Pastas & Pizzas

Sonora Style Macaroni Salad

Sonora style macaroni salad
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Sonora Style Macaroni Salad

Sonora Style Macaroni Salad Recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 9, Episode 4 Carne Asada con la Familia
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: ham, macaroni, Mexico, noodles, pasta, pati’s mexican table, salad, Sonora, Sonoran, sopa
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 pound uncooked macaroni noodles
  • 1 cup fresh peas
  • 1 8-ounce jar roasted red peppers drained
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Mexican crema
  • 2 tablespoons sauce from sweet chipotles in adobo
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces thick cut ham
  • 2-3 ears fresh corn husked
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 2 ribs celery diced
  • 1/2 cup muenster cheese or your favorite cheese, diced
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Bring salted water to a boil over high heat in a large pot. Add macaroni noodles and cook according to package instructions, adding in the peas in the last minute of cooking. Drain the macaroni and peas into a colander and rinse with cold water until cooled.
  • Add the roasted peppers, mayonnaise, crema, chipotle sauce, yellow mustard, salt and pepper to a blender. Blend until very smooth. Pour the mixture into a large bowl, set aside.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Add the ham and corn to the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes, tossing and flipping occasionally, until the ham is browned on all sides and the corn starts to char. Remove the ham and corn from the grill. Chop the ham into 1/2-inch cubes and cut the corn from the cob. Transfer the corn and ham into the mayonnaise mixture. Add in the cooked macaroni and peas, along with the onion, celery, cheese and scallions. Toss everything together until coated. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

Sopa Fría de Pasta

Cheese and Shrimp Pasta Bake

Cheese and Shrimp Pasta Bake
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Cheese and Shrimp Pasta Bake

Cheese and Shrimp Pasta Bake recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8, Episode 12 “Home Cooking Sinaloa Style"
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: anaheim chiles, asadero cheese, chile de arbol, chiltepín chiles, green onions, mexican crema, Monterrey Jack cheese, Oaxaca cheese, pasta, pati’s mexican table, queso anejo, scallions, Shrimp, tomato paste, Tomatoes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 3 fresh Anaheim chiles
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 3 pounds ripe on the vine tomatoes washed and quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or to taste, divided, plus more to season shrimp
  • 1 6- ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon crushed dried chiltepín chiles chile de árbol, or red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound short and small pasta such as rigatoni or shells
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups Mexican crema
  • 1 cup grated asadero or quesadilla cheese can also substitute with Monterey Jack or Muenster
  • 1 1/2 cup grated Oaxaca cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated añejo cheese or parmesan
  • 3 to 4 scallions white and light green parts thinly sliced, for garnish

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Place the Anaheim chiles on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Put under the broiler for about 10 minutes, flipping a couple times in between, until charred on all sides. Immediately transfer the charred chiles to a plastic bag and seal tightly to sweat them for at least 5 minutes. Take the chiles out of the bag, let cool slightly, then peel off the skin and remove the stems and seeds. Coarsely chop the chiles and set aside.
  • Heat an oven-proof heavy bottomed skillet or casserole over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil and heat until the oil is rippling. Add the onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until it is translucent and starts to brown at the edges.
  • While the onion is cooking, add the tomatoes to a blender. Pulse in the blender until the tomatoes are crushed but are still a little chunky. Set aside until ready to use.
  • Add the garlic and chopped Anaheim chiles to the pan with the onion, stir, and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook for another couple minutes until the garlic starts to brown. Add the tomato paste, stir it into the vegetables, and let it cook and season for another minute. Pour in the crushed tomatoes from the blender and stir making sure to scrape the bottom of the pan to scrape up any browned bits. Season with the remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt and the crushed dried chiles. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes until the sauce has thickened and is flavorful. Turn off the heat when ready.
  • Set a rack on the upper third of the oven and preheat to 450°F.
  • Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the package instructions for al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Melt the butter and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil. When melted, sizzling, and hot, add the shrimp in a couple batches and season with salt and pepper to taste. Saute a couple minutes until the shrimp are just cooked. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl or plate and repeat with the remaining shrimp. Chop half of the shrimp, leaving half whole to top the pasta.
  • Add the pasta to the sauce along with the chopped shrimp and the crema and toss to coat. Top with the remaining whole shrimp and cover with the grated asadero, Oaxaca, and añejo cheeses. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the top is bubbling and golden brown. Sprinkle the top with scallions.

