Chicken and Fruit Stew

Estofado de Frutas

Preparation info
  • 4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico′s Heart

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1997

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It’s fascinating how Oaxacan cooks give so many different spins to European-inspired sauces thickened with nuts or seeds. Tomatoes and chocolate are the native American accents in this truly sophisticated dish from Lucila Zárate de Fuentes in Oaxaca City.

This is one case where I probably would use fresh Mediterranean oregano—it is not quite right as a substitute for Oaxacan oregano, but the fresh herb is closer in effect than the dried.

If you have made up a batch of my