How to clean nopales, prickly pear cactus paddles. Step by step instructions, with a video, on how to remove spines from nopales.
How-To (DIY stuff)
Smoked pork chops, using real, meaty, fatty, thick pork chops. Useful in all sorts of ways!
Classic mid-Atlantic scrapple is pork, spices, cornmeal, buckwheat flour and love.
Green chorizo has green chiles, lots of cilantro or parsley, plus a secret ingredient…
Nixtamal. Such a cool word! It is to Mesoamerica what hominy is to the United States: corn treated with an alkali substance to render it more nutritious, easier to grind, and, to many, tastier and more aromatic — think about the smell of a Mexican corn tortilla and that’s nixtamal you are smelling. Nixtamal or
A recipe for nopales en escabeche, pickled nopales from Mexico. Prickly pear cactus pads, diced and piickled with jalapenos, carrots and onions.
Everything you need to know about how to make duck confit or goose confit at home.
Carne seca is Mexican jerky, but they typically pound it into threads to make machaca, with you eat in a sauce.