Notes

Cazuela de Pasta con Queso

Spicy Clam Chorizo Pasta

Spicy Clam Chorizo Pasta
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Spicy Clam Chorizo Pasta

Spicy Clam Chorizo Pasta from Pati's Mexican Table, Season 7, Episode 6 "Loreto: Baja’s Hidden Gem"
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chorizo, clams, mexican pasta, pasta, pati's mexican table
Servings: 4 to 5 Servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 dozen small littleneck clams
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 pound chorizo casings removed and chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 5 garlic cloves pressed or finely chopped
  • 2 chiles de arbol stemmed, chopped (keep the seeds), or more to taste
  • 1 cup light beer that you like to drink
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or to taste
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves

Instructions

  • Rinse and scrub the clams under cold water, making sure they are closed and unbroken. Discard any that aren’t closed. Drain well.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large pot or casserole set over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chorizo, breaking it into smaller pieces with two wooden spatulas or spoons, and fry until it begins to crisp and brown, about 4 minutes. Remove the chorizo with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl.
  • Add the 2 remaining tablespoons of olive oil to the rendered chorizo fat and reduce the heat to medium. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, for a couple minutes until softened. Add the garlic and chile de arbol and cook for a minute, until the garlic is fragrant and the chile de arbol begins to toast. Pour in the beer, add the salt, and once it comes to a simmer, incorporate the drained clams. Let it come to a simmer again, cover with a lid, and cook for 6 to 7 minutes, until the shells open.
  • Remove the lid and transfer the clams using a slotted spoon into a bowl, including the ones that may have fallen from the shells. Raise the heat to medium-high and continue to cook the beer-clam liquid for 6 to 7 minutes, so it strongly simmers and a lot of the alcohol evaporates. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and honey. Stir well, reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring once in between.
  • Meanwhile, bring salted water to a boil in a large pot. Add the spaghetti and cook until al dente, about 9 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove about 3 dozen clams from their shells and discard those shells. Remove the lid from the pot with the sauce and incorporate the cooked chorizo, shelled clams, and the clams still in their shells. Mix well.
  • Strain the spaghetti and add it to the sauce. Toss until it is coated. Transfer to a serving platter or individual bowls and garnish with the parsley and cilantro and serve.

Notes

Pasta con Salsa Picante de Chorizo y Almejas

Veggie Loaded Mexican Lasagna

Veggie Loaded Mexican Lasagna
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Veggie Loaded Mexican Lasagna

Veggie Loaded Mexican Lasagna recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 7, Episode 9 "The Godmother of Cabo Cuisine"
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican
Keyword: Corn, Lasagna, Mushroom, Poblano, Spinach, Vegetable, Vegetarian, Zucchini
Servings: 6 to 8 Servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

For the Spinach and Mushroom filling:

  • 1 pound baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 leek halved, rinsed, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 14-16 scallions white and light green parts thinly sliced (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and finely chopped or pressed
  • 8 ounces mushrooms cleaned and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups requesón or ricotta cheese

For the Zucchini, Poblano and Corn filling:

  • 2 zucchinis (about 1 pound) diagonally and thinly sliced to about 1/8”
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt or to taste, divided
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 large white onions halved, slivered
  • 4 poblano peppers roasted, sweated, cleaned, peeled and cut into julienne or slices
  • 1 ear of corn kernels shaved off (about 1 cup)

For the Salsa Roja (makes about 4 cups):

  • 2 pounds ripe tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 serrano or jalapeño chile more to taste
  • 1 1-inch thick slice of a large white onion (about 2 ounces), peeled
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth

To assemble the Lasagna:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter for greasing baking dish
  • 1 pound lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups grated Oaxaca or mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) grated Cotija cheese or Parmesano Reggiano

Instructions

To make the spinach and mushroom filling:

  • Bring salted water to boil in a medium saucepan. Once it is boiling, add the spinach and cook just for a minute, until it completely wilts. Drain and squeeze out as much water as possible with cheesecloth, a clean kitchen towel, or a wooden spoon. When cool enough to handle, coarsely chop and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add the leek and scallions and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic, stir, and cook for a minute, until fragrant. Raise the heat to medium high, wait a minute, and add the sliced mushrooms. Sprinkle in a teaspoon salt and black pepper, let them brown for a minute or two, and continue to cook until they let out their juices and begin to brown again, 4 to 5 minutes more. Once their juices have almost evaporated, add the chopped spinach, mix well, and continue cooking for another 4 to 5 minutes, until all the spinach juices evaporate. Turn off the heat, set aside, and let cool to room temperature.
  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs, add the requeson or ricotta cheese, the remaining teaspoon salt, and mix well. Combine with the spinach and mushroom mixture and set aside.

