Baked Corn & Wheat Cumin Cilantro Chips

Makes approximately 3 cups Ingredients 10-12 whole wheat tortillas, cut into 3 inch triangles 12-15 corn tortillas, cut into 3 inch triangles 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted Juice of 1 lime Salt Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut tortillas and place in a large bowl. In […]

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: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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 Tortillas (Masa Fresca)

Makes 1 pound masa (10 small tortillas) INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup masa harina ¾ cups very hot water DIRECTIONS Mix the salt and the masa harina together and then add the hot water a little bit at a time, until the mixture resembles a course meal. Mix it together and form dough. […]

categories: , , , ,

Grilled Flour and Corn Tortillas

A simple and easy approach to cooking tortillas is to throw them on the grill.

categories: ,

Guatamalan Pollo en Peppian Tacos (Chicken Tacos with Pumpkin Seed Sauce)

Makes 20 tacos INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 1 chicken breast, skinless 2 chicken thighs, skinless 2 chicken legs, skinless ½ large white onion (half reserved), chopped 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup green pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 whole allspice berries 3 […]

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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Jamaican Jerk Pulled Chicken and Sweet Turnip Tacos & Cotija Cheese

Serves 6-8 Ingredients ½ a medium yellow onion, chopped fine 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped ½ habañero pepper, deseeded and chopped ½ tablespoon lime zest ½ tablespoon orange zest ½ teaspoon allspice, ground ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated ½ tablespoon black pepper, ground […]

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

Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork Tacos

Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS ½ a medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped ½ habañero pepper, deseeded and chopped ½ tablespoon lime zest ½ tablespoon orange zest ½ teaspoon allspice, ground ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated ½ tablespoon black pepper, ground ½ teaspoon […]

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

Masa Fresca

Makes 2 pounds of Masa – enough to make at least 24 small tortillas INGREDIENTS 1 pound dried corn Water 1 teaspoon cal (mineral lime) PREPARATION Rinse the corn, and put it into a pot with enough water to cover the kernels by at least 1-inch. Add the cal, and bring the water up to […]

categories: , , , , ,

Roasted Carrot & Parsnip, Beef & Sundried Tomato Tacos with Red Chili Parsley Chimichurri

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 pound skirt steak 2 medium carrots, cut into thin 2 inch strips 2 medium parsnips, cut into thin two inch strips ½ medium white onion, halved and sliced ½ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped fine (good quality ones) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked 1 teaspoon […]

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

Roasted Cauliflower & Spinach Whole Wheat Tacos with Tomatillo Sauce

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon cumin 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon lime zest 2 cups cauliflower florets (bite size) 1 medium red onion, halved and sliced 2 cups baby spinach Whole wheat tortillas Sharp cheddar cheese (I use a local raw jalapeno) Lime […]

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

Shredded Chicken Mole Verde Tostadas

Makes 15 tostadas INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 1 chicken breast, skinless 2 chicken thighs, skinless 2 chicken legs, skinless ½ large white onion (half reserved), chopped 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup green pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 whole allspice berries 3 […]

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

Shredded Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS ½ tablespoon cumin ½ tablespoon chili powder ½ teaspoon cumin seeds Zest of 1 lime 1 chicken breast Salt/pepper 1½ tablespoons canola oil ½ a large white onion, chopped medium 1 poblano pepper, chopped Juice of 1 lime 3 whole chipotle peppers in adobe, chopped ¼ cup tomato sauce 3 tablespoons chicken […]

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

Summer Squash and Portobello Taco

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon avocado oil 1 white onion, chopped fine 2 zucchinis, chopped fine 1 portabella mushroom, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, chopped fine Juice and zest of 1 lime 1 tablespoon cumin Salt Tortillas, soft or hard, for serving Monterey Jack cheese (optional) […]

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