Tag: Mexican recipe

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 […]

Chicken Poached in a Garlic-Cumin Broth

Chicken Poached in a Garlic-Cumin Broth

Chicken poached in a garlic-cumin broth is from Hidalgo, in the central Eastern region of Mexico, the homeland of the great Toltec culture. Toltec art and the huge monuments are well-known and iconic of MesoAmerica, but a lesser known fact is that the region has […]

Margarita with Salt “Aire”

Margarita with Salt “Aire”

 Salt “Aire” is the foam created by Chef José Andrés for the margarita served at his Oyamel restaurant in D.C.  The first time I tried it I fell in love with it.  Some of my friends eschew it, though. They are orthodox and demand the […]

Squash Blossoms filled with Panela cheese

Squash Blossoms filled with Panela cheese

Squash Blossoms abound here in Spring and Summer.  Not surprising since the squash is native to Mexico where the flower, Flor de Calabaza,  has many delicious uses in tamales, quesadillas and soups. The Europeans fell in love with them and were delighted that this little […]

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. […]