Tag: molcajete

Tacos And 5 Holiday Gift Cookbook Ideas

Tacos And 5 Holiday Gift Cookbook Ideas

A holiday gift cookbook is like a delicious taco de picadillo that has clarity and nuance.  I use a molcajete for my taco de picadillo family recipe because it gives me control over texture and taste.  I use the traditional Texas Mexican triad of spices, […]

Chile de Arbol Salsa

Chile de Arbol Salsa

When you want an aromatic salsa on the table, use this Chile De Arbol.  Its flaky and fiercely tasty. Native Mexican, of course, its flavor is very mild, a bit similar to that of the Serrano.  But unlike the Serrano, chile de arbol is used […]

Green Salsa Serrano en Molcajete

Green Salsa Serrano en Molcajete

Green Salsa, Serrano chile,  is a  classic Texas Mexican table salsa.  If you’re from this region, send me an email or comment about how you’ve savored this in your home. Amá (we did not use the Spanish word, mamá) always had this salsa on 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Serrano Salsa en Molcajete

Serrano Salsa en Molcajete

Serrano Salsa is a  classic Texas Mexican table salsa.  If you’re from this region, send me an email or comment about how you’ve savored this in your home. Amá (we did not use the Spanish word, mamá) always had this salsa on the kitchen table.  […]

Guacamole: from Avocado, from Aguacate, from Aguacatlán

Guacamole: from Avocado, from Aguacate, from Aguacatlán

In Texas gaucamole is omnipresent.  There are as many recipes are there are bragging-prone machos. 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 Avocado expert […]

Watermelon Canapé – Guac with Grapes

Watermelon Canapé – Guac with Grapes

Summer watermelon served as an appetizer, becomes formal for a dressed-up party.  Here I make little watermelon bowls and place them on a thin Jicama wafer.  Let the fiesta begin! The filling is spicy guacamole with grapes. A sliver of fried Yucca finishes the canapé […]