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Shredded Beef Salad with Chipotle Dressing

Shredded Beef Salad with Chipotle Dressing

SALPICON DE RES   Shredded Beef Salad     Salpicon is not exactly a precise term. Depending on the context, it can refer to different kinds of hash or salad. In the Ciudad Juarez-El Paso border area where I began…

Wilted Spinach (Espinacas)

Wilted Spinach (Espinacas)

    This dish always brings back memories of the wild greens that we gathered to cook on the ranch. We called them quelites, a name applied in Mexico to various sorts of leafy green plants. Our quelites always grew…

Chicken with Mango Salad- Ensalada Girasol

Chicken with Mango Salad- Ensalada Girasol

    I’ve been wanting to put this recipe up for years but I had not photographed it.  I did not do it when I had the  huge garden and multiple barbecue ovens and such, and now I live in…

Pears with chipotle

Pears with chipotle

I shoud have photographed them immediately.  They are more delicious than they look.  I just had them with a boneless chicken breast rubbed with garam masala and pan-fried and they were the perfect accompaniment.   I had intended to make…

Marinated Green Chiles Ana Linda (Rajas Ana Linda)

Marinated Green Chiles Ana Linda (Rajas Ana Linda)

  This is my grandmother’s recipe and I love to eat it in a freshly made flour tortilla which does not work for this section but a freshly made corn tortilla is just as good or better.  I adapted the…

Sauteed Greens and Squash Blossoms

Sauteed Greens and Squash Blossoms

  Another simple and delicious recipe by Lesterloon Sanchez   2 cups lambs quarters’ leaves or use 1 cup squash blossoms 4 medium tomatoes, chopped   Quelites con flor de calabaza   Ingredientes:   • 2 tazas de quelites deshojados….

Cactus (Nopalitos) Salad- Lesterloon

Cactus (Nopalitos) Salad- Lesterloon

    I had never had  a nopalitos salad made by this method method and I liked it. This is a rare chance to post the recipes in both English and Spanish. I translated Lesterlloon’s original Spanish-language version.   6…

Wild Mushrooms in Herbed Vinaigrette (Setas a la Vinagreta)

Wild Mushrooms in Herbed Vinaigrette (Setas a la Vinagreta)

  When I first started developing a passion for Veracruzan food, my best source of information in between trips was the splendid illustrated cookbook published in 1992 under the auspices of the state government, La Cocina Veracruzana by María Stoopen…