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Turkey with Mole

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I think that turkey gets a bad wrap. Relegated to Thanksgiving, Christmas and a few dull sandwiches, turkey never really gets to live up to its full potential in this country. But in Mexico, turkey has been the star of celebratory meals since pre-Columbian times. This recipe for turkey with mole adapted from Mark Miller's Tacos simplifies a classic mole recipe. While Mole Poblano is usually an all day project, Miller makes use of jarred mole sauce and adds his own touches such as bittersweet chocolate, balsamic vinegar and raisins. You might not usually think of pairing tacos with wine, but these turkey tacos have a complexity that would be perfect with a slightly chilled glass of gamay or pinot noir.

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