Chipotle Grilled Chicken Breast
Spicy Mexican inspired grilled chicken breasts will turn any backyard BBQ into a fiesta! Chipotles are hot! So only add as many as you like.
Lamb Shanks with Cilantro Sauce
A few years back Lima, Peru was named the culinary capital of the Western Hemisphere. With such deceptively simple yet delirious delicious food one can see why. This is my take on a traditional lamb stew called Seco Cordero. Pisco is a Peruvian spirit made from grapes similar to but not exactly like Grappa. You can substitute Grappa or leave it out entirely.
Looking for ideas for the quinoa you picked up at Trader Joes? Here's a dairy and wheat free breakfast porridge thick, rich and delish for those cold mornings in the Andes. Those with nut allergies may wish to substitute soymilk or regular cow for the almond. Adjust sugar to your taste or substitute with Agave syrup or black strap molasses(use half as much). This recipe can easily be doubled.
Echo Park Black Bean Dip
A simple recipe from southern California where high quality ingredients are paramount. I learned this from a woman who owns a food cart and serves blues corn quesadillas with huitlacoche and various other Mexicali ingredients. I give original ingredients first which can be found for lack of a better term at Latino markets and for lack of a better term average American equivalents following.
Chorizo Omelet w/Fried Red Pepper Sauce
This is a Spanish inspired omelet thats perfect for the weekend for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Sun Dried Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Spread
This highly flavored spread goes great with pita bread or grilled veggie sandwiches
Hard Boiled Eggs
Back to the basics. It's surprising how the simplest of things sometimes get looked over. The first time I tried to hard boil an egg I had no idea how to go about it. A lot can go wrong. Here's the best way I found for perfect eggs.
A cajun classic made with a peanut butter roux, if you never made a roux before this is a good one to try on. The key is time and patience.
Avocado Mango Salsa
Yowzers! Sweet and hot salsa with tangy mangoes and floural habaneros great with pork, chicken or fish or just with chips. You can omit the habeneros and add red bell peppers for a non-spicey version, but then again, why would you want to?
Green Chile Stew
Hearty New Mexico inspired dish that can be made vegetarian simply by omitting the pork. This can be labor intensive and will test your multi-tasking skills if already roasted chiles are not available
Blackened Tilapia w/Secret Hobo Spices
I found this recipe in the pocket of a sleeping hobo lying by the railroad tracks. Where a hobo gets Tilapia from I have no clue.