Archive for the 'Traditional Dishes' Category

Esquites – Mexican Corn Snack

Ingredients: 4 Ears Corn on the Cob, husks and silk removed 4 – 6 Cups Water 2/3 Cup Diced White Onion 1 Habanero or Serrano Chile Pepper, minced 2 Teaspoons Chicken Bouillon Powder (optional) 1 Sprig Fresh Epazote (about 8 leaves) Garnish: Light or Regular Mayonnaise, to taste Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, to taste Cotija […]

Mexican Molletes

Note: Classic molletes include only refried beans and melted cheese, topped with pico de gallo. You may choose to follow the recipe below and only top the molletes with beans and cheese, or come up with your own combinations! The recipes below give you the option of adding meat or vegetables to your molletes. A […]

Salsa de Molcajete – Roasted Tomato Salsa

Ingredients: 4 Garlic Cloves, peeled 1/2 Medium White Onion, sliced 4 Chiles de Árbol 3 – 5 Roma Tomatoes Salt, to taste Equipment: Molcajete and tejolote (For more information, see below at the end of this recipe.) Directions: In a comal or dry skillet set over medium heat, roast the garlic and onion. Remove the […]

Cuernavaca Restaurants – La India Bonita

Recognized today as one of the oldest restaurants in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, La India Bonita is a must-visit restaurant when you’re in town. Dwight W. Morrow, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico from 1927 to 1930, immediately fell in love with the city of Cuernavaca and had this house built. Originally, it was known as “Casa […]

Chiles en Nogada / Stuffed Poblano Peppers in Nut Sauce

Stuffed Chiles Ingredients: 3/4 Cup Raisins 1/2 Cup (125 ml) Dry or Sweet Sherry 8 Large Poblano Chile Peppers 3 Roma Tomatoes 500 Grams (1 Pound) Ground Pork 1/2 Medium White Onion, diced 2 Garlic Cloves, minced 1 Cup (250 ml) Chicken Broth (or substitute 2 Teaspoons Chicken Bouillon Powder dissolved in 1 Cup Hot […]

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 […]

Chicken in Spicy Peanut Sauce – Pollo Encacahuatado

Pollo Encacahuatado, a delicious dish originally from Puebla, does take a bit of prep time, but it’s definitely worth it! This recipe makes quite a few servings, so you can cut it in half if you’d like. I used my slow-cooker because I wanted the chicken to practically fall off the bones, but you can […]