Acorn Squash Quesadilla

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 medium acorn squash 4 tablespoons canola oil (more for frying) 3 tablespoons diced white onion 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño 1 clove garlic, minced 2 peppers, roasted, peeled and cut into strips 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped Salt and pepper to taste 10-inch flour totillas 1 cup shredded Montery Jack cheese Tomatillo […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Aloo Bonda Potato Dumplings

Makes 20 dumplings INGREDIENTS For the filling 2 pounds (about 5 medium) red potatoes, peeled and quartered ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons kosher salt 1½ tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons mustard seeds 24 curry leaves 3 to 6 dried chiles, coarsely crushed 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 small jalapeño […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Bell Pepper Spicy & Dirty Martini

A spicy, dirty, yet fresh tasting variation of the dirty martini, alive and filled with a daily dose of vegetables!

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Carimanolas with Panamanian Salsa Chombo

Makes 24 Ingredients 5 cups yucca, boiled and mashed Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon salt, plus more 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and chopped fine 1 green bell pepper, deseeded and chopped fine 1 pound lean ground beef 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 tablespoons […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Chicken Paillards with Grilled Peach & Pepino Salsa

Serves 6 Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts, boneless skinless Salt/pepper 2 medium peaches, pitted and chopped fine 1 medium Pepino melon, seeds removed, peeled and chopped fine (1 cup chopped honeydew melon can be substituted) 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 2 teaspoons jalapeno or Serrano pepper, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Chipotle Herb Glaze

This spicy south-of-the-border glaze or BBQ sauce will turn your Thanksgiving into a spicy zest affair. The sauce can also be used to fl avor mashed potatoes and is excellent outside of Thanksgiving on beef, chicken, fi sh and vegetables!

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Cilantro & Roasted Jalapeno Pumpkinseed Pesto with Aged Cheddar & Pickled Red Onions

Makes 2½ cups pesto and 3 cups of pickled onions Ingredients For the Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Jalapeno Pesto 1½ cups fresh cilantro leaves 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon lime zest Juice of 2 limes 3 roasted jalapeños, deseeded, peeled and chopped ½ cup pumpkin seeds 1½ teaspoons salt ¼-½ cup olive oil For the […]

categories: , , ,

Cilantro Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce

This spicy sauce is perfect for a south-of-the-border themed Thanksgiving. Try it with a chipotle glazed turkey, corn bread jalapeño stuffi ng, corn mashed potatoes, and green chili gravy.

categories: , , , , , , , ,

Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Jalapeño Pesto

Yields approximately 2½ cups Ingredients 1½ cups fresh cilantro leaves 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon lime zest Juice of 2 limes 3 roasted jalapeños, deseeded, peeled and chopped ½ cup pumpkin seeds 1½ teaspoons salt ¼-½ cup olive oil Directions Place all ingredients, except the oil, in food processor and pulse until chopped pretty […]

categories: , , ,

Cumin-Zucchini & Bell Pepper Tacos

Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 white onion, sliced thin 2 zucchinis, cut in half lengthwise and sliced thin 1 red bell pepper, sliced in strips 1 jalapeño, deseeded and thinly sliced Juice and zest of 1 lime 1 teaspoon cumin Salt Tortillas, for serving DIRECTIONS In a large sauté pan, over medium […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dirty Texas Cowboy with Lime Pickled Jalapeno Garnish

Makes 1 cocktail Ingredients For the red bell pepper infused gin 2 red bell peppers, deseeded and sliced 1 quart gin For the pickled jalapenos Zest and juice of 1 lime ¼ cup water ¼ cup champagne citrus vinegar Salt 2 jalapenos, seeds intact and sliced For the cocktail Ice 2 ounces bell pepper infused […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dulce De Leche Ice Cream with Strawberries & Mexican Chocolate Sauce and Jalapeno Strawberry Sauce

Makes 3 cups ice cream and ¾ cups of each sauce INGREDIENTS 2 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup dulce de leche 5 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup almonds, toasted and chopped ½ cup fresh strawberries, chopped DIRECTIONS In a medium sauce pan bring the milk, […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fish Tacos with Cilantro Crème Fraiche

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For Sauce 1 jalapeño, deseeded and chopped fine (set aside half for tacos) ½ cup crème fraiche ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Pinch of lime zest Juice of 2 limes Pinch of cumin 2 teaspoons salt For Tacos 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 medium red onion, cut in half and […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fresh Guacamole

Makes approximately 3 cups INGREDIENTS 6-8 avocados, ripe and soft, but not mushy ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine ½ cup tomatoes, chopped fine ½ cup white onions, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped fine 1 teaspoon cumin powder Salt 5-6 limes PREPARATION In a large mixing bowl mash avocados one by one […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , ,

