Tag: cilantro

Moqueca Brazil Fish Stew Is Brilliant!

Moqueca Brazil Fish Stew Is Brilliant!

When we first met, some years back, Houston artist, Tony Paraná invited me to a Sunday  party at his home, and we made Moqueca Brazil Fish Stew.  It is  a Northeastern Brazilian seafood dish served in a clay pot. Fish and some shellfish are quickly […]

Cilantro Rice – Arroz Con Cilantro

Cilantro Rice – Arroz Con Cilantro

Cilantro Rice, Arroz Con Cilantro, is aromatic, light, and it foregrounds cilantro. The story of cilantro is the story of how human beings constantly interact with each other, often in unexpected ways, exchanging ingredients, traditions, and the love of food. Cilantro, also named coriander, is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Capirotada = Semana Santa, Holy Week

Capirotada = Semana Santa, Holy Week

Dominga Medrano, my mom, was an excellent and creative cook who every Holy Week would gift us with Capirotada.  Our kitchen overflowed with aromas of cinnamon,  cilantro and piloncillo and even now I can see her face serving us this bread pudding on Good Friday. […]