Tag: Chile Ancho

Chile Shrimp: Roasted With Cascabel Chile

Chile Shrimp: Roasted With Cascabel Chile

Last night I dreamed up this roasted cascabel chile shrimp recipe, with an underlying hint of anise, because I did not know what to cook, worrying about the immigration debacle happening at the Tijuana-San Diego border, with so many families fleeing death threats and torture […]

Enchiladas Rojas, Red Enchiladas For St. Valentine’s Day

Enchiladas Rojas, Red Enchiladas For St. Valentine’s Day

Enchiladas Rojas are delicious and delicate.  This red enchilada is perfect for romance and to say I love you. You can make the red tortillas several days before St. Valentine’s Day and keep them in the fridge until you make the enchiladas. I’ve said many […]

Puerco En Chile Colorado – Bright Red With Guajillo Chiles

Puerco En Chile Colorado – Bright Red With Guajillo Chiles

Puerco En Chile Colorado is one of the iconic Texas Mexican dishes that is shared with other regions, especially the northern regions of Mexico, each region of course having its slight variations.  I grew up with this on our table, whenever we could afford meat, […]

Enchilada History: Do You Understand my Enchilada?

Enchilada History: Do You Understand my Enchilada?

An enchilada feast marked special occasions in our home.  To understand the enchilada is to understand our community.   This classic Texas Mexican dish is made with Chile Ancho and Chile Pasilla, blended with oregano and other spices. Bottled “chili” powder is a new invention, a […]

BBQ Adobo — Chile Ancho Adobo

BBQ Adobo — Chile Ancho Adobo

A BBQ Adobo?  Here’s a unique Texas Mexican twist for your smoked ham, bbq ribs or brisket: Chile Ancho Adobo. An adobo is a specific type of puréed chile that is blended with herbs and spices.  An acidic ingredient lifts the flavors.  All adobos depend […]

Meatballs with Chile – Albóndigas de Chile Ancho

Meatballs with Chile – Albóndigas de Chile Ancho

These Chile Meatballs are perfect for large parties.  Serve them in a crock-pot to keep them warm, and have plenty of toothpicks on hand.  Meatballs or Albóndigas, illustrate the dynamism of food pathways, the routes by which foods travel via bird flights, human wars, marriages, […]

Holiday Traditional Bean Tamales

Holiday Traditional Bean Tamales

Bean tamales are traditional all the way from Texas to Puebla to Oaxaca and other regions of Mexican cuisine.  I love them because historically they pre-date the arrival of European immigrants who after 1528 started importing pigs and thus lard. All tamales are the occasion […]

Red Enchilada For St. Valentine’s Day

Red Enchilada For St. Valentine’s Day

Enchiladas are delicious and delicate.  This red enchilada is perfect for romance and to say I love you. I’ve blogged before that to understand an enchilada is to understand our history and community.  The tortilla is not a wrap for filling.  It is the thing itself:  […]

“Chili” – Carne Con Chile

“Chili” – Carne Con Chile

Chili, the Tex-Mex version, is different from the original “Carne Con Chile.” What’s Carne Con Chile you say?  It means “Meat With Chile” and it’s one of the oldest and most common Texas Mexican dishes whose technique is shared with all the other regions of […]

Tamales De Frijol, Texas Mexican Bean Tamales

Tamales De Frijol, Texas Mexican Bean Tamales

Hello, fellow Vegans, welcome to traditional vegan cuisine, an oft-overlooked dimension of Texas Mexican cuisine.  These bean tamales are in every Mexican American home in Texas.  Well I can’t make such an absolute statement, but I can say that  they were definitely in my home […]