Mark miller’s tamarind & chipotle sauce

Ingredients

2 lbs whole tamarind pods
6 qt water
2/3 cup piloncillo or golden brown sugar
2 cloves garlic roasted
2 chiles chipotle canned en adobo
2 tsp adobo sauce
1 lime juiced

How to prepare

Clean tamarind pods and discard brittle outer shell. Place in a lg pot with water, cover and simmer slowly for at least 2 1/2 hours. Allow to cool, place in food mill and, using med mesh, strain water and extract (approximately 9 cups). Transfer to pan and reduce until about 3 cups are left. Place in a blender and puree with sugar, garlic, chipotle and sauce. Then add lime juice and blend. Makes 3 cups sauce. Recipe by: coyote cafe

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Spicy black beans with tomatoes

Ingredients

2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 green bell pepper, seeded, de-ribbed, and chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeded, de-ribbed, and chopped
2 cups cooked black beans
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
6 fresh plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped

2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro or parsley
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
4-5 parsley sprigs for garnish

How to prepare

In a large saut pan, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and green and red peppers, and saut 4-6 minutes, until onions are translucent and vegetables are tender. Add the black beans and salt to taste. Add tomatoes and olive oil. Let cook another 5 minutes, until hot throughout. Add cilantro and mix well. Add cayenne pepper to taste and serve hot, garnished with sprigs of parsley. Makes 4-6 servings

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Mexican deviled eggs

Ingredients

8 hard-cooked eggs
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup salsa
2 tbsp sliced green onions
1 tbsp sour cream
Salt to taste

How to prepare

Slice the eggs in half lengthwise, remove yolks and set whites aside in a sm bowl, mash yolks with cheese, mayonnaise, salsa, onions, sour cream and salt evenly fill the egg whites, filling will be creamy serve immediately or chill until ready to serve

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Carne seca jerky

Ingredients

2 1/2-3 lb raw jerky meat
2 large onions, finely chopped
2 tsp ground oregano
2 cloves garlic, mashed
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp course black pepper
3/4 cup vinegar
1 tsp liquid smoke

How to prepare

Mix all ingredients to make marinade and soak meat in marinade 24 hours. Remove meat from marinade and place in oven or smoker for from 7-8 hours at about 150- 200

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Pineapple and peppers salsa

Ingredients

1 large pineapple, peeled, quartered and core removed
1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4″ pieces
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4″ pieces
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cups light sesame oil
1/4 cups finely chopped cilantro
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
2 tbsp snipped fresh chives
1 whole serrano chile, finely minced
salt and pepper to taste

How to prepare

Place pineapple on a cookie sheet and broil until just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from broiler and finely chop, reserving juice. Mix with the remaining ingredients, cover, and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Makes 4 servings.

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Wild mushroom enchiladas

Ingredients

5 ancho chiles
1 cup heavy cream
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1/2 avocado, peeled, cubed
6 oz wild mushrooms (morels, shittakes, oyster, or portobellos) sliced
3 oz queso fresco or feta cheese, crumbled.
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tomato, blanched, peeled, seeded, and diced
6 corn tortillas
Salt to taste

How to prepare

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. To prepare ancho paste, wash, dry and stem and seed chiles. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast for 1 minute. Put in a bowl and cover with warm water for 30 minutes to rehydrate. Strain, (reserve liquid) and puree in blender with enough of the liquid to form a thick paste. In a skillet, bring 5 tbsp ancho paste, cream, and garlic to a boil and simmer 2 minutes. Transfer to a blender and puree. Add lime juice and salt to taste. Strain and set aside. Heat butter in a lb skillet and saut

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Turkey and eggplant meatloaf

Ingredients

2 lb turkey; ground
1/2 cup eggbeaters or
2 eggs or 4 egg whites
8 oz tomatoes ;canned undrained
1 lb eggplant :pared and shredded
1/2 cup onion ; chopped
2 garlic cloves ;minced

1/8 tbsp nutmeg
lemon ; juiced
1/4 tbsp cinnamon
salt and pepper to taste

How to prepare

Combine ingredients in a large bowl and mix well .Shape into a loaf on a shallow baking pan. Bake 350 degrees for one hour . Makes eight servings

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Corn stuffed poblano chiles

Ingredients

6 poblano chiles
2 eggs, large
1 whole kernel corn
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup red pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp red pepper, ground

How to prepare

Set the oven control to broil. Cut the chiles lengthwise into halves and carefully remove all the seeds. Place the cut sides down on the rack in the broiler and broil with the skin side up about 4 inches from the heat until the skin blisters on the peppers. Place the chiles in a plastic bag for 15 minutes and then carefully remove as much skin as possible. Heat the oven to 375 degrees f. Beat the eggs in a med bowl until thick and lemon colored, about 4 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients . Place the chiles in a greased rectangular baking dish, 13 x 13 x 2-inches. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the corn mixture into each chile half. Cover and bake until corn mixture is hot, about 25 minutes.

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Cajun ribs

Ingredients

2 tbsp paprika
2 tsp salt
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp red pepper
1 1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper

1 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 tsp dried oregano
4 lb pork back ribs (about 2 whole sides)

How to prepare

Combine seasonings. Rub on all surfaces of ribs. Place ribs on covered grill over indirect heat and grill for 1 1/2 hours. Cut ribs into serving-size portions. Source: dallas morning news – 6/29/94

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Southwestern butternut bisque

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 3/4 to 2 lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1″ chunks (see cook’s notes)
2 medium bosc pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1″ chunks

1 medium granny smith apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1″ chunks
4 tsp lemon juice, divided
1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/8 tsp ground red (cayenne) pepper

1 (14 1/2-oz) can chicken broth
1 cup apple juice
1 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper

How to prepare

In a medium pan, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the onion and saut

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