Tag: chile

Make Machacado — Texas Salt Lake

Make Machacado — Texas Salt Lake

“Machacado Con Huevo” uses the basic element, salt (sodium choride), to dry and preserve meat.  It’s a traditional breakfast dish based on a technique that we inherited from our native Texas ancestors who handed it down to each subsequent generation.  Over thousands of years, a […]

Fresh Serrano Salsa Ranchera

Fresh Serrano Salsa Ranchera

Fresh Serrano salsa ranchera has a bright taste and lots of nuance.  I make it in a molcajete, but if you want to double or triple the recipe for a party, use a blender.   It’s great on tacos, breakfast eggs and on rice and pinto […]

Breakfast Taco, Sausage and Egg

Breakfast Taco, Sausage and Egg

“Chorizo Country” and egg is a hearty and traditional Texas Mexican breakfast taco.  Just ask anyone in central or south Texas.   Add some freshly made tomato and Serrano chile salsa and you’ll be ready to save the world! The best breakfast tacos are made with […]

Chile Con Queso Soufflé

Chile Con Queso Soufflé

One of the recipes that I especially like in my book, “Truly Texas Mexican,” is Chile Con Queso. But you will be surprised to learn that my recipe (page 67 in the book) is not the “Queso” dish that is served in many restaurants that […]

Huevos A La Mexicana – Mexican Egg Scramble

Huevos A La Mexicana – Mexican Egg Scramble

Not only is this a quick breakfast for those weekdays when you want to hit the road in a good mood, but it’s got protein, complex carbs and lots of vitamins. It’s a Mexican celebration. All of the ingredients in this breakfast were enjoyed in […]

Guacamole: from Avocado, from Aguacate, from Aguacatlán

Guacamole: from Avocado, from Aguacate, from Aguacatlán

In Texas, guacamole is omnipresent.  There are as many recipes as there are bragging-prone hermanas and hermanos. I myself not being one to brag,, Ahem.., my recipe is based on 3 simple rules. 1.    Purchase them Green and Hard. Rodolfo Fernandez is the top […]

Fried Chile Serrano Salsa

Fried Chile Serrano Salsa

Chile Serrano is my favorite chile.  I eat it raw at lunch or dinner,  biting into the green chile, herbaceous and refreshing.  A large variety of salsas feature Serrano and here, it’s fried, so the taste is rustic.  The tomatoes are also cooked.Chile derives from […]

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:  […]

Posole, Pozole:  White Corn Flowerettes In Aromatic Red Chile

Posole, Pozole: White Corn Flowerettes In Aromatic Red Chile

Large white corn kernels pop open to form small little flowers. Brilliant the cook that invented this attractive dish. Cooked with special combinations of red chiles it is a traditional dish that is also cooked by native communities northwest of us, Pueblos in New Mexico […]

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce – Albóndigas en Salsa De Tomate

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce – Albóndigas en Salsa De Tomate

Meatballs can be German, Swedish, Italian, Spanish or Mexican, pivoting toward this way or that, depending on the addition of ingredients specific to a country’s flavor profile. My recipe here is in no way a traditional Mexican albóndiga, but it is Mexican-inspired because it is […]