Veracruz-style stuffed chiles: Cuaresmeños jarochos

Some of our favorite ways to eat seafood in Veracruz are the cold salads and cocktails featuring shrimp, crab and other local seafood. This recipe for cuaresmeños – large jalapeños – stuffed with crab meat can be made a day ahead and kept in the refrigerator, then served either cold or at room temperature as hors d’ouevres, appetizers or […]

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Mexican shrimp, avocado and papaya salad © Lorraine Russo, 2004

Mexican shrimp, avocado and papaya salad: Ensalada de camaron, aguacate y papaya

This refreshing Mexican salad combines shrimp, avocado, papaya and red bell pepper. Perfect for hot weather, it is a healthy and delicious choice. Ingredients 4 ripe avocados cubed 1/4 med. sized ripe papaya cubed 1 lb. shelled, deveined & cooked small shrimp 1 large red bell pepper thinly sliced julienne style 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 red […]

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Mexican crab salad

Mexican crab salad with cilantro lime vinaigrette: Cangrejo con con vinaigreta de cilantro y limon

The bright, fresh taste of the tomatoes and cucumbers make Mexican crab salad with cilantro lime vinaigrette a refreshing spring salad. Serve it on lettuce, accompanied by fresh lime wedges. Ingredients 1 pound cooked lump crabmeat 1 cup chopped cucumber 1 cup chopped tomato 1/3 cup chopped red onion Salt to taste ½ teaspoon chipotle […]

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Mariscos d’Marlo’s garlic-chile shrimp: Camarones al ajillo

The Juchitan seafood restaurant Mariscos d’ Marlo is understandably popular among locals, with its large, attractive servings of the freshest fish and shellfish. After a wonderfully filling Sunday seafood dinner, I began asking, as usual, for one or two recipes for dishes we had particularly enjoyed. The cooks invited me into the kitchen and gave […]

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