Lemon grass makes a nice houseplant and a continuous supplier of lemony stalks–simply root a stalk in water and then plant it in a pot.
Spicy Lentil Stew with Killer Sausage
This stuff freezes well, it’s hearty, and you can adjust the heat level easily up or down, simply by adding more or less fresh habanero chile.
Grilled Shrimp Cocktail Mazatlan-Style
A Mexican coctel de camarones tends to be a lot spicer than one traditionally served north of the border, and the shrimp is grilled rather than boiled, which adds a different flavor dimension.
Avocado and Serrano Salsa
I thought I’d never say this, but sometimes, I get tired of guacamole. And yet, I still want avocado. This avocado and serrano salsa is a go-to choice for those rare moments. Avocado and Serrano Salsa Print Recipe Heat Scale: Medium Servings 2 cups Servings 2 cups Avocado and Serrano Salsa Print Recipe Heat Scale: Medium Servings 2 cups Servings …
Posole (Pork and Posole Corn)
This dish is traditionally served during the Christmas season in New Mexico, when a pot simmering at the back of the stove provides a welcoming fare for holiday well-wishers. I can’t remember any holiday party or dinner that I’ve attended that this stew hasn’t been served. At my house this is a staple on Christmas Eve. I always have a …
Grilled Crab-Stuffed Cherry or Jalapeno Peppers
We don’t usually think about grilling pickled peppers, but for some reason they turn out great. Just remember not to over-grill the peppers or they may blacken on the outside. Note that although some commercial cherry peppers are called “hot” by the manufacturers, they are usually rather mild. This recipe is reminiscent of the wonderful canned stuffed jalapeños from Mexico–in fact, this recipe works with pickled jalapeños as well.
Thai Lemon Grass Marinade
Lemon grass makes a nice houseplant and a continuous supplier of lemony stalks–simply root a stalk in water and then plant it in a pot. Put it in partial sun and it will grow and separate. This marinade is excellent with chicken and fish. Warning: the marinade tastes so good your will want to drink it. Go ahead, call it lemon grass tea. Use this marinade for poultry, fish, or pork, or as a dressing for a salad. Dave serves it over noodles and calls it a pseudo-curry.
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