Monday, July 19, 2010

#65: Chile Morita con Puerco at Señor Pique

Posted By on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Chile morita con puerco at Señor Pique - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • Chile morita con puerco at Señor Pique
Señor Pique might look like just another Mexican restaurant slinging chips and salsa and margaritas to the west county masses -- and, yes, you can get all three of those items here -- but the menu offers dishes I've encountered nowhere else in St. Louis. My favorite of these is the chile morita con puerco.
  
As the deep, brick-red color of this sauce might suggest, the morita chile is very hot. It has the smoky flavor of chipotle -- indeed, you will often see it advertised as a chipotle morita or something similar -- with a slightly fruity note. It pairs beautifully with hunks of pork tenderloin. Eat it as is or fold it into corn tortillas (provided with the meal) to make a taco. Either way, it's likely to sear even the most jaded palates.

Señor Pique
14424 Manchester Road, Ballwin
636-394-3455
$10.99

I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious. Please do not hesitate to share your own favorites via the comments thread.

Previously:

#66: Soda chanh duong (sparkling lemonade) at Lemon Grass
#67: Nachos grande at Nachomama's
#68: Pizza with pepperoni, sausage and mushroom at Pizza-a-Go-Go
#69: Bill's "Burger Meister Burger" at Cardwell's at the Plaza
#70: Sake (salmon) nigiri sushi at Nobu's Japanese Restaurant

#71: Massaman curry at Simply Thai
#72: The lunch buffet at Mayuri
#73: Fried chicken (spicy) at Porter's Fried Chicken
#74: Arancini at Lorenzo's Trattoria
#75: Meat shawarma at The Vine Mediterranean Café & Market
#76: The South Side Smoke at sandwich at Stellina Pasta Café
#77: Falafel at Kabob House
#78: A slice with pepperoni at Feraro's Jersey-Style Pizza
#79: Birria at Pueblo Nuevo
#80: Banh mi dac biet at Phuc Loi

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