Archive for May, 2009

Chipotle Chicken & Bean Salad

Chipotle Dressing Ingredients: 1 Cup sour cream 2-3 Chipotle chiles (canned in adobo sauce), finely chopped 2/3 Cup cilantro, finely chopped 1 Teaspoon cayenne pepper or chili powder 2 Teaspoons Cumin 1-2 Limes, freshly squeezed (about 1-2 Tablespoons, or to taste) Salt to Taste Chicken Salad Ingredients: 2 Boneless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 1/2 […]

Jamaica Flower Iced Tea Recipe

Becky Luigart Stayner Jamaica flower iced tea is prepared from a flower called Jamaica (hibiscus sabdariffa) and its very popular here in Mexico. It is said that this flower arrived to Acapulco on the ships coming from India as part of the trade of products between the Nueva España and Asia. In Egypt, this flower […]

Pulque – The story behind the drink

Pulque is another traditional beverage (3-4 % alcohol) made from the juice of the maguey or agave plant. Is this beverage the same as tequila? No, tequila is fermented and destilled to make a strong alcohol, while pulque is a milky , slightly foamy and somewhat viscous beverage made by fermeting (not destilling) the fresh […]

Mexican Tortilla Soup

Ingredients: 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil 3 Cloves Garlic, minced 1 Onion, finely chopped 2 Cups Celery, chopped 1-2 Jalapeños or Habanero chiles, minced, or to taste 7-8 Cups Chicken Stock 1 Tablespoon Cumin 4 Bone-in or Boneless Chicken Breasts 3 Medium Tomatoes, peeled, seeded and finely chopped 1/4 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, or to […]

Mexican Chiles – From Mild to Fiery!!

Some people know them as “chile” others use the word “chili”, both of them are fine but we as Mexicans commonly use the word chile. It is interesting that when people talks about Mexican Food, the first thing that come to mind is chile, hot, spicy, and I’m sorry to tell but it’s true. Like […]

Tlalpeño Soup Recipe – Caldo Tlalpeño

Ingredients: 2 Cups Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil or Lard 4 Cloves Garlic, minced 1 Onion, Finely chopped 7-8 Cups Chicken Stock 1/2 Chicken divided into parts or 1 whole bone-in chicken breast (tailbone and feet add nice flavor) 2 Corn Cobs, Shucked and cut into medium-sized pieces (or 2 cups canned corn […]

Cochinita Pibil Recipe

Cochinita Pibil (CC photo by ecollins93 courtesy of Flickr) Cochinita pibil, a slow-roasted pork dish, originates in the southern Mexico, specifically the Yucatan Peninsula, comprising the states of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo. Traditional Yucatan food as we know it today arises from the fusion of early European influences with native Mayan food and preparation […]