The Best of Mexico: Chiles en Nogada

Have you heard about Chiles en Nogada? It is a traditional dish in Mexico that is popular on or around September 16th, which is Independence Day in Mexico. Chiles en Nogada is prepared using picadillo and poblano chiles. The Chiles en Nogada will have a walnut creamy sauce poured over it, then chopped parsley and pomegranate seeds will be topped. Would you like to try this dish in person? You can do that by booking a stay at Villa La Estancia. They have special vacation package deals going on right now to stay at their luxurious resorts in Cabo and Riviera Nayarit. Plus, they also have a limited number of luxury beachfront residences for purchase if you want a vacation home in Mexico. Full and fractional ownership options are available, too. Until you arrive in Mexico, read below to learn more about Chiles en Nogada.

What is Chiles en Nogada?

Firstly, a unique and beloved dish in Mexico is chiles en nogada. Everyone that visits Mexico should try the tri-colored seasonal dish at least once. Chiles en nogada has poblano chiles that will be stuffed with picadillo which is a tasty mixture of ground beef and spices. The mixture of picadillo can also contain diced peaches, pears, and apples, and pork. Traditional picadillo filling is usually made with beef, pork, and biznaga. Biznaga is an ingredient that is very hard to get, so you can substitute it with any dried fruit or any fruit that has been candied. Next, the chiles that have been stuffed will have a creamy walnut sauce poured on top called nogada. Lastly, fresh pomegranate seeds and chopped parsley will be placed on the nogada sauce. This dish should not be served hot or cold, but at room temperature.

Villa La Estancia Wine Selections

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Chiles en Nogada Recipes

During the months of August through October is when you will be able to order chiles en nogada in restaurants in Mexico. Chiles en nogada is mostly enjoyed during and around September 16th, which is Mexico’s Independence Day. If you are unable to make it to Mexico during this time, but you want to try chiles en nogada, you can try to make this dish at home. There are many chiles en nogada recipes online that will take you through each step. It isn’t a hard dish to make, but it does take a fair bit of preparation work.

One of the Best Mexican dishes is chiles en nogada. This dish is usually enjoyed from August through October, so now is the best time to book a last-minute getaway to Mexico. Contact the Villa La Estancia as they have special vacation packages available at affordable prices right now. With elegant properties in Cabo and Riviera Nayarit, it’s a great place to enjoy a relaxing vacation in paradise. COVID safety and sanitation protocols are in place to keep everyone safe. In addition, they have a limited number of beachfront residences for sale, too. If you dream of owning a second home at the beach, ask more to see what luxury beachfront living at Villa La Estancia is like. They also have a unique Try and Buy program available for homeowners to test out a beach lifestyle before investing. Contact Villa La Estancia today to book a dream getaway to paradise!

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