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Chipotle Chicken Tostadas

Charred corn and chicken have great summery flavors, but what really makes this tostada sing is the chipotle-lime cream sauce that holds everything on the shell.

Cochinita Pibil Tacos

This pibil recipe is prepared in a Dutch oven, pops with earthy achiote paste and citrus juices, yielding a luscious, spicy pulled pork.

Slow Cooker Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita pibil is often served over rice in Mexico, but I really like the sweetness a corn tortilla provides, as a foil to the bold pork. Top it all with the traditional pickled red onions and some fresh cilantro.

Cochinita Pibil Torta

This recipe is actually just a combination of two others, this cochinita pibil recipe and a pickled onion recipe for garnish (added in this post).    ...

Pollo Pibil

The main ingredient in this dish is the Achiote paste, also known as "Recado Rojo", an essential ingredient and the base of many dishes in Yucatecan Cuisine. These dishes include the famous Cochinita Pibil and the Mucbi-Pollo, a large tamal prepared for the...

Salmon with Pipian Sauce

Pipian Verde sauce (Pipián Verde), or green pumpkin seed sauce if you will, is one of the great moles of Mexico. It’s traditionally made with pepitas (pumpkin seeds), tomatillo, and jalapeno peppers. In this New Mexico Chile version I’ve replaced the tomatillo and...

Pork with Pipian Sauce

Though the preparation can initially seem excessive, everything is done for a reason. The chiles are lightly blackened, pureed, cooked in a bit of lard, and then, finally, reduced with some chicken stock. Each step intensifies the flavor. The simple sautéed pork chop...

Shrimp in Pipian Sauce

This isn't food to eat quickly while standing up—this is worth taking a seat to linger over. The result is a rich and surprisingly flavorful sauce with just a tinge of heat.

Whole Roasted Red Snapper

A whole roasted fish comes out very tender and juicy without much effort on your part. I chose to stuff it with lemon slices and fresh dill and added a variety of spring inspired vegetables.

Grilled Huachinango Tacos

Grilled fish tacos are a staple in Southern California. Rather than the usual salsa that accompanies meat-filled tacos, those filled with fish get topped with finely chopped sweet onion and fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime. [yumprint-recipe...

Mexican Style Huachinango

Below is a recipe we made for dinner last night, after getting a great deal on Pacific Red Snapper. I called it “Mexican style” simply due to the fact that this fish really reminded me of the ever-present baked fish I had in Mexico. In the future, I might try adding...

Huachinango with Veracruz sauce

This recipe of red snapper cooked with the Spanish ingredients of olives, olive oil and capers melds beautifully with the ingredients native to Mexico: tomato and chillies.

Chile Relleno Grilled Cheese

I love building grilled cheese sandwiches because there are countless combinations of what can be created and you have a simple yet satisfying meal in a number of minutes. This one is two amazing foods in one, grilled cheese along with a twist on a classic...

Chile Relleno Casserole

Classic chiles rellenos are green chiles, blackened and outer skin removed, stuffed with either cheese or a pork sausage picadillo, dipped in batter, fried in oil, and often served with a thin tomato sauce. This recipe for a chile relleno casserole skips the steps of...