Tag: Adan Medrano

Smoked Trout Salad with Yerbaniz-Chipotle Dressing

Smoked Trout Salad with Yerbaniz-Chipotle Dressing

Special shout-out to intrepid, passionate cooks who like a challenge. This salad requires a bit of skill, but it’s really fun. I’ll be serving this ensalada compuesta, a composed smoked trout salad, at a gala dinner in San Antonio next month during which I will […]

Spanish Sangria, Always A Party Favorite

Spanish Sangria, Always A Party Favorite

I decided to reprise my recipe for Spanish Sangria because it makes a great fall party punch. Spanish Sangria originates, of course, in Spain,  “sangría” deriving from “sangre,” meaning blood.  The correct spelling uses an acute accent: sangría. The blood-red wine punch became popular even with […]

“Carne Guisada Con Papas,” A Mexican American Classic

“Carne Guisada Con Papas,” A Mexican American Classic

Carne Guisada is an iconic Mexican dish that’s traditional in the homes of Mexican families of Texas.  Most often it’s made with diced potatoes, thus “Carne Guisada Con Papas.”  You won’t find carne guisada on any menu of the tex-mex, anglo oriented restaurants like the […]

Filming Food and Celebrating Texas

Filming Food and Celebrating Texas

In a new way of filming food, Texas and Latin American filmmakers band together to lift high and celebrate the historical roots of Texas Native American/Mexican American cuisine. This unique collaboration of Texas filmmakers with Latin American filmmakers began when the director of the documentary, […]

Terroir Shaped San Antonio’s Unique Cuisine

Terroir Shaped San Antonio’s Unique Cuisine

Terroir Shaped San Antonio’s Unique Cuisine by Adán Medrano The cuisine of San Antonio begins 13,500 years ago, when the first settlers arrive from Asia and cook their food around Olmos Dam, San Pedro Park and along the Medina River.  The most recent 300 years […]

Grouper With Chile Ancho Almond Mole

Grouper With Chile Ancho Almond Mole

Grouper is a very large, some would say gigantic,  fish that can be found in the Gulf of Mexico, close to Texas and Florida. The Spanish name for grouper is mero.  It has a distinctive but mild taste and here I serve it with a […]

“Chicano 40”- Watermelon Cocktail With History!

“Chicano 40”- Watermelon Cocktail With History!

“Chicano 40” is a refreshing watermelon cocktail, the official signature cocktail celebrating the 40th anniversary of the San Antonio CineFestival the nation’s original and longest-running Chicano/Latino film festival.  Not your ordinary watermelon cocktail, “Chicano 40” is complex and bright, created by Jeret Peña, acclaimed mixologist […]

A Texas Mexican Dinner Menu

A Texas Mexican Dinner Menu

The Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston Presents Art + Cuisine “Truly Texas Mexican: A Native Culinary Heritage In Recipes” (Tickets Online, click here) September 17, 2015 Menu Ensalada Compuesta De Trucha Ahumada Pecan Smoked Trout • Yerbaniz-Chipotle Aioli Frisée • Hoja Santa • Tomato Crispy […]

New Book on Texas Mexican Food, with 100 Recipes

New Book on Texas Mexican Food, with 100 Recipes

Available now for advance purchase at Amazon,   Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and other retailers.Truly Texas Mexican: A Native Culinary Heritage In Recipes is the culinary story of the Texas Indians, Native Americans who are the ancestors of today’s Mexican American people of Texas. Here’s what […]