To make the zucchini, poblano and corn filling:

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat and season the zucchini slices with about ½ teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Once the oil is hot, working in batches, brown the zucchini slices for a minute or so per side and transfer to a platter covered with paper towels. Set aside when you are done.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil and the butter. Once the butter has melted, stir in the onions. Cook, stirring occasionally and scraping the bottom of the pan, for 7 to 8 minutes, until they have completely wilted and have browned around the edges. Add the poblano pepper strips and 1 teaspoon salt, stir, and continue to cook for another couple minutes. Make room in the middle of the pan, add the corn kernels and cook for a couple minutes, stirring to combine with the rest of the mix. Remove from the heat and taste for salt, adding more if need be. Set aside.

To make the salsa roja:

  • Place the tomatoes, garlic and chiles in a medium saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes, until the tomatoes are cooked and mushy. Place the tomatoes, garlic and chiles into a blender, along with the onion and salt and process until completely smooth.
  • Heat the oil in medium saucepan set over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, pour in the pureed tomato mixture, cover partially with a lid and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring here and there. Add the tomato paste and mix well. Pour in the chicken broth, stir, and cook for another 5 minutes, until well seasoned and thickened. Set aside.

To assemble the lasagna:

  • Generously butter a 9”x13” baking dish. Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot. Cook the lasagna noodles per package instructions, or for 8 to 9 minutes, stirring them as they cook so they won’t stick. Drain and immediately lay them out them on an oiled baking sheet.
  • Set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spread about 1/2 cup tomato sauce onto the bottom of the buttered baking dish. Place a layer of cooked lasagna noodles over the sauce, draping them so they coat the entire surface. Spread half the spinach and mushroom filling over the noodles.
  • Place a second layer of cooked lasagna noodles. Top with half of the poblano and corn mixture and half of the zucchini slices. Cover with about a cup of the salsa roja.
  • Place a third layer of cooked lasagna noodles. Top with the other half of the spinach and mushroom filling.
  • Place a fourth layer of cooked lasagna noodles. Add the remaining half of the poblano and corn mixture, the rest of the zucchini slices, and about a cup of the salsa roja.
  • Place fifth layer of cooked lasagna noodles and cover with the remaining cup of tomato sauce. Add the grated Oaxaca or mozzarella cheese, and top with the Cotija cheese or parmesano reggiano.
  • Cover the baking dish loosely with aluminum foil, making sure it is tight all around the edges, but that there is a lot of space over the cheese - like a tent or bubble - so the aluminum is not very close to the cheese on top.
  • Place baking dish on a baking sheet and put into the oven. Bake for 40 minutes, then carefully remove the aluminum foil and return to the oven for another 25 to 30 minutes. The top should have melted, browned and begun to crisp along the edges. Remove from the oven and let the lasagna sit for 10 minutes before cutting into it.

Notes

Lasagna de Verduras a la Mexicana

Tres Quesos Chicken Pasta

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Tres Quesos Chicken Pasta

Tres Quesos Chicken Pasta recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 12 "Cheesy"
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: ancho chiles, cheese, chicken, cotija cheese, Muenster cheese, Oaxaca cheese, pasta, pati's mexican table, queso anejo
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon kosher or coarse sea salt plus more for salting the water
  • To taste freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 pound dried spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cubed Oaxaca cheese
  • 1 cup cubed asadero or muenster cheese
  • Fresh cilantro chopped, for serving
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso añejo or cotija for garnish

