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Recipe: Mexican-Style Pickled Vegetables (Escabeche)

In better California burrito places you always find a container of escabeche alongside the various salsas. Jalapeños and other vegetables (carrots, onions, maybe some cauliflower) are sweated in a bit of oil then simmered with spices and vinegar. I started … Continue reading

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Recipe: Grilled Corn Mexican Style

Those street vendors know what they’re doing. The intense heat of the grill causes the corn kernels to caramelize. You know it’s hot enough when they start to make a cracking noise, like popcorn. Serves 4-8. Ingredients: 4 ears good … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mexican Pork Stew with Tomatillos

This is also called “chile verde”. The proportions are approximate and very forgiving as long as you have ample tomatillos (Mexican green tomatoes) for texture and tartness. Serves 6 as a main dish, or more if used as taco or … Continue reading

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What to do with tomatillos (Mexican green tomatoes)

Tomatillos, also known as Mexican green tomatoes, are actually a relative of the gooseberry which grows fruit covered with a similar papery husk. But they behave very much like tomatoes in recipes while adding a tartness all their own. Another … Continue reading

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Recipe: Carnitas

The original pulled pork, without the attitude. Amazingly easy because all you need is piggy, water, salt and time. Number of servings determined by the size of the roast; allow 1/2 pound per person measured by uncooked weight. Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading

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Recipe: pickled Onion a la Mexicana

Adapted from Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz’ “The Complete Book of Mexican Cooking”, a Bantam paperback published in 1968. Ingredients: 1 onion, peeled and sliced very thin Salted water for soaking 3 serrano chiles or 1 jalapeno, sliced ½ t dried oregano … Continue reading

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