Posole (also spelled pozole; pronounced poh-SOH-lay) is a hearty, meaty Mexican soup or stew that includes hominy, although there are vegetarian versions out there, too. This recipe for Green Posole with Chicken is delicious, super easy to make and perfect for entertaining! The recipe calls for 1 cup of bottled green salsa but I used one 12-oz. jar of Trader Joe’s • Read More »
Grilled Fish TacosMay 1, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes.
I love fish tacos, and this version is easy to make and full of fresh flavors. This recipe features chile-marinated grilled fish served with fresh Pico de Gallo salsa and a super tasty Lime-Cilantro Sour Cream Sauce. You can make almost everything ahead so it’s perfect for entertaining…just grill the fish right before serving. The recipe • Read More »
Tomato Chile SalsaApril 30, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Tomato Chile Salsa | Filed in: Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Snack, Vegetarian.
If you’ve never made your own salsa, it’s time you step out and give it a whirl. Not only is fresh salsa super easy to make but it tastes much, much better than the jarred stuff. Plus, you’ll be the star of the party when you walk in with a bowl of this fresh, smoky • Read More »
Saucy Salsa ChickenJuly 13, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Saucy Salsa Chicken | Filed in: Chicken, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Southwestern.
This delicious Mexican-inspired recipe has dinner on the table in no time: quick-cooking chicken cutlets are pan seared then finished in an easy sauce made from salsa verde (green salsa made with tomatillos) and sour cream (or creme fraiche). A tasty weeknight meal doesn’t get much easier than this! If you can’t find chicken cutlets, just use regular • Read More »
Black Bean Soup with Cumin and JalapenoOctober 24, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern.
This super easy, Mexican-inspired soup is delicious and can be made with basic pantry ingredients. To make more of a meal, I served the soup with a green salad and quesadillas stuffed with green chiles, cheese and corn…Olé! I substituted a teaspoon or so of chopped chipotle chile with some adobo sauce for the chopped jalapeno, • Read More »
Farmers’ Market QuesadillasSeptember 21, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Snack, Southwestern, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian.
One of the things I love about September is the potpourri of ripe veggies available at farm stands and farmers’ markets. Last week, I visited my local farm stand and purchased all the makings for these tasty quesadillas that are stuffed and garnished with a medly of fresh corn, chile peppers, summer squash and tomatoes. The quesadillas • Read More »
Roasted Tomato Salsa (Salsa Quemada)September 7, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Appetizer, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Snack, Vegetable, Vegetarian.
This salsa rocks! If you’ve never made fresh salsa before, I highly encourage you to make a batch of it. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to whip up and how delicious it is! Of course, starting with top quality ingredients (vine-ripened tomatoes) is key to a good salsa, while dry roasting the veggies in a pan • Read More »
Skirt Steak FajitasJuly 30, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Beef, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes.
I love grilling recipes and am always looking for new ways to grill a meal. These Skirt Steak Fajitas are super easy and delicious! The steak is rubbed with a spice mixture which I then let marinate for a few hours before grilling it. Set out your favorite fajita makings (salsa, guacamole, etc.) and you’ve got a • Read More »
Home-Cooked Beans (Stovetop, Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker)May 4, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Mexican, Recipes, Side Dish.
It’s been a while since I cooked a pot of beans but since I was having friends over for a fiesta-themed meal, I decided to pull out all the stops. Sure, you can always use canned beans as a side dish, but home-cooked beans are so much better! This recipe comes from chef Rick Bayless, • Read More »
Grilled Chicken with Creamy Pumpkin Mole SauceOctober 18, 2010 | By andrea | 9 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Mexican, Recipes, Southwestern.
I love trying new recipes and am intrigued by “twists” on classic dishes. For this reason, I wanted to try out this recipe for Spicy Grilled Chicken with Creamy Pumpkin Mole Sauce. Mole (pronounced mō-lā) is a type of sauce (or dish based on these sauces) that uses chili peppers as the common ingredient. Many moles • Read More »