Tag: chile serrano

My Carne Guisada in the New York Times

My Carne Guisada in the New York Times

My Carne Guisada recipe is featured in the New York times today, recommended by Sam Sifton in his column, “What To Cook This Week.” The NYT recipe is one adapted by the brilliant food writer, Rachel Wharton.  I love the picture by Linda Xiao for […]

Basil Bruschetta In Winter

Basil Bruschetta In Winter

Basil Bruschetta normally says “summer,” here in Houston, but when the basil in my little winter green- house surprised me by growing luxuriantly, I had to taste it, so I winter harvested some.  The flavor is very mild, but it’s perfect just after the tamales […]

“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 […]

Traditional Mexican Salsa:Serrano And Tomato

Traditional Mexican Salsa:Serrano And Tomato

Three native ingredients make this traditional Mexican salsa a delectable culinary heritage:  tomato, chile and salt.  Each provides important nutritional elements, and the combination is, well, fresh and delicious.  There is much to be said for simplicity. My mom, amá, made this salsa everyday, using […]

Tomato Basil Bruscheta

Tomato Basil Bruscheta

Bruscheta is a crisp and refreshing appetizer for these hot summers.  This morning I pinched off some beautiful plump Basil leaves for some Tomato and Basil Bruscheta I’m serving at lunch.  I find that in Houston the basil plant has to be in the shade […]

Salsa de Tomate y Chile Serrano – Fresh Tomato and Serrano Salsa

Salsa de Tomate y Chile Serrano – Fresh Tomato and Serrano Salsa

Three native ingredients make this traditional salsa a delectable culinary heritage:  tomato, chile and salt.  Each provides important nutritional elements, and the combination is, well, fresh and delicious.  There is much to be said for simplicity. Our Texas Indian ancestors used the salt from two […]

Tomato- Basil Bruscheta

Tomato- Basil Bruscheta

Bruscheta is a crisp and refreshing appetizer for these hot summers.  This morning I pinched off some beautiful plump Basil leaves for some Tomato and Basil Bruscheta I’m serving at lunch. I find that in Houston the basil plant has to be in the shade […]