Chiles rellenos de elote con crema – chiles stuffed w/corn & cream

Ingredients

4 tbsp sweet butter
1 medium white onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
4 cups corn kernels
1 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
1/3 cup water, if necessary
3 tbsp finely chopped epazote (optional)
12 small chiles poblanos, charred, peeled, and cleaned
1/2 lb queso fresco or farmer cheese, cut into thick slices
2 cups sour cream or creme fraiche
3 oz chihuahua cheese or mild cheddar, grated

How to prepare

Melt the butter and fry the onion and garlic gently, without browning, until soft. Add the corn kernels and salt, then cover the pan and cook over a gentle heat until the kernels are tender (if the corn is very dry, then add about 1/3 cup water)- 15 to 20 minutes, depending on whether fresh or frozen corn is used. Add the epazote and adjust the seasoning. Set aside to cool a little. Preheat the oven to 350

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Salsa roja

Ingredients

5 ancos
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cup water
4 med tomatoes, peeled and seeded
2 cloves garlic, pressed
3 tbsp oil salt

How to prepare

Remove cores, seeds and veins from chilies. Break chilies into pieces and cover with hot water for 2 hours. Put chilies in a blender with tomatoes, onion and garlic. Blend until quite smooth. Cook puree over low heat in a frying pan for 5 minutes. Makes about 4 cups

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Degollado’s huatape de camaron- shrimp soup with epazote)

Ingredients

2 lb large shrimp, peeled and cleaned
1 quart water
1/2 tsp salt
2 epazote pods
20 epazote leaves
2 chile poblano, seeds removed
1 chile serrano
8 oz masa harina

How to prepare

Boil shrimp, water, salt and epazote pods just to bubbly. Blend epazote leaves, chile poblano and serrano. Add to shrimp mixture. Dissolve masa harina in about 2 cups cold water, or enough to make a smooth paste. Stir into soup. Simmer 20 minutes. Correct seasoning
hint: for a richer flavor, boil the shells in the water and then remove them before adding the other ingredients.

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Mexican Flan

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Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon water 1 can evaporated milk 12 oz / 354 ml 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 oz / 396 ml 1 can media crema 7.6 oz / 225 ml 3 eggs 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt NOTE** I recommend baking only 1 hour and checking it, it needs to be jiggly in center when taking out of oven

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Mexican Flan

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Salsa de la casa

Ingredients

3 medium tomatoes, cored, peeled and finely chopped
1-2 jalapenos, cored, seeded and minced (1 1/2 in)
1/2 small onion, minced
1/4 cup minced cilantro
1 large clove garlic, pressed
salt
lime juice

How to prepare

Combine tomatoes, chiles, onion, cilantro and garlic. Add salt and lime juice to taste. Makes about 2 cups

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Mexican carnitas

Ingredients

3-4 lb boneless pork blade or shoulder roast cut into 1″ cubes
6 garlic cloves minced
1/2 cup cilantro chopped
1 tsp salt
pepper to taste
3 large oranges divided

1 large lemon
oil for frying
warm tortillas
shredded cheese
salsa
guacamole

How to prepare

Place meat in a medium size roasting pan. Sprinkle with garlic and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Squeeze the juice from one orange and lemon over the meat. Slice the remaining oranges and place over the meat. Cover and bake at 350

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South-of-the- boarder pork chops

Ingredients

4 pork chops
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
garlic powder, to taste
cumin, to taste
2 tbsp butter
1 cup chopped green onion
7 oz green chili salsa
1 tbsp flour
1 cup 1/2 & 1/2

How to prepare

Season chops with seasonings. Brown in butter in skillet; remove. Saut onions in pan drippings. Stir in salsa. Add chops. Simmer, covered, 1 hour or until tender; remove. Blend flour in pan juices. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/2 & 1/2. Add chops. Cook until heated through.

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Mexican crema – creme fraiche

Ingredients

1 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp buttermilk

How to prepare

Place cream and buttermilk in a clean container and cover with cheesecloth, and place overnight in a warm location to set. The consistency of the crema the following day should be of a loose sour cream. If any mold develops, toss the mixture out and start again. Once set, the crema can be stored refrigerated for about one week. Yield: 1 cup

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Spicy carrots

Ingredients

4-5 lg carrots chopped
1 1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
2+ cloves garlic, sliced
1/8 cup parsley
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup onion sliced into 1/2 rings
1/4+ cup jalapenos w/ juice sliced lengthwise

How to prepare

Bring all ingredients to a boil except carrots . Pour mixture over carrots and let sit at least 2 hrs. Enjoy! These keep for a very long time, at least 2-3 weeks, put in airtight container. Refrigerate before eating.

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