeded are used along with Mexican oregano, laurel leaf, black pepper, cinnamon and ground cloves. With all of the ingredients coming together, relleno sauce has a spicy tomato like sauce that can go on just about any Mexican dish.
Chili Rellano Entree
Relleno sauce is originally part of the Chile Relleno dish which is a stuffed pepper topped with the relleno sauce. When looking for relleno sauce, you cannot help but find the chile relleno. Chile relleno is what the relleno sauce is made for. Chile relleno is a cheese and meat stuffed pepper that is then covered in a batter. Once covered it is then deep fired. Adding the sauce helps to moisten and add more flavor to the dish. However, the relleno sauce is now used more and more in a number of different dishes. There are so many people that love relleno sauce on their chimichangas, enchiladas, and even on top of their burritos. Relleno sauce has such a rich flavor that it improves any dish. The original relleno sauce comes from the traditional chile relleno dish. The chile relleno originated in the city of Puebla. Chile rellenos were made in 1858 and was influenced by the Spanish when they colonized South America. As the dish spread throughout South America and even into the United States there are now a number of variations to the chile relleno. Depending on the region, the pepper stuffing will vary from beef, to pork, chicken, shrimp and crab meat. There are also vegetarian versions that use cheese, mushrooms or squash. You can often determine the chile relleno influence and origins simply by its filling.
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For those who have never had chile rellenos or relleno sauce with your favorite Mexican dishes before, you must try it! At Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant we have chile relleno and use relleno sauce in many of our dishes. If you want to try or you are having a craving for chile relleno or relleno sauce with your favorite Mexican dish, come on down to Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant today!