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil over high heat.
  • In a medium bowl combine the garlic, chili powder, oregano, salt, and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Add chicken to the bowl and toss until chicken is coated in the rub.
  • Once the water is boiling, cook the spaghetti until al dente, or according to package instructions. Strain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  • In a large casserole set over medium-high heat, melt the butter with the oil. Once it melts, add the chicken and cook until all sides are browned, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the flour and continue to brown for another 30 seconds.
  • Pour in the milk and cream, scraping the bottom and sides of the pan to remove browned bits. Add 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water – or more if desired. Let the liquids come to a simmer and reduce until they begin to thicken.
  • Add the Oaxaca and muenster cheese, saving the cojita for the topping. Once the cheese is slightly melted, take off the heat and stir in pasta. Stir until the pasta is completely coated and the cheese is melted. Serve hot. Garnish with a sprinkle of cilantro and cotija cheese.

Notes

Pasta de Pollo con Tres Quesos

Yucatecan Style Lasagna

yucatecan style lasagna recipe
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Yucatecan Style Lasagna

Yucatecan Style Lasagna recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 5, Episode 7 “Izamal: Gold & God”
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: achiote paste, beer, Chorizo, edam cheese, ground beef, Lasagna, orange juice, pasta, pati's mexican table, ricotta, Yucatán Peninsula
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound Mexican chorizo casings removed, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large red onion finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons achiote paste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 4 cups homemade chicken broth or store bought, divided
  • 1 cup light beer
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 pound lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups Edam cheese grated

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a casserole over medium-high heat. Add chorizo and beef and cook for 6 to 7 minutes until it starts to brown. Make room in the middle, add onion, garlic and bell pepper, and cook for 9 to 10 minutes until vegetables have completely softened, juices have all been absorbed, and meat has browned further.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender, puree orange juice, lime juice, achiote paste, tomato paste, oregano, salt and a cup of the chicken broth, until completely smooth.
  • Pour beer into the casserole with the meat and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until it starts cooking off. Reduce heat to medium and pour in the achiote paste mixture. Stir and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until sauce is very thick. Add crushed tomatoes and the rest of the chicken broth, mix very well, reduce heat to lowest possible setting and cover. Cook for 20 minutes, uncover, raise heat to medium heat and cook for 10 more minutes, then turn off heat.
  • Place rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cook 1 pound of lasagna noodles in salted water with a splash of olive oil until al dente. Drain.
  • Coat the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish with about one cup of meat sauce. Drape pasta sheets, covering bottom of the pan entirely. Cover with about 1/3 of the remaining sauce, then add 1/3 of the ricotta cheese in dollops all spread out. Cover with more draped pasta, repeat with 1/3 of the sauce and 1/3 of the ricotta cheese. Repeat one more time and add the Edam cheese on top.
  • Lightly cover the pan with aluminum foil and place in the oven for 40 minutes. Remove foil and leave in the oven for another 20 minutes, until cheese is completely melted, crisp and browned and lasagna is completely set.

Notes

Lasaña Yucateca

Carne Asada and Cebollitas Pizza

carne asada pizza
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Carne Asada and Cebollitas Pizza

Carne Asada and Cebollitas Pizza recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 6 “Mexamericana”
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time2 hrs 55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, beef, carne asada, chiles de arbol, Maggi sauce, pati's mexican table, pizza, steak
Servings: 1 10- to 12-inch pizza
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 chile de arbol stemmed
  • 2 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup Maggi sauce or soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 8 ounces flank steak or skirt steak
  • 3 spring onions or 1 bunch scallions (5 to 6), trimmed to bite size pieces, including white and light green part of stems, plus more for garnish
  • 8 ounces pizza dough
  • All-purpose flour for dusting work surface
  • 1/2 cup tomato pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1/2 ripe Mexican avocado pitted, meat scooped out and sliced, for garnish
  • cilantro leaves for garnish
  • 1 lime cut into wedges, for garnish

