Holidays & Entertaining: Aaron Sanchez's Roasted Chile Arbol Salsa

ROASTED CHILE ARBOL SALSA Makes: 2 cups Ingredients 1 pound plum tomatoes (about 4) 3 to 8 chiles de arbol, depending on how spicy you like it 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium white onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, crushed ½…

A Stellar Holiday Side: Mexican Corn Pudding

This recipe, rich, creamy, and luxuriant in corn goodness, transforms humble, unassuming ears of corn into a luscious dish that pairs amazingly well with roast chicken, mole poblano, even a simple, sizzling steak. But, better yet...it's a…
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Herbed Pumpkin Seed Mole (Mole Verde con Hierbas)

In Oaxaca, green mole (mole verde) is one of the seven famous moles. What makes this one different is not just the lack of chocolate, but also the fresh herbs, which give it a fabulous green color. Of course every region or family has their…
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Oaxacan Street Food: Corn on the Cob (Elotes)

Most people cook the corn entirely on the grill, which can make the kernels dry and unevenly cooked. I prefer to cook this corn on the cob in a pot of steaming water, then sear them in a hot pan. OAXACAN STREET CORN Serves: 4 Ingredients 4…
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Charred Corn on the Cob with Grilled Tomato Oil

A grill is the best vessel you have for cooking corn. You don’t need to husk, soak, boil, or foil-wrap the corn. Just start the fire and throw the cobs on, husks and all. Close the lid and sit back. It will take about 15 minutes, and you…

Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

A traditional Mexican street food. Mexican Corn on the Cob, or Elote, is a grilled corn dish that is served at roadside stands and street fairs in Oaxaca, Mexico. This loaded corn on the cob is made by seasoning grilled corn with mayonnaise,…
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Estefan's Black Beans (Frijoles Negros)

Few things are as truly Cuban as black beans. The Taino native who lived in Cuba cultivated and ate black beans long before Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic and “discovered” them. But it took Spanish and African influences…

5 Super Bowl Party Snacks To Prep in 5 Minutes

No matter what team you’re rooting for this Super Bowl Sunday or whether you like to watch just for the commercials, you want to be in front of the big screen and enjoying the party with your friends. Who wants to spend all of their time…

Mangolicious Pico de Gallo Recipe

In Mexico, mango season marks the arrival of spring—the ushering out of all the citrus fruits (goodbye, juicy tangerines) and the arrival of slippery, wet-fleshed fruits from the tropics. Mangoes pop up on the street corners, in plastic…