Everyone loves sausage stuffed peppers, and my favorites are with the big, relatively mild jalapenos you can buy these days.
Appetizers and Snacks
A classic deviled crab recipe using the shells as a container; you can use bowls or ramekins, too. Any kind of crab works here.
Salt cod fritters, Spanish style. Called bunelos de bacalao in Spanish, you can make these with any salted fish.
Stuffed grape leaves are a fantastic vehicle for all sorts of tasty fillings. These are vegetarian stuffed grape leaves.
Aguachile is basically Mexican yellowtail sashimi – or raw whatever seafood you want. Commonly done with shrimp, aguachile is a cousin of ceviche.
Tostadas de ceviche are a thing in Mexico: crab ceviche, or any seafood, on a crunchy corn tostada.
A classic recipe from my New England mother, who calls them “clam things.” Chopped clams, herbs, spices and crushed crackers, baked in a shell.
How to make Mexican empanadas from scratch. These are masa empanadas, corn dough, not flour. You can fill them with anything you like.