Mexican Pipian Verde

A recipe for Mexican pipian verde, the green pumpkinseed sauce that traces its origins back more than 500 years. Great with any white meat or fish.

Chicken with Chile Walnut Sauce

A recipe for chicken with walnut sauce from Mexico. Gallina en nogada is an old Mexican recipe that mixes walnuts and chiles. I used pheasant, and any white meat will work.

Fried Empanadas

A recipe for fried empanadas, focusing on how to make the empanada dough for frying. I'll give you several possible fillings, but really anything goes here.

Smoked Salmon Tacos

Smoked salmon tacos aren't a thing in Mexico, but smoked marlin tacos are, and that's what these are modeled after. Easy, quick and tasty.

Recado Negro

Recado negro is a Yucatecan flavoring blend, a spice paste, that relies on charred ingredients, making it black. Here's how to make it.

Gallina Pinta

Gallina pinta is a Sonoran specialty, a stew of hominy, beans and meat that is a lot like pozole. I use venison here, but beef is more common.

Dorado with Cilantro

In Mexico, mahi mahi is called dorado, and it’s served all over that country’s coastal regions, especially in the Pacific.…

Squash Blossom Quesadillas

How to make squash blossom quesadillas, called quesadillas de flor de calabaza in Spanish. They're simple: tortillas, cheese, blossoms, and refried beans.

Aguachile Negro

Mexican aguachile negro is a lot like ceviche, only it's marinated for less time. This sauce uses soy and other savory ingredients that highlight the seafood.

How to Grow Chaya, or ‘Tree Spinach’

How to grow and cook with chaya, Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, also called tree spinach. Chaya is a nutritious, hot-weather green used a lot in tamales.

Mexican Fish Balls

How to make Mexican fish balls, albondigas de pescado, either fried or served in a light tomato broth. These can be made with any type of fish.

Braised Pork with Purslane

Mexican pork with purslane, carne de puerco con verdolagas, is a common dish all over northern Mexico, and is a great way to eat this edible weed.