Fresh Guacamole

Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS 4 avocados, ripe and soft, but not mushy ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine ¼ cup tomatoes, chopped fine ¼ cup white onions, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped fine 1 teaspoon cumin powder Salt Juice of 3 limes DIRECTIONS In a large mixing bowl mash avocados one […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Makes approximately 3 cups INGREDIENTS 3 cups red cherry tomatoes, chopped fine 2 medium yellow tomatoes, chopped fine ½ cup white onion, chopped very fine ½ cup red bell peppers, chopped very fine ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine 1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped fine 1 teaspoon cumin Juice of 3-4 limes Salt […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS 3 tomatoes, chopped fine ¼ cup white onion, chopped very fine ¼ cup red bell peppers, chopped very fine ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped fine ½ teaspoon cumin Juice of 2 limes Salt DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ger-Nis Jerk Cole Slaw

Serves 12 Ingredients For the dressing 1 clove garlic, chopped fine ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon habanero pepper, deseeded and chopped ½ teaspoon lime zest ½ teaspoon orange zest 1 pinch allspice, ground 1 pinch nutmeg, freshly grated 1 pinch cinnamon, freshly grated ½ teaspoon black pepper, ground 1 pinch salt […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ger-Nis Tabasco

Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, deseeded and chopped 3 jalapeño peppers, roasted, peeled and chopped 1 can chipotle chilies in adobo, chopped 3 cloves garlic, roasted 1 tablespoon salt 1 cup citrus champagne vinegar ½ cup water Zest of 2 limes Juice of 3 limes 1 teaspoon smoked salt Directions In a medium sauce pan, […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Grilled Corn with Stick Roasted Jalapeno Butter

Soak corn with the husks on in water for at least 5 hours.  We kept ours in a bucket in the river.  Place on a grill of hot coals and cook turning a few times for about 10 minutes.  Husks will char.  In the mean time stick a jalapeno on a stick or a skewer […]

categories: , , , ,

Guatemalan Chirmol

Makes approximately 1 ½ cups Ingredients 2 green onions 3 small vine ripened tomatoes 1 cup fresh corn 1 clove garlic 1 jalapeno pepper ¼ cup canola oil Juice of 1 lime ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon salt Directions Heat the oven to broil and on a baking sheet place green onions, tomatoes, […]

categories: , , , , , , , ,

Huevos Ranchero’s de Nissa

Serves 4-6 Ingredients Avocado or canola oil 1 medium red onion, chopped ½ jalapeño, deseeded and chopped ½ red pepper, chopped small ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved 6 eggs Salt Ger-Nis Tabasco ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Avocado (optional) ¼ cup cotija cheese Corn tortillas, warmed Directions In a medium sauté pan, heat […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Jalapeño Mango Margaritas

Makes 1 large pitcher

categories: , ,

Mexican Herbed Chicken Albondigas Soup

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the Meatballs 1 pound ground chicken Zest and juice of 2 limes ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine 1 teaspoon jalapeño pepper, chopped fine ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 tablespoon dried cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten For the Soup Olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Not-so-dull Dal

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 3 dried red chiles Pinch asafetida (optional) 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 jalapeño (cored and seeded to make more mild), finely chopped 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 1½ cups washed masoor dal or yellow […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Paches de Guatemala (Guatemala Potato Tamales)

Makes 8 tamales INGREDIENTS 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 2 green onions, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, deseeded and chopped fine 1 cup water Salt 6 tablespoons lard or margarine 1 pound potatoes, cooked and mashed 2 cups masa harina 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Panamanian Ceviche

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 pounds red snapper filets, cut into bite sized pieces 1 medium red onion, chopped fine 1 red pepper, chopped fine 1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped fine ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Juice of 5 to 6 limes 1 tablespoon salt (maybe more to taste) Directions Mix all ingredients gently […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Panamanian Sancocho

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 chicken breast, 1 chicken wing, 1 chicken thigh and 1 chicken drumstick Salt Pepper Vegetable oil (avocado oil preferred) 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 1 bunch green onions, chopped fine 1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped fine 1 cup yucca, chopped in ½ inch squares 1 […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pavo en Mole Verde

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS ½ pound tomatillos, husked ½ pound poblano chilies ¼ pound jalapeño chilies 1 bunch scallions, rinsed and roots removed 2 cups turkey stock 1 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted 1 bunch epazote 1 bunch culantro ¼ cup turkey fat 3 pounds turkey (dark meat) ½ pound nopales, spines removed and cut into pieces […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Peruvian Blue Potato Latkes

These latkes are colorful, vibrant and have a spicy tang that gives them a special kick.

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Peruvian Ceviche

Ceviche is the national dish of Peru, with records of the dish ranging back over 2000 years. Recipes for ceviche are diverse throughout the world and there is a great deal of argument about where ceviche originated and which country and culture has the “best “recipes. What we know of Peruvian ceviche and Peruvian seafood in general is that it is fresh, simple and clean and has been influenced over the years by the Asian culture that has been predominant in Peru. There are a couple of distinguishing characteristics when it comes to Peruvian ceviche, and besides for fresh parsley in addition to fresh cilantro the distinguishing marks are what it is served accompanied with; cold sweet potato, cold corn on the cob and of course the Peruvian staple Cancha or toasted cornnuts.

