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All recipes for region “Jalisco”
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Jalisco style chicken stew: Cuachala Karen Hursh Graber

From Tuxpan, Jalisco, this dish is traditionally eaten in a clay bowl called a plato cuachalero, but it can be served in any kind of soup bowl. read more

Did you know? Some tequila is priced at $225,000 Tony Burton

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I know what you're thinking: "Tequila prices have been rising for years, but 225,000 dollars for a bottle is ridiculous!"

It may be ridiculous, but it is nonetheless true. The tequila company Tequila Ley .925 issued a press release in July 2006 proudly announcing the introduction of three different presentations of "Tequila Ley .925, Pasion Azteca, Gold and Platinum."

The tequila itself is exclusive, a premium quality 100% blue agave tequila, aged for 6 years. The bottles it comes in are even more special. The company has won several awards previously for its unorthodox designs. This time, each bottle is shaped like a barbed sea shell and engraved by Mexican artist Alejandro Gomez Oropeza. read more

Tortas Ahogadas: Tortas with Tomato Sauce Karen Hursh Graber

Ahogadas means "drowned", an apt word to describe these sandwiches on a French roll, filled with meat and bathed with tomato sauce. While some restaurants and food stalls automatically top the tortas w... read more

Did You Know? Tequila dates from the sixteenth century Tony Burton

In 1897, Carl Lumholtz, the famous Norwegian ethnologist, who spent several years living with remote Indian tribes in Mexico, found that the Huichol Indians in eastern Nayarti distilled agave juice usi... read more

Jalisco Style Enchiladas: Enchiladas Tapatias Karen Hursh Graber

Popular at fairs and fiestas, these enchiladas are flavored with a creamy poblano chile and tomato sauce. They contain no meat in the filling, and this recipe uses vegetable oil instead of lard, making... read more

Chicken Vegetable Soup: Caldo Tlalpeño Karen Hursh Graber

This soup is a Mexican classic, and though it is said to have originated in Jalisco, it is found on menus throughout the country. This version is hearty enough to serve as a one-dish meal. The ingredie... read more

Fish "Meatballs": Albondigas de Pescado Karen Hursh Graber

A delicious and economical way to use just about any firm, white-fleshed fish, this is a common meal along Mexico's Pacific coast, especially in Baja California and the Puerto Vallarta area. The alb... read more

Jalisco Style Red Pozole: Pozole Rojo Jalisciense Karen Hursh Graber

In Jalisco, red pozole is more common than either white or green, and any red pozole, even if found in other regions, is usually called jalisciense or tapatío, meaning Jalisco style. The use of ... read more

Pomegranate Punch: Ponche de Granada Karen Hursh Graber

This recipe, from the state of Jalisco, is usually served as an aperitif before a fiesta meal. In Mexico, the word ponche is most often used to mean a fruit-based alcoholic beverage. Upon aging,... read more

Swiss Chard Tamales: Tamales de Acelgas con Salsa Verde Karen Hursh Graber

This is Billy's adaptation of a dish he first encountered at the hotel La Casa de Maty in Tapalpa, Jalisco. The use of Swiss chard leaves to wrap the tamales, instead of the usual banana leaves or corn... read more

Did you know? Agaves function as Mexico's 7-Elevens Tony Burton

Agaves can be thought of as another chain of "7-Elevens". The numerous members of the Agave family are all native to the New World. "Agave" is derived from the Greek word "agauos" (admirable). Ag... read more

Beans, a staple in the Mexican kitches: Frijoles Karen Hursh Graber

Since pre-Hispanic tmes, beans have been a staple in the Mexican kitchen. They appear in a world of traditional recipes, from frijoles refritos or refried beans to frijoles charros (cowbooy beans) and ... read more

Jalisco style Mexican flan: Flan de Jalisco Lorraine Russo

This classic Mexican flan by Executive Chef Lorraine Russo is garnished with fresh fruit. read more

Tequila, more than just a margarita Marvin H. Perton

Just about an hour from Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, there's a little town (population 17,740) with a big reputation: Tequila. Meaning "the rock that cuts" in the Nahuatl language, Tequila is... read more

Beef fajitas with tequila: Fajitas de res al tequila Karen Hursh Graber

At the El Callejon restaurant in Tequila, Jalisco, my questions about preparation and proportions led to an invitation to their large, open kitchen area, where there was always something appetizing siz... read more
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