Tag: tomato sauce

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 […]

Almejas Con Chile Y Tomate, a.k.a., Fettucine Vongole Fra Diavolo

Almejas Con Chile Y Tomate, a.k.a., Fettucine Vongole Fra Diavolo

A couple of years ago I posted this recipe and because today the weather in Houston is a bit nippy, I find myself craving a hearty, hot, spicy seafood dish:  Fra Diavolo! Clams and shrimp in tomato and red chile sauce. I like to serve […]

“Fideo” Is A Texas Mexican Classic

“Fideo” Is A Texas Mexican Classic

Fideo is a delicious family favorite and one that emphasizes our native tomato.  I first wrote about this some years ago, but decided to post this recipe again because I suddenly realized that our “Fideo” probably predates the Italian dish,  spaghetti with tomato sauce.This realization […]

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce – Albóndigas en Salsa De Tomate

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce – Albóndigas en Salsa De Tomate

Meatballs can be German, Swedish, Italian, Spanish or Mexican, pivoting toward this way or that, depending on the addition of ingredients specific to a country’s flavor profile. My recipe here is in no way a traditional Mexican albóndiga, but it is Mexican-inspired because it is […]

Salsa de Tomate y Chile Serrano – Fresh Tomato and Serrano Salsa

Salsa de Tomate y Chile Serrano – Fresh Tomato and Serrano Salsa

Three native ingredients make this traditional 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. Our Texas Indian ancestors used the salt from two […]

Hearty Tomato Sauce

Hearty Tomato Sauce

I make large batches of this zesty, hearty  tomato sauce and freeze it in plastic bags.  It’s really great for spaghetti, meatballs and especially in baked dishes like eggplant parmigiana and pizzas.  Recipe Ingredients (makes 4 cups) 4 cups Roma tomatoes, canned or fresh 2 […]