Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña – A Spirited Mexican Steak Platter

Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña – A Spirited Mexican Steak Platter

This post was written inspired by my backyard harvest; although far from perfect (see for example, my previous post), I feel grateful to be able to enjoy products from the fertile soil and my gardening work, and it makes me proud to feature my veggies when I cook. That made me think of Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña, created with the same sentiment, to represent the richness and spirit of La Huasteca region, in Mexico …

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Garlic Scape Papatzules

Garlic Scape Papatzules

Papatzules are a traditional and very popular dish in the Mexican state of Yucatan. They are similar to a basic enchilada, but the ingredients make this preparation unique: the sauce is made from ground pumpkin seed and epazote, and hard-boiled eggs serve as stuffing. It was a natural progression to use the garlic scape with pumpkin seed paste from my previous post to prepare my own version of papatzules … click on title for more

Blushed Pipian – Pipian Rosado

Blushed Pipian – Pipian Rosado

The inspiration for this recipe was the delicious main course I enjoyed at “Azul Condesa” restaurant. My starting points were: 1) “EL Pascal Huasteco” – the name of the dish on the menu. 2) The Mexican state of Hidalgo – listed as the place where the dish originated. 3) Ricardo Muñoz Zurita – the restaurant’s chef, who is an advocate for the diffusion of authentic, sometimes less-known, Mexican food, including pipianes … click on title for more

Sinaloa Style Chicken – Not Too Crazy

Sinaloa Style Chicken – Not Too Crazy

My recipe is based on a simple Sinaloa style, citrus marinade; I used the spatchcock technique to achieve a charred but not dry exterior, and a fully cooked interior. Also, since I tested the recipe a few weeks ago when it was still very cold outdoors, I have adapted the cooking directions to use the broiler in my oven, indoors … click on title for more