Instructions

  • To make the marinade, toast the chile on a small skillet over medium heat for less than a minute per side, until toasted but not burnt. In a blender or food processor, puree the chile with the garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Maggi sauce and lime juice. Divide marinade, reserving 1/4 cup for the onions and the rest for the steak.
  • Place the steak in a zip-lock bag or shallow dish and pour all but 1/4 cup marinade over it to coat. Cover (if in a dish) and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to overnight, turning the meat once.
  • Remove the steak from the marinade. Place in an oven-proof dish and broil for 3 minutes per side. Alternatively, you can grill it for the same amount of time over medium-high heat. You want to cook the meat to somewhere between rare and medium rare. Set aside to rest for 5 to 10 minutes, then slice and cut into 1 to 2-inch pieces, across the grain.
  • Place the spring onions or scallions in a medium bowl with remaining 1/4 cup marinade.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, stretch dough into a 10 to 12-inch circle and place on a pizza stone or in a cast-iron pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and spead on 1/2 cup of the pizza sauce leaving a 1/2-inch border all the way around. Top with 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, place the meat and onions (without their marinade) all over. Reserve the onion marinade for people to add as extra sauce once the pizza is done. Add the remaining mozzarella cheese. Transfer back to the oven and bake until cheese is melted and crust is crisp, about 12 to 14 more minutes.
  • Transfer to a cutting board and serve the pizza topped with sliced avocado, cilantro leaves, sliced scallions and lime wedges. Drizzle on some reserved onion marinade, too.

Foolproof Pizza Dough

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Foolproof Pizza Dough

Foolproof Pizza Dough recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 6 “Mexamericana”
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: dough, pati's mexican table, pizza
Servings: 2 10- to 12-inch pizzas
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup lukewarm water (110-115 degrees)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 2 teaspoons kosher or coarse sea salt

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the yeast with the olive oil and the lukewarm water. Once it is well mixed, add the sugar and stir well.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour with the salt. Make a well in the middle and add the yeast mix. Use your hands to incorporate it all together until it is fully combined, about 2 minutes. Let the dough rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Flour your counter and your hands generously, remove the dough from the bowl and knead until the dough goes from being sticky and gooey to very elastic, smooth and malleable. It will take anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes. Add more flour to your counter and hands as need be.
  • Divide the dough in half, form into two balls and wrap them each in plastic wrap. Place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before using, or up to 3 days.
  • Bring the dough back to room temperature, without removing the plastic wrap, before using.

Notes

Masa para Pizza Fácil

Poblano, Corn and Zucchini Pizza

poblano corn zucchini pizza
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Poblano, Corn and Zucchini Pizza

Poblano, Corn and Zucchini Pizza recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 6 “Mexamericana”
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Corn, pati's mexican table, pizza, poblanos, requesón, ricotta, Zucchini
Servings: 1 10- to 12-inch pizza
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 poblano chile roasted, sweated, peeled and cut into 1 inch strips
  • 1 small zucchini shaved into zucchini ribbons with a peeler or mandoline (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 1/3 cup corn kernels fresh or thawed from frozen
  • 1/4 cup slivered red onion
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle or ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • All-purpose flour for dusting work surface
  • 1/2 pound pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup tomato pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh ricotta cheese or requesón
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, toss to combine the poblano chile strips, zucchini ribbons, corn, red onion, olive oil, lime juice, chile powder and salt.
  • On a lightly floured surface, stretch the dough into a 10 to 12-inch circle and place on a pizza stone or in a cast-iron pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and spread on 1/2 cup pizza sauce, leaving a 1/2-inch border all the way around. Top with 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, then using a slotted spoon to leave the juices in the bowl, spoon on the poblano, zucchini and corn mixture. Add the remaining mozzarella cheese, and then place about 8 mounds, about a heaping teaspoon each, of ricotta cheese on top. Transfer back to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and the crust is crisp, about 12 to 14 more minutes.
  • Transfer to a cutting board, sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired, and serve.

Notes

Pizza de Chile Poblano, Elote y Calabacitas

Mexican Style Pasta with Tomato Sauce, Chorizo & Fresh Cream

Mexican style pasta
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Mexican Style Pasta with Tomato Sauce, Chorizo & Fresh Cream

Mexican Style Pasta with Tomato Sauce, Chorizo & Fresh Cream recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 1, Episode 9 “Chorizo”
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, chipotles in adobo, Chorizo, mexican crema, pasta, pati's mexican table, queso fresco, Tomatoes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs ripe Roma tomatoes about 6 to 8 tomatoes
  • 1 medium clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup tomato cooking liquid
  • 1/2 medium white onion coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3/4 tsp kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 oz fresh uncooked Mexican chorizo casings removed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp safflower or corn oil
  • 8 oz dried spaghetti, angel hair or fettuccine broken into smaller pieces
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 to 2 tbsp sauce from canned chipotles in adobo plus 1 whole canned chipotle chile for more heat (optional)
  • 6 oz queso fresco, farmer’s cheese, or a mild feta crumbled
  • Mexican or Latin cream as much as needed (!) or substitute for creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 1 ripe Mexican avocado halved, peeled, cut into slices