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pickled Red Onions

Makes 2 cups INGREDIENTS 1 large red onion, cut in half and sliced thin 1 jalapeño, sliced in half, deseeded and sliced thin ½ cup lime juice Zest of one lime ¼ cup citrus champagne vinegar or white vinegar ½ cup water ½ cup sugar in the raw 3 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black peppercorns […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , ,

Pico de Gallo

Makes approximately 2 cups INGREDIENTS 1 medium red onion, chopped fine ½ jalapeño, seeded and chopped fine ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine 2 medium tomatoes, flesh removed, chopped fine Juice of 2 lemons Dash of cumin 2 teaspoons maldon salt PREPARATION In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and let stand for […]

categories: , , , , , , ,

Roasted Tomatillo, White Onion & Jalapeño Salsa

Makes 2-3 cups Ingredients 10-12 medium tomatillos, quartered 1 medium white onion, peeled and quartered 2-3 jalapeños, cut in half and deseeded 2 pablano peppers, cut in half and deseeded 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cumin Juice of 1 lime ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. Place tomatillos and onions […]

categories: , , , , , ,

Roasted Tomatillo, White Onion & Jalapeño Salsa

Makes 2-3 cups Ingredients 10-12 medium tomatillos, quartered 1 medium white onion, peeled and quartered 2-3 jalapeños, cut in half and deseeded 2 pablano peppers, cut in half and deseeded 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cumin Juice of 1 lime ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. Place tomatillos and onions […]

categories: , , , ,

Savory Indian Crepes with Tomato-Shallot Chutney (Cheelas)

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For the crepes 1 cup chickpea flour (besan) 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon carom (ajowan) 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper ¾ cup water 1 jalapeño (cored and seeded to make more mild), finely chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro 1½ teaspoons canola oil For the chutney 1 tablespoon canola oil […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , ,

Savory Millet and Hominy Cakes with Cilantro Jalapeño Sauce

Makes 8 cakes The cakes can be seared in a pan instead of baked. For additional serving options, put a dollop of yogurt or some crumbled feta cheese on top. Or serve grilled chicken or fish on top of the cakes, and garnish with the sauce. Ingredients 2 tablespoons canola or olive oil for cooking, […]

categories: , , , ,

Spicy Black Bean Sweet Corn Tomato Salad

This salad is so delicious and quick to prepare, healthy as all heck, and CHEAP CHEAP to make! I eat it often when I am short on time. I used to sprinkle cotija cheese over the top, but since I am on my new, almost-vegan diet I have eliminated it and have not for a second had any complaints!

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Spicy Tomato Salad

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 medium red onion, chopped 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped 1 cup baby lettuce ¼ cup avocado oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon jalapeño, chopped superfine 2 teaspoons Ger-Nis Tabasco Salt Directions In a mixing bowl, toss together onions, tomatoes, cilantro and baby lettuce. In […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Spinach & Herb Meatloaf

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS 2 pounds extra lean ground turkey 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped fine 2 sprigs onions, chopped (including green parts) 1 cup fresh parsley leaves 2 tablespoons lemon thyme or regular thyme 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepper ¼ – ½ cup bread crumbs 2 eggs 1 tablespoon […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Three Bean Pork & Green Chili

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the Rub 2 tablespoons cumin 2 tablespoons green chili powder 2 tablespoons salt 3 pounds pork butt, cubed in 1-inch pieces For the Chili Vegetable oil 2 medium yellow onions, chopped 1 jalapeño, seeded, pith removed, and chopped 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed and chopped 3 poblano chilies, roasted, peeled, seeded, […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Vegetable, Bean, and Cheese Burritos

Serves 8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 medium white onion, chopped medium 1 red bell pepper, chopped medium 1 poblano pepper, chopped medium 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped fine 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 teaspoons salt ½ cup white rice 1 cup water 1½ cups […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Vietnamese Chicken Sandwiches (Banh Mi)

Makes 4-6 sandwiches Ingredients ½ cup rice vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt ¼ cup water 1 teapoon lime zest 4 inches of daikon radish, cut in super thin matchsticks about 2 inches long 2 medium carrots, cut into super thin matchsticks about 2 inches long 2 jalapeño peppers, sliced in rings 2 cloves […]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Watermelon Singe

1.5  ounces Jalapeño Infused Tequila* .75  ounce Sweet Cilantro Syrup* 1 ounce  ounces watermelon agua fresca* .5 ounces fresh lime juice Watermelon Slices (thin and round) Sugared Jalapenos* Place all the ingredients except the watermelon slices and sugared jalapenos in a shaker filled with ice and shake.  Strain into a coupe or martini style glass. […]

categories: , , , , , , ,

Zesty, Free Range Chicken Burger

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 pound chicken breasts (free Range) cut into cubes 1 teaspoon salt Zest of 1 lime Juice of 2 limes ¼ cup red onion, chopped fine ¼ cup red peppers, chopped fine ¼ cup cilantro, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, deseeded and chopped fine 1 tablespoon cumin powder Directions Grind all ingredients in […]

categories: , , , , , , , , ,