Elopozole – Puebla Style Corn Soup

Elopozole – Puebla Style Corn Soup

In past years, during the month of September, I have shared recipes for white and green pozole. To complete the theme of pozoles featuring Mexico's national colours, this time I wanted to share a recipe for a red pozole. The best known is probably Pozole Rojo from the state of Jalisco but, since my last post was centred around Puebla, I decided to make Elopozole, a recipe from that state. This soup also features a red broth, but with an extraneous turn from classic pozoles because it calls for fresh corn (elote) instead of hominy ... click on title for more

Camotes de Puebla- Traditional Sweet Potato Treats

Camotes de Puebla- Traditional Sweet Potato Treats

The Mexican state of Puebla has one of the richest cuisines in the country, recognized for iconic dishes such as mole Poblano (Puebla Style red mole), or chiles en nogada (stuffed poblano peppers in walnut sauce), particularly popular during the month of September, to commemorate Mexico's Independence.  There are also many sweet preparations, and the traditional treat to bring back home after a visit to Puebla, is a box of flavoured sweet potato treats ... click on title for more

Banana Bread – A Souvenir from Nayarit

Banana Bread – A Souvenir from Nayarit

There are certain edible products, especially sweets, which have become iconic as souvenirs when visiting some locations, for example, Canadian maple syrup, or Swiss milk chocolate; in Mexico, cocadas (coconut sweets) from Acapulco, Guerrero, or Tequila from, well, Tequila, Jalisco, are sovereign.  In San Blas, Nayarit, eating Zarandeado grilled fish goes along with bringing home a loaf of pan de plátano - banana bread. I remember the classic San Blas banana bread as extra sweet and somewhat heavy, with a very strong banana flavour, evidently from a high fruit content. My recipe is a much lighter version ... click on title for more

Baja California Style Meatloaf

Baja California Style Meatloaf

I wanted to use some of my garden basil, and while looking for recipes of Mexican dishes with basil on the ingredient list, it was not surprising to find one from the state of Baja California, where basil is grown, thriving along with crops of olives and grapes. This is a very tasty recipe for meatloaf, which I moulded in the shape of a ring; topped with sautéed onions and herbs, it looks elaborate, but it is very easy to prepare … click on title for more