Posole, which means “hominy” in Spanish, is an ancient Mexican stew made with its namesake ingredient. But wait, what is hominy anyway? It’s essentially dried corn that’s been soaked in a mineral lime bath to soften the tough outer hulls. It adds an earthy corn flavor to savory dishes that need a little bit of texture. When ground finely, hominy can also be used to thicken stews or make tortillas.
You’ll have a chance to try posole in the Poblano and White Bean Posole recipe this week.