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Sauces

Coconut Shrimp (Camarones con Coco)

Coconut Shrimp (Camarones con Coco)

  This is a takeoff on something that I first encountered at Restaurante Diligencias in Tampico. I fell in love with their spicy version of a salsa verde, served on the side with fried shrimp or baked fillet of fish….

Veracruzana Sauce

Veracruzana Sauce

I am making some salsa veracruzana, the famed Old World-New World tomato sauce from the state of Veracruz, where it is often served with red snapper or huachinango.  I am serving it with zucchini blossoms, filled with a queso fresco-cotija…

Tachogobi – Field Tomato Sauce

Tachogobi – Field Tomato Sauce

I thought that I had missed them this year.  Every time I went to the green market, I checked all the stalls, starting with Tim Stark’s  Eckerton Hill Farm where they had been available for the last few years and…

Salsa Macha Verde

Salsa Macha Verde

      Salsa Macha Verde (Green “She-Man” Sauce)   In San Andrés Tuxtla we were treated to a magnificent luncheon at La Caperucita, a magnet for good eating in the Tuxtlas area.  (The name refers to the fairy tale…

Salsa Verde con Aguacate

Salsa Verde con Aguacate

Salsa Verde con Aguacate Green Sauce with Avocado (Recipe:  Zarela’s Veracruz, Houghton Mifflin, 2001 The original recipe called for mashing the ingredients by hand with a mortar and pestle and mixing in the chopped avocado and the cilantro at the…

Lime-Chile Sauce -Chile Limón

Lime-Chile Sauce -Chile Limón

Chile Limón Fresh Lime and Chile Dressing for Fish Recipe for Sauce: Zarela’s Veracruz, Houghton Mifflin, 2001 At the little fish restaurants and outdoor cafés around Lake Catemaco, this is a usual accompaniment to pan-fried or broiled fish or langostinos. …