Category: Ethnic

Salsa Cruda

1 medium tomato 4 tablespoons finely chopped white onion 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander 3 Serrano chiles, with seeds, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1/3 cup cold water* Chop the unskinned tomato and mix with the remaining ingredients. * You may substitute fresh lime juice, if...

Berry Salsa

This goes well with roast pork, grilled chicken, duck and lamb chops. 1 cup fresh blackberries, loganberries,     boysenberries, red raspberries     or black raspberries 1 1/2 tablespoons finely minced fresh cilantro 1 1/2 tablespoons finely minced fresh mint 1/2 red Serrano or jalape?o chile,     finely minced, or...

Red Chile Sauce

36 medium dried red Anaheim chiles 3 teaspoons chopped fresh garlic 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups chicken stock Rinse, stem and seed the chiles, and place in a pot filled with water. Cover; bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat, and simmer 20 to 30 minutes, until...

Red Chile Paste

This is the basis for enchiladas and chile con carne. 24 dried red chiles 2 tablespoons mashed garlic 1 teaspoon salt 2 quarts water or to cover Wash whole dry chile pods. Wearing rubber gloves, remove stems, veins and seeds. Cover chiles with water in a heavy kettle, then...

Red Chile Adobo (Adobo de Chile Colorado)

2 tablespoonss lard or vegetable oil 4 medium hot whole dried redchiles, either     ancho, Guajillo, or dried Anaheim, stems intact 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1 large clove garlic, finely minced 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano 1 cup water Heat lard or vegetable oil in a small heavy...

Ranch-Style Sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons jalape?o chiles, seeded/minced 1/2 cup onion, chopped 2 cups tomatoes, chopped 2 teaspoons vinegar 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Light beef broth or water Heat olive oil, then add chiles and onion; cook until they begin to soften, but do not allow them...

Quick Pumpkin Seed Sauce

4 mild New Mexican red chiles 1/2 cup blanched almonds 3/4 cup dry pumpkin seeds, peeled 1 slice toast 1 clove garlic, minced 3 cups chicken broth or water 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon salt After cleaning the chiles, wash and soak the pods in warm water to...

Quick Mole Sauce

1 jar mole paste 2 teaspoons peanut oil Few squeezes of orange juice Chicken stock, as needed Heat mole paste with peanut oil, orange juice to taste and enough chicken stock to make a sauce....

Pumpkin Seed Sauce

1 pound Mexican tomatillos 1 large white onion, chopped 1 tablespoon mashed garlic 1 poblano chile and 1 fresh jalape?o     chile, stems and seeds removed 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves (no stems) 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup chicken stock or water 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons vegetable oil...

Pineapple Salsa

Do not use canned pineapple in this recipe – only fresh pineapple will work. 1 cup very ripe peeled, cored, and     diced pineapple 2 teaspoons grated piloncillo 1 teaspoon unseasoned rice vinegar 2 Serrano chiles, minced 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper Juice of 1 Mexican lime...