Archive for the 'Side Dishes' Category

Squash Blossom Soup / Sopa de Flor de Calabaza

Mexican cuisine includes the use of the delicate flor de calabaza (also known as squash blossoms or pumpkin flowers). These flowers are used in a variety of ways, such as in quesadillas, empanadas, and soups. In addition to flor de calabaza, epazote is another native plant which is an integral part of Mexican cuisine. You’ll […]

Mexican Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Ingredients: 1 to 2 Garlic Cloves 1/4 Cup Olive Oil 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil 1 Teaspoon White Wine Vinegar Freshly Squeezed Juice of 1 Lime (about 1 to 2 Tablespoons) 1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream 2 Teaspoons White Sugar 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cumin 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt, or to taste 2 & 1/2 […]

Chicken and Potato Croquettes / Tortitas de Papa con Pollo

Croquette Ingredients: 1 Boneless Chicken Breast, seasoned and cooked as desired 1 Pound (about 5 medium) White Potatoes 2 Garlic Cloves, diced 2 Eggs 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro, coarsely chopped 1/4 Cup Hard Cheese, like Queso Enchilado or Parmesan Salt, to taste Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste About 1/2 Cup Flour Vegetable Oil, for […]

Enfrijoladas / Tortillas in Bean Sauce

Ingredients: 1 Medium Onion 2 Garlic Cloves About 3 Cups Cooked Bayo Beans with their broth (see recipe below) (canned beans may be substituted) 4 Pasilla Chile Peppers, stems removed 2/3 Cup Chicken Broth Salt, to taste 1/2 Pound Oaxaca Cheese (Mozzarella or Manchego can also be used) 1/2 Pound Queso Fresco (Farmer’s Cheese can […]

Mexican Green Chilaquiles Recipe

Ingredients: 1 Dozen Corn Tortillas (slightly stale and dry) Vegetable or Corn Oil, for frying Salt 1 Pound (about 4 to 5 medium-sized) Tomatillos, husks removed and washed 2 to 4 Serrano Chile Peppers, depending on desired spiciness 1 Medium White Onion 2 Garlic Cloves 1 Tablespoon Chicken Bouillon Powder 1 & 1/2 Cups Hot […]

Pico de Tuna Recipe

Ingredients: 2 Cans Tuna (in water or oil) 1 Garlic Clove 1 Small White Onion 2-3 Roma Tomatoes 1-2 Serrano Chile Peppers Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste Salt, to taste 8-10 Corn Tortillas, optional Directions: Make sure you have the necessary ingredients. To prepare your own tostadas to serve with the pico de tuna, toast […]

Mexican Bayo Beans Recipe

Ingredients: 2 pounds Bayo Beans, sorted and rinsed 1/4-1/2 pound Bacon Strips 5 Large Green Onions or 1 Medium White Onion, diced 3-4 Garlic Cloves, minced 1-2 Habanero Chile Peppers, minced Water (enough to cover beans while cooking) 2 Tablespoons Chicken Bouillon Powder 2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste Salt, to […]