Instructions

  • Place tomatoes and garlic in a medium saucepan. Add water to cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Simmer for about 10 minutes, until the tomatoes are thoroughly cooked, they look mushy and the skins have started to come off.
  • Transfer the tomatoes, 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and garlic to a blender along with the onion, salt and pepper. Let cool slightly and puree until smooth.
  • Cook the chorizo in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat for 5 to 6 minutes, until it has browned and crisped; use a wooden spoon or spatula to break it into smaller pieces as it cooks. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked chorizo to a bowl.
  • Add oil to the same skillet used to cook the chorizo, over medium-high heat. Add the spaghetti or fettuccine pieces and cook for a few minutes, stirring often, until the pasta changes color and starts to brown. Do not let it burn!!
  • Pour the tomato puree on the pasta. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until the sauce thickens and the color darkens to a deeper red. Add the chicken broth, bay leaves and adobo sauce, plus a whole chipotle chile in adobo, if desired.
  • Mix well, cook uncovered for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring often to keep the pasta from sticking, until the pasta is cooked through and the tomato sauce has thickened considerably. Discard the bay leaves.
  • Add the chorizo and stir to incorporate. Divide among individual plates; serve hot, topped with crumbled cheese, fresh cream and avocado slices.

Notes

Pasta Seca con Jitomate, Chorizo y Crema

Chipotle Chicken Pasta Casserole

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4.78 from 9 votes

Chipotle Chicken Pasta Casserole

Chipotle Chicken Pasta Casserole recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 7 “Cooking with the Fans”
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Casserole, chicken, chipotles in adobo, mexican crema, Monterrey Jack cheese, mozzarella, Oaxaca cheese, onion, pasta, pati's mexican table, Tomatoes
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped white onion
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt divided, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus more to taste to season chicken
  • 2 tablespoons sauce from chipotles in adobo or to taste
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce seeded, or to taste, optional
  • 1 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 1 pound penne or elbow pasta
  • 3 cups chicken broth homemade or store bought
  • 2 cups grated melty cheese such as Oaxaca, Monterey Jack or mozzarella, 8 ounces
  • 1 ripe Mexican avocado halved, pitted, meat scooped out and cut into slices (optional for garnish)
  • Mexican crema Latin-style cream, crème fraiche or sour cream (optional for garnish)

Instructions

  • Place the tomatoes and garlic in a medium (3-quart) saucepan and cover with water. Set over medium-high heat and simmer until the tomatoes are thoroughly cooked and the skins have started to come off, about 10 minutes. Transfer the tomatoes and garlic, along with 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, to a blender or food processor. Once it has cooled slightly, add the onion, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, adobo sauce, and chipotle chile if using, and puree until smooth.
  • Sprinkle chicken with oregano, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and pepper to taste. Heat 4 tablespoons oil in a large, deep and thick casserole or skillet set over medium-high heat. Once hot, sear the chicken thighs about 2 to 3 minutes per side until browned. Remove from skillet, reserve in a bowl.
  • Pour the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil into the casserole, set over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the pasta. Fry the pasta for a few minutes, stirring constantly, until browned, but not burnt, and it smells toasty. Pour the tomato puree over the pasta. It will jump all over the casserole, so you may want to use the lid as a shield over the casserole. Stir, cover partially and let the sauce cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it darkens and cooks into a thick puree consistency.
  • Nest the browned chicken thighs in the pasta, pour the chicken broth on top, stir gently, cover tightly, reduce heat to low and cook for 25 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Remove the lid, sprinkle the cheese all over the pasta and place the casserole uncovered in the oven. Bake anywhere from 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese has completely melted and begun to lightly brown. Serve hot. You may garnish with avocado slices and Mexican crema. Cut into thick slices and serve as you would a cake, since there will be a light crust on the bottom and sides and top.

