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Deep-Fried Chilies

Deep-Fried Chilies
vegetable oil
green chilies, red chilies or jalapenos
Special equipment: Electric deep fryer.

Place the oil in the deep fryer according the manufacturers instructions.
Heat the oil to 360 degrees F.
Place the chilies in the basket and deep fry for 1-2 minutes , depending on the size of the chilies.
Remove and place on paper towels to drain.

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

1-1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp shallots, finely chopped
1 cup onions chopped
2 cups basmati rice
2-1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground oregano
1 tsp fennel seeds, toasted
3 cups free-range chicken stock
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
8 oz feta cheese with tomato and basil, crumbled
2 large cubanelle peppers, seeded and chopped
cilantro leaves, chopped [...]

Roasted Chayote Squash

Roasted Chayote Squash
Adapted from The New Steak
2 chayote squash, cut into 8 pieces (just like you would cut up an apple)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp kosher salt
pinch of cayenne pepper (Adjust according to your taste)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the chayote pieces in olive oil to coat, then sprinkle with salt and cayenne [...]

Strip Steak with Tequila-Avocado Sauce

Strip Steak with Tequila-Avocado Sauce
Adapted from The New Steak
2 striploin steaks
2 tsp kosher salt
olive oil
2 tbsp peanut oil
freshly ground black pepper
Tequila-Avocado Sauce
4 tomatillos (about 1/3 cup) I use canned tomatillos so no peeling or cooking is required – just core them
1/2 tsp hot sauce
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1/3 cup cilantro leaves, [...]

What’s on the Menu for Tomorrow: Latin Flavors

I hate when this happens late in the evening when my stomach is growling a little and I go into the kitchen to search for food. Ward’s sitting at the kitchen table making up a grocery list, and he announces his plans for tomorrow. And it sounds so good, I wish it was time for [...]