Chicken Soup-Stew with Chile-Tomato Sauce

Tesmole Rojo de Pollo

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Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

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In the incredibly vast, varied family of Mexican central Gulf coast soup-stews, tesmole was one of the more exciting revelations for me. The name first crossed my path in the warm coastal areas via a glorious vegetable stew with green herbs and buttery-tender beef shin, served at Las Brisas del Mar in Boca del Río (see tesmole verde). In the cool mountain heights of Orizaba, I later came upon this simpler red tesmole at La Fuente, the