Pork Shank in Peanut Mole-Main

Featured in Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine, Summer/Fall 2007 issue.

Courtesy of Agave Grill
Serves four

Pork Shank Ingredients

4 pork shanks • 1 onion • 8 garlic gloves
4 bay leaves • 1 cup tequila blanco
1. Sear pork shanks on all sides.
2. Bake with onion, garlic, bay leaves and tequila in 350° F oven for three hours.
3. Remove from oven and let rest for an hour.

Peanut Mole Ingredients

16 oz. tomatoes • 8 oz. peanuts • 1 onion • 4 garlic cloves
2 sprigs thyme • 250 ml tequila • 1 quart chicken broth
2 chipotle chilies • Corn oil • Allspice or nutmeg


  1. Fire roast the tomatoes.
  2. Toast the peanuts and then lightly fry them in a small amount of corn oil.
  3. Put all ingredients in pan and cook at low boil for a half hour or until reduced by 30%.
  4. Blend in a food processor and strain.
  5. Season with salt, pepper and allspice or nutmeg.