Chicken Empanadas

chicken Empanadas

 Chicken Empanadas are one of our favorite choices when looking for a filling snack or light meal. Who can resist these savory turnovers with their flaky pastry exterior and savory juicy filling? Making empanadas from scratch can be a labor intensive project, but there are plenty of shortcuts that can bring you from prep to … Read more

Salsa Chile de Árbol

chile de arbol hot sauce

Salsa chile de árbol is a spicy sauce that we first discovered in an Argentinian restaurant in Mexico. It has since become one of our favorites. It’s nice slathered on bread or served with tortilla chips, piled on top of a baked potato, rubbed on a hot ear of corn. It’s also perfect alongside your … Read more

Spicy Molcajete Salsa Verde with Tomatillos

Molcajete Salsa Verde (green salsa) is a tangy, bright salsa that is quite different from traditional tomato salsas. Making it using a molcajete, a traditional Central American mortar and pestle made from lava rock, imparts additional flavor and texture.  The green color (verde) of the salsa derives from the use of tomatillos rather than the … Read more

Aguachile Verde

Aguachile verde is a traditional Mexican seafood dish. It is made with shrimp that are marinated (cooked) in chili peppers, lime juice, salt, cilantro, and mixed with slices of cucumber and onion. The origin of aguachile lies in the state of Sinaloa, on the western coast of Mexico. It was originally made with boiled water … Read more

Molcajete Roasted Salsa

Molcajete Salsa

Our roasted salsa made in a Mexican lava rock molcajete is a huge favorite in our home. It’s super simple to make, and serving the salsa in the molcajete bowl makes for an impressive presentation. The roasting process adds a great depth of flavor and mild smokiness to the salsa as well. Don’t worry if … Read more

Homemade Chipotles in Adobo Sauce

Chipotle in Adobo Recipe

Chipotles in Adobo Sauce are a staple ingredient in Mexican cuisine. Chipotles, which are smoked and dried jalapeños, are paired with a thick intensely flavored Adobo sauce. The sauce features flavorful aromatic ingredients such as dried chiles, garlic, cinnamon and Mexican oregano. The spicy peppers are used to enhance classic dishes such as slow cooked … Read more

Fresh Mango Serrano Chile Salsa

fresh Mango Salsa

Nothing takes bland to bold more quickly than a fresh salsa. It can dress up anything from a humble plain tortilla chip, add a huge dose of flavor to a simple garden salad, or bring grilled foods to a whole new level. Best yet, salsas can pull this off while adding few calories and little, … Read more

Mexican Charro Beans (Frijoles Charros)

Charro Beans

What are Charro Beans? Charro beans (also called Ranchero Beans or simply Mexican Bean Soup) are a simple dish of slow cooked Pinto beans flavored with bacon and chiles. A charro is a traditional horseman from Mexico, originally from the Jalisco region of the state of Mexico. The Spanish terms vaquero (cowboy) and ranchero (rancher) reference … Read more

Green and Red Chicken Enchiladas

Red and Green Chicken Enchiladas

One of my favorite things about eating at restaurants while traveling trough Mexico is being offered several types of salsas. After being seated a variety of salsas are often placed on the table, and they can widely depending on the region. Each sauce has a different level of heat and complexity that can completely change the … Read more

Charred Salsa Verde

green tomatillo salsa

Charred Salsa Verde, or Green Salsa, combines roasted vegetables with fresh herbs and lime juice to create a sauce that adds depth and freshness to even the “heaviest” Mexican dishes. The base of the sauce is the humble tomatillo, a green fruit covered in a thin husk that must be removed before eating. The flavor … Read more