You don't know it yet, but you're about to get acquainted with your new favorite guilty pleasure: sopaipillas. If you're not familiar with this Southwestern and South American snack, it begins with a simple dough that's fried until crisp on the outside and full of soft layers on the inside. The best part about these snacks? Their pockets and crevices are perfect for storing toppings both sweet and savory. Watch as host Brandi Milloy shows you how to make sopaipillas, print out our recipe, and get snacking.
Sometimes plain old corn on the cob can be boring. You have it over and over again during the Summer, and it's always the same. However, this July I've decided to remake corn on the cob, starting with this delicious recipe. The corn is grilled with the husks on, and then it's coated with a spicy-sweet glaze. The glaze is a mixture of butter, maple syrup, garlic, and chipotle chiles.
It's an easy recipe with extraordinary results. This corn is amazing and unlike any corn I've had before! The combination of maple syrup and chipotle chiles is perfect; the two ingredients balance each other out, so the glaze isn't too sweet or too spicy. It's a classic side with a modern twist, and it pairs well with everything from barbecued chicken to Cuban-style pork. Here's the recipe.
Cooked shredded chicken is tossed with rice, black beans, tomatoes, jalapeños, and green onions. A quick ground cumin vinaigrette flavors the mixture. For a hearty variation, serve the salad in warmed tortillas sprinkled with cheese.
This salad is also delicious the next day, making it perfect for back-to-school lunches or late Summer picnics. Get the recipe and read more
Farmers view the growth as a plague that destroys corn crops, but in Mexico, corn smut has been a prized delicacy for centuries, dating back to the time of the Aztecs. Huitlacoche commands high prices for its earthy, smoky flavor, which is often described as a cross between that of mushrooms and corn.
Corn smut is sold canned, frozen, or fresh during corn harvest and is used to enhance everything from soups and stews to sautés and quesadillas.
It's a week into June, but judging by the number of San Franciscans huddled up in coats, you'd never have known it. Since it was too cold to be grilling and chilling outside, I opted for another meat-centric meal inspired by the fiery flavors of Southwestern cuisine.
This recipe calls for baby carrots and red jalapeños, but I didn't want to waste any of the resources I already had on hand, so I used conventional carrots and green jalapeños instead. Whatever ingredients you use, the end result is full of complex flavors. To make this for dinner, read more
One of my favorite cuisines of all time is Tex-Mex, and I'm sad to report that Matt Martinez, Jr., the "King of Tex-Mex," died last Friday. Martinez, owner of several notable Texas Tex-Mex restaurants, was one of the first pioneers to embrace the term. Insulted by critics who denounced Americanized Mexican food, Martinez abandoned claim to anything Mexican, calling it Tex-Mex instead.
To honor the legacy Martinez has left behind, I thought I'd put together a quiz about Tex-Mex cuisine. How much do you know? There's only one way to find out!Take the Quiz
This no-fuss meal is a simple marriage of sweet (fruit jam), savory (pork tenderloin), and tart (green apple) flavor profiles.
The crisp apple also provides a great contrast to the heartiness of the pork. As with last week's Sunday BBQ dinner, any extra barbecue glaze makes a great dressing for grilled vegetables on the side.
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