Tag: Recipe

Chicken Fricase, A Puerto Rican Cousin Of Arroz Con Pollo!

Chicken Fricase, A Puerto Rican Cousin Of Arroz Con Pollo!

Chicken Fricase is a Boricua dish and also a Plato Cubano. I first learned to make fricasé from a Chicano friend in college who learned it from a Puerto Rican classmate.  There are various Cubano and Puertorriqueño versions, but they all have green olives, and […]

Vinaigrette Salad Dressing For Your Greens

Vinaigrette Salad Dressing For Your Greens

I’m going  French today,  making  a traditional French vinaigrette salad dressing.  It’ great on sturdy greens like Romaine lettuce, and it’s straightforward enough that famous Chef Jacques Pepin makes it in a jar, shaking it to emulsify the oil with the vinegar. In this recipe […]

Cactus Salad Is Delicious, With A Rich History

Cactus Salad Is Delicious, With A Rich History

Someone always brings cactus salad to my potluck parties.  Robust and earthy is how I would describe the flavor of cactus, and in this salad the bright colors make it an inviting buffet dish. Did you know that the cactus is  also an enduring, elemental […]

Pissaladière, a French onion tart

Pissaladière, a French onion tart

Perfect for Fall, this french onion tart is a must just plain delicious. Though the French lost out to the Spaniards in their efforts of empire-building in Texas, we nonetheless enjoy their lasting influence on our cuisine.  Our traditional wheat roll, bolillo, is French, as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nachos – Original Recipe Created By Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya

Nachos – Original Recipe Created By Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya

“Nacho’s” is an original Texas Mexican (not Tex-Mex) dish that was created by culinarian, Ignacio (nickname Nacho) Anaya, in Piedras Negras, just south of the river from Eagle Pass,Texas.  It is a thoughtful, beautifully balanced combination of just three ingredients.   It is elegant because it […]

Breakfast Tacos: Potato and Egg

Breakfast Tacos: Potato and Egg

Potato and egg breakfast tacos were my lunch staple all through grade school.  My mom would make them for all us kids, and send us off to school with these wonderful tacos wrapped inside a brown paper bag.  By lunch time they were cold, but […]

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 […]

Meatballs with Chile – Albóndigas de Chile Ancho

Meatballs with Chile – Albóndigas de Chile Ancho

These Chile Meatballs are perfect for large parties.  Serve them in a crock-pot to keep them warm, and have plenty of toothpicks on hand.  Meatballs or Albóndigas, illustrate the dynamism of food pathways, the routes by which foods travel via bird flights, human wars, marriages, […]