Tag: turkey

Serrano Avocado Salsa For Tacos Al Pastor

Serrano Avocado Salsa For Tacos Al Pastor

This avocado salsa is made with roasted Serrano chile and tomatillos.  I make it for Tacos Al Pastor, a tradition that is now being freshened up and re-introduced to Texas via Dallas’ new Trompo taco culinary spot by  chef/owner, Luis Olvera. Before I describe the […]

Smoked Turkey For Thanksgiving

Smoked Turkey For Thanksgiving

Happy Holidays.  How about a smoked turkey for Thanksgiving. The turkey, guajolote, is native to Texas and Mexico.  Over millenia, it was hunted by Native Americans for feathers, food and fashion.  Some of the bones (the hollow ones) were fashioned into necklaces.  It was also […]

The Thanksgiving Turkey Comes From Mexico

The Thanksgiving Turkey Comes From Mexico

Sacred to the Mayas, and enjoyed at banquets by the Aztecs, the Guajolote (Melagris gallopavo) is our Thanksgiving turkey.  It was domesticated in Mexico and the Américas  before the arrival of the Spaniards.  The name is from the nahuatl word, “huexólotl,” which translates as “big […]

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 […]

Smoking a Thanksgiving Turkey

Smoking a Thanksgiving Turkey

Karla McLaughlin drove all the way to my home to deliver this 15 pound organic-fed, free-roaming turkey and two pork loins.  She generously took the time because I was in a pinch, facing a party deadline. She is a one-of-a-kind farm owner.  Knowledgeable, caring and […]