Tag: serrano

Picadillo Burger With Serrano Mayo

Picadillo Burger With Serrano Mayo

Look at Mexican restaurants all across Texas and you’ll find burgers on many of their menus, Doña María in Houston and Los Barrios in San Antonio being two examples. My Picadillo Burger takes the beloved burger to its natural Mexican culinary conclusion.  It is, after […]

Jicama Salad:  A Summer Treat With Lime-Serrano Dressing

Jicama Salad: A Summer Treat With Lime-Serrano Dressing

You can feature this jicama salad as a buffet dish, or you can plate the vegetables as a first course for dinner. The Serrano chiles perk up the lime dressing. I grew up in a Mexican American family that, like many others, ate lots of […]

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 […]

Recipe Swap:  Mexican Cooking, Salsa Ranchera

Recipe Swap: Mexican Cooking, Salsa Ranchera

Inviting, delicious, eye-opening. There was mouth-watering picadillo, nopalitos salad,  salsa ranchera, crema mexicana, shark empanadas and much more. The creamy flan Napolitano was luscious.  Pot-luck never tasted so good.  But it was the stories and memories that that made this recipe swap dinner  special. The […]

Brussels Sprouts with Serrano and Pecans

Brussels Sprouts with Serrano and Pecans

This brussels sprouts dish is a prime example of how foods evolve in delicious ways through human migration and cultural crossings. This robust dish augments the unique flavor of the sprouts (make sure you get fresh ones) with two Texas native ingredients, pecans and Serrano […]

Crock Pot Recipe:  “Pollo Ranchero”

Crock Pot Recipe: “Pollo Ranchero”

Salsa Ranchera,  is a mainstay of the Mexican table, from Houston all the way to Veracruz. It’s made with Serrano chiles, tomato, onion and garlic.  The straightforward combination of native ingredients with a bit of garlic is one of those blending of flavors that you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mexican Salad – Ensalada de Bodas

Mexican Salad – Ensalada de Bodas

 This Mexican Salad, Ensalada de Bodas, has the beautiful flavor and aroma of Serrano (probably my favorite chile flavor) enveloping the tang of cabbage and radishes.  Surprised that the vinaigrette has rice vinegar? Think about the Asian influence in that region.  The Mexican salad is […]