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Appetizers

Crabs in Garlic Sauce (Jaibas en Mojo de Ajo)

Crabs in Garlic Sauce (Jaibas en Mojo de Ajo)

  I had this vibrant dish of crabs in garlic sauce at El Quelite in Misantla.  You will note that it has  mighty quantities of garlic but this time I puree it, instead of using it whole or thickly sliced…

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…

Potato Fritters (Bocaditos de Papa)

Potato Fritters (Bocaditos de Papa)

Photo by Sophia Villarreal   Not exactly latkes but they are fried and fantastic.  Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate it!   Bocaditos de Papa Potato-Cheese Fritters   Bocadito or bocadillo means a tidbit, literally a “little mouthful.” These delicious…

Chiles Anchos Nana Luz

Chiles Anchos Nana Luz

I am putting this recipe not just because the marinade is similar to the one used at Las Mercedes for one of their chiles rellenos but to honor “nanas’ everywhere and my dear friend, renowned Mexican designer, Manuel Mendez, who…