You can’t beat a hearty bowl of green chile stew on a cold winter night. Try this version with smoked pork and New Mexican green chiles!
This year I used about a pound of Las Cruces Cayenne pods to cook up a sweet and spicy Thai sauce. This sauce is thicker than “Louisiana Styel” hot sauce, and is less vinegary. Have fun!
As part of the Burn! Blog’s ongoing pumpkin-related coverage, I decided to fool around with a jar of Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa with Roasted Tomatillo, produced by Chef Rick Bayless’ Frontera Foods company. Throw it into a slow cooker with a pork tenderloin, and a few hours later you have a great autumn meal.
Basically, pastrami is what you get when you smoke a side of corned beef, instead of boiling it. After doing some research online and talking to German friends who had attempted it, we decided to give pastrami-making a try.
Here’s a blow-by-blow description of how to make classic New Mexico-style chiles rellenos. Creating truly great chiles rellenos requires a bit of effort, but once you’ve had that first cheesy, glorious bite, you’ll be glad you took the time.
There’s something about the richness of red curry paste that is incredibly satisfying to the palate; in fact, I find that even a small portion of good red curry leaves me feeling sated—much more so than a comparable amount of Chinese food, for instance.
Late August is the time of year when the day-glo orange-and-yellow fungus called Chicken of the Woods crops up on the dead and dying trees in the deep woods. I recently had the pleasure of spending a few days wandering the forest around Juneau, Alaska, where I went hunting for some of this edible mushroom.