Notes

Cazuela de Pasta con Pollo y Chipotle

Basic Pizza Sauce

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3 from 2 votes

Basic Pizza Sauce

Basic Pizza Sauce recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 6 “Mexamericana”
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: pati's mexican table, pizza, sauce
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped or pressed
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes or 2 pounds of fresh tomatoes (quartered and pureed)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher or course sea salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they have completely softened and begun to brown around the edges. Add the garlic, stir and cook for a minute until fragrant and tanned. Pour in the tomatoes, sprinkle with salt and oregano, stir, cover the pot partially (sauce will want to splatter all over your counters) and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • Use what you need and store the rest tightly covered in the refrigerator for further use.

Notes

Salsa de Pizza Básica

Guajillo and Garlic Pasta

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Guajillo and Garlic Pasta

Pasta con Guajillo y Ajo recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 3, Episode 11 “Mex-Italian!”
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cotija, garlic, guajillo chiles, pasta, pati's mexican table, rosemary, spaghetti
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thin spaghetti or vermicelli
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried and crumbled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh marjoram or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 5 guajillo chiles stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
  • kosher or coarse sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated queso Cotija Parmigiano-Reggiano, Romano, ricotta salata, or Pecorino Romano
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh parsley optional for garnish

Instructions

  • Bring salted water to a rolling boil. Add the pasta and let it come to a boil again. Boil, uncovered, until pasta is al dente, about 7 to 8 minutes. Scoop out 1 cup of the pasta cooking water and set aside. Drain the pasta.
  • In a large skillet or casserole, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once it is hot, but not smoking, add the garlic and cook just until fragrant, 20 to 30 seconds, stirring continuously. Stir in the rosemary, oregano, thyme and marjoram, and cook for 30 to 40 seconds. Add the guajillo chiles and cook, continuing to stir, for another 20 to 30 seconds. You want them to gently brown, but not burn.
  • Add the pasta to the skillet and toss well. Pour in the reserved pasta water, toss and cook for another couple minutes. Remove from the heat. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve garnished with freshly grated cheese and chopped parsley.

Notes

Pasta con Guajillo y Ajo

Mac ‘N Cheese Mexicano

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4.41 from 5 votes

Mac 'N Cheese Mexicano

Mac 'N Cheese Mexicano recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 3, Episode 6 “American Classics, My Way”
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: bacon, cheese, Corn, Monterrey Jack cheese, mozzarella, onion, pasta, pati's mexican table, poblanos, Zucchini
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 pound penne or elbow-shaped pasta
  • 3 large poblano chiles rinsed, stemmed, seeded and cut into large chunks, about 3/4 pound
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter plus more for buttering the dish
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups grated Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese plus 1 cup for topping
  • 1 cup grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesano-Reggiano cheese plus 1/2 cup for topping
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 cup corn kernels shaved from the cob or thawed from frozen
  • 1/2 pound chopped zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini)
  • 5 to 6 slices of bacon fried and cut into chunks (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot and cook pasta until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Butter a large baking dish.
  • In the jar of a blender, puree the poblano chiles and milk until completely smooth. Strain into a bowl, pressing with the back of a wooden spoon to make sure you get mostly liquid.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat. Once it has melted and begins to bubble, add the flour. Cook, stirring continuously to make a roux or paste until you get the desired color (I go for light brown and a toasty aroma), about 2 minutes. Pour the poblano chile mixture into the roux or paste, stirring as you do. Add salt and freshly ground pepper and cook until the sauce thickens, about 10 to 12 minutes, occasionally stirring. If it gets lumpy, you can smooth the sauce by beating with a whisk. Add 3 cups of Monterey Jack cheese and 1 cup of Pecorino Romano, mix well, remove from heat and stir until well combined.
  • In a large skillet set over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and cook until completely soft and translucent, about 6 to 8 minutes. Add the corn kernels and cook for a couple minutes. Add the zucchini, sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, mix well and set aside. We don’t want to cook the zucchini here, as it will cook in the oven.
  • In the large pot, where the pasta was cooked, add the drained pasta, poblano chile sauce and sautéed vegetables, gently toss to mix. If using fried bacon, add it in here! Pour into a buttered baking dish, top with the remaining grated cheeses and place in the oven until the top layer of cheese has melted and begun to crisp along the edges, about 25 to 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Notes

Mac 'N Cheese a la Mexicana