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Baby new potato salad with roasted poblanos: Ensalada de papas con poblanos: Karen Hursh Graber

    The tiny new potatoes that are part of the spring landscape in the Cholula market are firm and perfect for salads. My favorite vegetable stand has some the size of marbles. It is unnecessary to ... read more

Spinach empanadas: Empanadas de espinacas Karen Hursh Graber

    With no meat or dairy, these empanadas will keep for a day at the beach or park, or just lunch in the yard or on the patio. For the dough: 2 cups all purpose flour ¾ cup masa ha... read more

Citrus vinaigrette: Vinagreta de citricos Karen Hursh Graber

    Use this as a marinade for chicken or fish, or a dressing for green salads, especially those with oranges or grapefruit. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon each of:     Apple cider vinegar  ... read more

Calabaza con Rajas: Pumpkin with Roasted Poblano Chiles Karen Hursh Graber

Nothing says autumn like pumpkins, and this dish, with the smoky flavor of roasted poblano chiles, captures the colors of turning leaves. Serve it, along with rice and salad, as a vegetarian main dish, or a side dish with grilled or roasted meat or poultry. read more

Artichoke, poblano chile and onion gratin: Alcachofas gratinadas con chile poblano y cebolla Karen Hursh Graber

Fresh or frozen artichoke hearts are good sautéed, and even better with poblano chiles and green onions. This is a tasty side dish with a simple main, such as chicken cutlets. Ingredients: 2... read more

Mexican pear and candied pistachio salad: Ensalada de pera y pistache garapiñada Karen Hursh Graber

Use whatever dark salad greens are available in your local market for this pear and candied pistachio salad. Mixed baby greens are ideal, but no iceberg lettuce here, please. The nuts can be made ahead... read more

Mexican pistachio cilantro pesto: Pesto de pistache y cilantro Karen Hursh Graber

Serve this Mexican pistachio cilantro pesto over pasta, or spread it on a pounded thin chicken breast filet and roll up to form a spiral before sautéing. Or place a dollop of it on crackers with goat ... read more

Mexican steamed carrots with vanilla: Zanahorias al vapor con vainilla Karen Hursh Graber

Among the most charming presentations of any vegetable, these herb-wrapped bundles of baby carrots are a specialty of Cuetzalan and the surrounding mountain towns. Served by the locals, the carrots are... read more

Mexican carrot pudding: Budin de zanahoria Karen Hursh Graber

This versatile Mexican carrot pudding can be served as a side dish or a dessert. As a side dish, it is made with cheese, and as a dessert, with raisins and nuts. Here, it is presented as a dessert. Som... read more

Mexican carrot salad with jalapeño: Ensalada de zanahoria con jalapeño Karen Hursh Graber

Jalapeño adds some zip to this healthy Mexican carrot salad. I like to serve it with enchiladas in green sauce, such as enchiladas suizas, where it is a refreshing counterpoint to the richness of the ... read more

Puebla style apple and blueberry marmalade: Mermelada de manzana y mora azul Karen Hursh Graber

This is a classic recipe from the Sierra Norte, adapted from Patricia Quintana's Cocina de los Angeles. Blueberries are nearly as abundant as apples in the Sierra, and the two make a wonderful combination. read more

Mexican pear and ancho chile jam: Mermelada de pera y chile ancho Karen Hursh Graber

This jam is perfect to make as late summer turns into fall. In Cholula, the September feast of the Virgin de los Remedios finds the plaza filled with fruit vendors selling huge stacks of pears from the... read more

Mexican peach chipotle jam: Mermelada de durazno y chipotle Karen Hursh Graber

This Mexican peach chipotle jam is so easy to make with canned chipotles in adobo sauce, and good with any kind of bread, grilled pork or poultry, or cheese and crackers. Ingredients 2 ½ pound... read more

Mexican cactus fruit jam: Mermelada de xoconostle Karen Hursh Graber

These Mexican cactus fruits are always available in larger mercados in Central Mexico, because they are used in mole de olla. If you don't see them, ask. They make a delicious jam. Do yourself a big fa... read more

Mexican tomatillo jam: Mermelada de tomate verde Karen Hursh Graber

Tomatillos have a high pectin content, so this recipe makes a nice, thick jam, with the tangy flavor of citrus rind. Mexican tomatillo jam is especially good with grilled chicken. Ingredients 1... read more

Mexican apricot jalapeño jelly: Jalea de chabacano y jalapeno Karen Hursh Graber

An unlikely combination? You be the judge, as you liven up your morning toast, or spread this Mexican apricot jalapeño jelly on cream cheese with crackers. Ingredients 5 cups peeled, chopped a... read more

Yucatan style chaya empanadas: Empanadas de chaya Karen Hursh Graber

Here the chaya, a leafy green used throughout the Yucatan, is incorporated right into the corn dough, a common technique in this region. The chopped hard boiled egg filling is complemented by the chile... read more

Mexican pineapple empanadas: Empanadas de piña Karen Hursh Graber

Pineapple seems to be the most common fruit filling for empanadas in Mexico, but guava and apple are frequently used and delicious. The dough for sweet Mexican empanadas usually contains some sugar, bu... read more

Mexican bricklayers' salsa: Salsa al albanil Karen Hursh Graber

Bricklayers in Mexico have traditionally prepared their midday meal at the job site and, because this salsa al albañil  requires no cooking other than boiling the tomatillos, it was popular with them... read more

Mexican pasta salad with jalapeño vinaigrette: Coditos con salsa Karen Hursh Graber

This Mexican pasta salad with jalapeño vinaigrette is a great side dish to serve with grilled meat, chicken or fish. It's quick and easy to put together at the last minute, or it can be made up to one... read more

Mexican marinated mixed vegetable salad: Chileajo Karen Hursh Graber

When we lived in Oaxaca, I liked to go the food stands that were right outside the university faculties downtown, especially the school of architecture, which was right next to a small park, with plent... read more

Mexican red rice: Arroz rojo Karen Hursh Graber

Red rice is a popular side dish with beef, pork and chicken, while seafood is usually accompanied by white rice. However, there is no hard and fast rule. The secret to the color and flavor of Mexican a... read more

Oaxaca squash vine soup with corn dumplings: Sopa de guias con chochoyones Karen Hursh Graber

In Oaxaca, it is a rainy season staple and has been since before the Conquest. The only addition after the Spaniards arrived was the lard in the corn dough for the dumplings. read more

Aguascalientes style mixed vegetable salad: Ensalada surtida Karen Hursh Graber

Soaking the cabbage in lemon water adds flavor, eases digestion, and cuts down on the need for salt. Some cooks add pineapple to this Aguascalientes style mixed vegetable salad, but I find it to be an ... read more

Baja style cabbage slaw: Ensalada de col Karen Hursh Graber

The ubiquitous fish taco of Baja California is often served with a smooth, loose avocado sauce and shredded cabbage. Many come with a cabbage slaw containing mayonnaise, which I find to have too creamy... read more
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