Tag: Native American

Fish Fry Menu Is Native American And Spanish

Fish Fry Menu Is Native American And Spanish

This fish fry menu includes a rich sauce and a salad.  Fish fry is traditional in the southern US, although the actual frying technique, well, not so recent. The Spanish brought it with them “Between A.D. 900 and 1500 most Native Americans living in Texas […]

Cornbread: A Texas Mexican Recipe

Cornbread: A Texas Mexican Recipe

Cornbread is among my formative childhood memories.  Amá made it especially for family celebrations, and to make cornbread dressing with pecans and raisins.  Corn arrived in Texas around 900 AD, and it was the Caddo civilization in East Texas that cultivated and developed the grain […]

Acorn Squash stuffed with Quinoa and Red Bell Pepper

Acorn Squash stuffed with Quinoa and Red Bell Pepper

Acorn squash is zesty, and versatile; can become a lush party dessert or a festive savory buffet feature. Try this recipe for your next dinner party, and  serve it with a Texas sauvignon blanc. All winter squashes are perfect for stuffing. Here the sweet pumpkin […]

Cranberry Rosemary Cocktail, A Native American Treat!

Cranberry Rosemary Cocktail, A Native American Treat!

I served this cranberry rosemary cocktail at a party last night…..it was a hit!  It’s a very appropriate cocktail because cranberries are Native American. This holiday cocktail combines tart cranberry flavor with the woodsy, herbal, rosemary.  Based on last night’s tasting, it’s gives a sparkling […]

Verdolaga, Purslane: The Best Cooked Greens

Verdolaga, Purslane: The Best Cooked Greens

Verdolaga, purslane in English, is the indigenous Texas Mexican herb that I love to serve for company.  It is my “go to” recipe for a delicious green side dish that goes with absolutely anything.  Verdolaga grows plentiful for most of the year in central, southern […]

Cranberry Holiday Cocktail With Rosemary

Cranberry Holiday Cocktail With Rosemary

I served this at a party cranberry holiday cocktail last night…..it was a hit!  It’s a very appropriate cocktail because cranberries are Native American. This holiday cocktail combines tart cranberry flavor with the woodsy, herbal, rosemary.  Based on last night’s tasting, it’s gives a sparkling […]

Smoking A Thanksgiving Turkey, “Guajolote Ahumado”

Smoking A Thanksgiving Turkey, “Guajolote Ahumado”

Karla McLaughlin continues a practice that began here in 800 B.C., the domestication of turkeys.  I’m grateful to Karen who drove all the way from Montgomery to my home in Houston to deliver this 15 pound organic-fed, free-roaming turkey and two pork loins.  She generously […]

University of Houston Lecture: Texas Mexican Cuisine

University of Houston Lecture: Texas Mexican Cuisine

This is a bookmark for students of yesterday’s class, part of the course, “Mexican American Culture,” at the University of Houston.The central, gulf coast and southern regions of Texas are the ancestral homelands of indigenous peoples, like the Karnkawas, Tonkawas, Coapites, our ancestors, who taught […]

Nueces En Texas: How To Roast Pecans

Nueces En Texas: How To Roast Pecans

This morning I roasted pecans. Break them into pieces, add a little salt and into the oven they go.  The aroma fills the home with delicious recollections. Food is memory and the pecan is a good example of this.  Pecan is an iconic ingredient in […]