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  • authentic recipes elotes simmered fresh epazote american food
    Dec 19 2016

    ELOTES : Simmered fresh corn with epazote, chiles, butter, and lime

    Mexican farmers cultivate more than three hundred distinct varieties of corn, so it’s no surprise that corn forms an integral part of the everyday Mexican diet. Fresh corn is a popular street treat, served from pushcarts that are often just cauldrons of boiling water on wheels. The earthy-sweet flavor of the corn shines through the […]

  • authentic mexican food black beans re chiles ayocotes
    Dec 17 2016

    BLACK BEANS WITH RED CHILES : Ayocotes

    Large black beans with a purplish cast, ayocotes are the traditional bean to serve with tamales and rice dishes. This recipe was the star of a wonderful breakfast I had at an eighteenthcentury saltworks in San Luis Potosí, along with hand-patted gorditas stuffed with chorizo and chicharrón, eggs cooked with copales, heaps of pan dulce, […]

  • authentic mexican recipes using dried chiles mexican food
    Sep 14 2016

    7 DRIED CHILES MOST COMMONLY USED IN MEXICAN FOOD

    The flavor of dried chiles is developed by toasting them over direct heat, and it blossoms into its full complexity when the chiles are soaked in a little water. Once soft, the chiles can be pureed and worked into the recipe by simmering with other ingredients or frying to intensify the flavor. To toast dried chiles, stem, split, […]

  • mexican food using fresh chiles mexican food recipes
    Sep 14 2016

    9 FRESH CHILES MOST COMMONLY USED IN MEXICAN FOOD

    Fresh chiles are usually charred or roasted before being adding to these recipes. To roast larger chiles, turn on a gas burner and set the whole chiles directly in the flame, turning occasionally, until evenly blistered and lightly charred on all sides. Alternatively, the chiles can be charred beneath a hot broiler. Wrap the charred […]