Tag: bell pepper

Spanish Gazpacho Soothes The Summer Heat

Spanish Gazpacho Soothes The Summer Heat

Spanish Gazpacho is a “must have” summer dish.  It’s Spanish, not Mexican, although it is based on Mexican ingredients like bell pepper (chile dulce) and tomatoes. Really good gazpacho depends on great tasting tomatoes, so I either grow tomatoes or buy them from local gardeners/growers. […]

Chicken Fricase, A Puerto Rican Cousin Of Arroz Con Pollo!

Chicken Fricase, A Puerto Rican Cousin Of Arroz Con Pollo!

Chicken Fricase is a Boricua dish and also a Plato Cubano. I first learned to make fricasé from a Chicano friend in college who learned it from a Puerto Rican classmate.  There are various Cubano and Puertorriqueño versions, but they all have green olives, and […]

Acorn Squash stuffed with Quinoa and Red Bell Pepper

Acorn Squash stuffed with Quinoa and Red Bell Pepper

Acorn squash is zesty, and versatile; can become a lush party dessert or a festive savory buffet feature. Try this recipe for your next dinner party, and  serve it with a Texas sauvignon blanc. All winter squashes are perfect for stuffing. Here the sweet pumpkin […]

Pimento Cheese Spread — Chile Dulce With Cheese

Pimento Cheese Spread — Chile Dulce With Cheese

I love this chile-cheese spread.  It’s common all across the southern US, and it is so beloved that folk get into nasty fights and feuds about the correct ingredients and taste. Long live beloved food! This recipe is rich and bold, contrasting the roasted, pungent […]

Mushroom Strudel in Mexican Chile Dulce

Mushroom Strudel in Mexican Chile Dulce

When you just feel like having friends over for a “gussied up” dinner party, try this delicious mushroom strudel.  This lacto-vegetarian dish is rich and fancy, but you can assemble everything ahead of time and, when your friends arrive, pop it in the oven.  No, […]

Gazpacho, Spanish Summer Soup

Gazpacho, Spanish Summer Soup

Gazpacho is a must in this Texas heat.  It’s Spanish, not Mexican, although it uses Mexican ingredients like bell pepper (chile dulce) and tomatoes. I bought tomatoes from the Atkinson Family Farm, a 4th generation family farm. Hurray!  Jeni, wife of grandson, Bob, sold them […]