Soup-Stew with Green Herbs and Vegetables

Tesmole Verde

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Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

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Fresh garden vegetables are strangely absent from the offerings of Mexican restaurants or home cooks proudly trotting out their best dishes for the benefit of visitors. So as a vegetable lover, I was in heaven when I encountered this soupy, aromatic stew at Las Brisas del Mar restaurant in Boca del Río. The rich brothy sauce, or saucy broth, can be made with either beef or chicken.

Tesmoles belong to the big family of soup-stews so beloved in the central-southern areas of Mex