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Anaheim Chiles – 4 recipes

Anaheim Chiles – 4 recipes

If you live in the American Southwest, the smell of roasting Hatch green chiles fills the air for miles at this time of the year.  It triggers the memory of meals cooked  with my mother on the huge wood stove…

Zucchini with Corn and Cheese (Calabacitas con Queso)

Zucchini with Corn and Cheese (Calabacitas con Queso)

Photo: Andrea Arroyo When we were growing up in Chihuahua, we ate this zucchini with corn and cheese dish (calabacitas) at least once a week.. We would groan every time we saw it. Now, I love it and not only…

Chicken Noodle Soup Veracruz-style- Caldo de Pollo con Fideos

Chicken Noodle Soup Veracruz-style- Caldo de Pollo con Fideos

    Caldo de Pollo con Fideos Santa María’s Chicken Soup with Noodles (Recipe:  Zarela’s Veracruz, Houghton Mifflin, 2001)   I always loved the brothy soup with pilaf-style noodles (you brown them in hot oil before cooking them in the…

Spiced Fish Hash from Veracruz (Minilla)

Spiced Fish Hash from Veracruz (Minilla)

Photo by Joaquin Martinez For some strange reason until very recently people did not associate fish dishes with Mexican food. Nothing could be further from the truth. Except for the north,  the whole country is surrounded by water but it…

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…

Lentil and Rhubarb Curry

Lentil and Rhubarb Curry

I love rhubarb but do not have a sweet tooth which is how it is usually employed. I found this delicious and beautiful savory recipe on Scissors and Spice.   1 large sweet potato 1 cup small French or Spanish…

Shrimp-  One seafood you can always find

Shrimp- One seafood you can always find

                                                              Camarones al Ajillo I mostly eat fish, whole roasted or steamed, blackened, or dusted with one of my favorite condiments, chile limon, and quickly pan-fried in a tiny bit of oil, but I live in New York City where…

Beets vinaigette (Betabeles en Vinaigreta)

Beets vinaigette (Betabeles en Vinaigreta)

  This is one of the most flavorful and beautiful salads imaginable if you follow a few guidelines. First of all, it is important to oven-roast the beets for maximum sweetness. The will never be the same if boiled.  The…

Backyard Rabbit and Artichoke Paella

Backyard Rabbit and Artichoke Paella

This is not one of the easiest recipes to prepare but it is a great one-dish mealand one of my favorite ways to entertain.  Tomorrow I will prepare the dish with chicken instead of rabbit and will cook in on…