Tag: Texas Mexican

Chile Con Carne, Recipe for Quarantine Comfort

Chile Con Carne, Recipe for Quarantine Comfort

Chile Con Carne means chile with meat, and the name is often reversed in homes and Texas Mexican menus where it’s listed as Carne Con Chile, meat with chile.  It’s one of the oldest and most common Mexican dishes, although recently the word chile has […]

Huachinango A La Veracruzana

Huachinango A La Veracruzana

Huachinango a la Veracruzana (Red Snapper, Veracuz Style) is a celebratory and visually beautiful dish, an example of the Moroccan, Arab influence on Mexican cuisine.  There is no cilantro in this recipe but rather flat leaf parsley, reminiscent of the Morrocan “Tagine” this dish resembles. […]

Albóndigas de Camarón | Powdered Shrimp Cakes

Albóndigas de Camarón | Powdered Shrimp Cakes

Albóndigas de Camarón are a culinary tradition meant to be penitential in the sense that foregoing the pleasure of meat presents an opportunity to connect with soulfulness in our daily life.  Catholics commit a sin if they eat meat on Fridays during the Lenten season, […]

Turcos, Vintage Sweet Pork Empanadas

Turcos, Vintage Sweet Pork Empanadas

Turcos are a vintage, delicious treat, part of the Texas Mexican culinary tradition but almost becoming extinct. Rooted in Texas Pecan and also Arab flavors, it’s still found in San Antonio all the way south to the Rio Grande Valley and del otro lado (on […]

Buñuelos Bring New Year Happiness: ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Buñuelos Bring New Year Happiness: ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

When I was growing up, new year’s eve was always festive, exciting.  Amá would celebrate every new year by making buñuelos.  They’re crisp and  light.  I serve them with no-dairy chocolate. I recall having a sense of wonder at how she made ribbons out of […]

Puerco En Chile Colorado – Bright Red With Guajillo Chiles

Puerco En Chile Colorado – Bright Red With Guajillo Chiles

Puerco En Chile Colorado is one of the iconic Texas Mexican dishes that is shared with other regions, especially the northern regions of Mexico, each region of course having its slight variations.  I grew up with this on our table, whenever we could afford meat, […]

Buñuelos, New Year’s Eve Tradition — “¡Feliz Año Nuevo!”

Buñuelos, New Year’s Eve Tradition — “¡Feliz Año Nuevo!”

Food is an aesthetic practice that injects beauty and relationship into our everyday life, into our “Lo Cotidiano.” New Year’s eve was always festive, exciting, and Amá would mark and celebrate every new year by making buñuelos.  They are delicious, crisp, light. I recall having […]

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 […]

“Chili” – Carne Con Chile

“Chili” – Carne Con Chile

Chili, the Tex-Mex version, is different from the original “Carne Con Chile.” What’s Carne Con Chile you say?  It means “Meat With Chile” and it’s one of the oldest and most common Texas Mexican dishes whose technique is shared with all the other regions of […]

“Hoja Santa” Salad

“Hoja Santa” Salad

Let’s start this new year with an innovative use of the wonderfully aromatic herb, Hoja Santa. It’s traditionally always served cooked, but here I make it into a salad, paired with equally aromatic fennel seeds and cold-weather greens. I think that Hoja Santa will become […]