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Orange Almond Cake and Red Chile Chocolate Glaze
Spanish Jews fleeing the Inquisition arrived in Mexico in the early 1500's. This recipe owes its origins to the Jews of Spain. The almond and orange flavor combination is southern Spain, but when it meets New World ingredients, chocolate, vanilla and red chile, the result is historic and delicious.
Pickled Beets - Betabeles Escabeche
A classic winter vegetable with a very Mexican treatment, "betabeles escabeche, " or pickled beets, are a favorite bar "botana" or snack, but they are also elegant and festive. Introduce them at your New Year's eve spread. This recipe is simple to prepare.
Pico de Gallo - Fresh Mexican Salsa
Fresh flavors and firm textures define this table condiment as one of Mexico's most common and versatile. It's earned a special place on tables throughout the nation and has universal appeal with a version for everyone. A hot food palate is not required to enjoy this salsa.
Pierna - Pork leg with Prunes and Chipotle
Pork leg, more marbled than the loin, is a popular cut of meat in Mexico, used in a variety of ways, chopped for stews, roasted and pulled for the famous "torta" sandwiches, this elegant recipe is a citrus marinaded pork leg, stuffed with prunes and chipotle in escabeche. Perfect for celebrations.
Pork Shanks in Adobo Sauce
In a time when bacon runs the gamut from brownies to candy bars, bacon seems to get all the pork love. This Valentine's Day consider an elegant plate from a less trendy pork cut: the hind shanks. Make it romantic with a hint of heat, from a two-step adobo treatment. It's still all about the love.
Pumpkin Salad - Ensalada Cuaresmeña
This recipe is a dessert salad, but with a hearty frontier twist. The ingredients showcase the bounty of northern Mexico's autumn harvest delights, not the least of which is the cuaresmeña pumpkin or pumpkin Castilla.
Queso Panela - Mexican Cheese
Mexico's cheeses are few but they are reliably delicious. Panela, a traditional fresh cheese made from cow's milk, tempts a cook's imagination with its ability to take-on flavors and hold its shape in heat. Consider turning to panela for a new twist to your kitchen repertoire.
Rustic Salsa Roja
A recipe for salsa roja that tastes like a hearty, hand-made salsa, but is made in no time. This is a go-to salsa recipe. Great to elevate grilled meats, tacos, or plain old dipping chips.
Rustic Salsa Verde Recipe
A hot salsa recipe that is bursting with rustic goodness. Plus a little background on one of Mexico’s most important ingredients, chile. Salsas or sauces are a fundamental part of Mexican food and this rustic salsa will likely become one of your go to condiments.
Sweet Potatoes - Camotes
Mexicans have been eating sweeting potatoes since preHispanic times. This recipe, a festive, savory side dish, tempts back memories of holiday marshmallow casseroles and candied yams, but with added sophistication from the earthy, New World gift of piloncillo, Mexico's unrefined pure cane sugar.
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