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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…

Shrimp Salad (Ensalada de Camaron)

Shrimp Salad (Ensalada de Camaron)

Photo by Sophia Villarreal This recipe hails from Veracruz and is quick, easy, light and versatile. Ensalada de Camarón Shrimp Salad     In dishes like this garnished with raw onion, I really value the freshness of Mexican onions,     Use…

Salade Nicoise

Salade Nicoise

  People are always surprised when I post something that is not Mexican and I understand but I cook and eat foods from all over the world. Today I made my last Salade Nicoise of the year.  This is a…

Pomegranate Salsa/Salad

Pomegranate Salsa/Salad

  Pico de Gallo de Granada was the name given by the Reforma newspaper in Mexico City to this wonderfully fresh and lively a salad. (In the north of Mexico and in some parts of the US, pico de gallo…

Pork Crackling Salad – Ensalada de Chicharron

Pork Crackling Salad – Ensalada de Chicharron

  Now that people eat lardo and pork belly, commercial chicharrones (pork cracklings) seem positively low fat.  This salad is always very popular at my parties ho pick out the cracklings before they lose their creunchiness so I always put…

Jicama Watercress Salad

Jicama Watercress Salad

I promise a better picture soon! Salads were not a big thing in Mexican meals during my Guadalajara days. Around the late seventies there seemed to be an upsurge of interest, just when I was starting my catering business in…

Spaguetti Squash and Kale Salad from Oaxaca

Spaguetti Squash and Kale Salad from Oaxaca

    no one can be more surprised than me to find modern Mexican, Oaxacan no less, in Oaxaca.  We were floored by  Chef Rodolfo Castellanos‘  cooking at Origen, near the zocalo in downtown Oaxaca that we returned the next…

Two salads from Peggy Knickerbocker

Two salads from Peggy Knickerbocker

This is one of my absolute favorite salads despite my usual dislike of sweet savory dishes.  The saltiness of the fried prosciutto makes the lightly sweet organic dried figs less cloying and the special texture and richness of the pine…

Mexican Cooking with Flowers: Rising Chef Lesterloon Sanchez

Mexican Cooking with Flowers: Rising Chef Lesterloon Sanchez

Photos by Carlos Baizabal At age 22, Veracruzan chef, Lesterloon Sanchez already commands respect.  Some of it has to do with his height (1.84 meters, 6’4″) and his purposeful quiet manner but there’s fire in his green eyes burning for…

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….