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Mixed Nut Salsa Macha

Mixed Nut Salsa Macha
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3.75 from 4 votes

Mixed Nut Salsa Macha

Salsa macha defies anypreconception you may have about salsas. Instead of tomatoes ortomatillos, it has nuts – tons of them! Use it as a topping for avocado toast,guacamole, soft scrambled eggs, or whatever else you can dream up.
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Salsa, Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Salsa
Servings: 3 cups approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 9 dried guajillo chiles stemmed, seeded, and cut into small squares with scissors
  • 4 to 5 dried chiles de árbol stemmed and cut into small rings (with seeds)
  • 8 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted pistachios coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup amaranth seeds
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons dark brown sugar or grated piloncillo
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add the chiles, garlic, and nuts and cook, stirring, until lightly toasted and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the amaranth seeds. Scrape into a bowl and let cool.
  • Mix the vinegar, brown sugar, and salt into the chile mixture. Let sit, covered, for at least 8 hours before serving to allow the chiles to soften.
  • The salsa will keep, tightly covered, for a few weeks in the refrigerator.

Notes

Salsa Macha con Muchas Nueces

Frozen Tequila Piña Colada

Frozen Tequila Pina Colada
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4.6 from 5 votes

Frozen Tequila Piña Colada

My take on a Piña Colada. Being Mexican, I opted for Reposado tequila over rum and since I like it super smooth and creamy, I use coconut gelato.
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: lime, pineapple, tequila
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 2-ounce scoops coconut gelato or sorbet
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • 2 ounces Gran Centenario Reposado Tequila
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup ice
  • 2 to 3 pieces candied pineapple on a skewer to garnish, optional
  • Flaky sea salt optional

Instructions

  • Put the gelato, frozen pineapple, tequila, pineapple juice, and lime juice in the blender and puree until smooth. Add the ½ cup of ice and pulse until desired consistency. Pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with candied pineapple on a skewer and a sprinkle with the sea salt, if desired.

Notes

Piña Colada con Tequila

Tequila Sunrise Spritz

Tequila Sunrise Spritz
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4.75 from 4 votes

Tequila Sunrise Spritz

A fizzy twist on the world-famous Tequila Sunrise, which I call a Tequila Sunrise Spritz because it’s topped off with sparkling white wine.
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: lime, orange juice, tequila
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Gran Centenario Reposado Tequila
  • 3 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce Aperol
  • 2 ounces Prosecco or any white sparkling wine
  • Splash seltzer water

Instructions

  • In a mixing glass, add the tequila, orange juice, and lime juice and stir to combine. Add ice to a tall chilled glass, such as a highball glass, and pour in the Aperol. Follow with the tequila mixture, and top with the Prosecco and a splash of seltzer.

Lime Paleta Charro Negro

Charro Negro with Lime Paleta
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2.75 from 4 votes

Lime Paleta Charro Negro

The name Charro Negro references the beautiful black suits that the Mexican horsemen or “charros” wear, and it’s made with Mexican cola, fresh lime juice, and tequila. I garnish it with a lime paleta that you can bite into at the end.
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: lime, tequila
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Gran Centenario Plata Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Mexican Cola to top
  • Lime paleta for garnish

Instructions

  • Add tequila and lime juice to a glass, stir, and top with Mexican Cola. Insert the lime paleta and serve. Eat the paleta as you sip the drink!

Notes

Charro Negro con Paleta de Limón

Tangerine Chile Gran Paloma

Tangerine Chile Gran Paloma
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3.6 from 5 votes

Tangerine Chile Gran Paloma

The Paloma is one of Mexico’s favorite ways to drink tequila, and I put my own spin on it using tangerine and a chile de árbol infused agave syrup.
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: agave syrup, chile de arbol, tangerine, tequila
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

For the chile de árbol agave syrup:

  • 6 chiles de árbol
  • 1 cup agave nectar
  • ¾ cup water

For the paloma:

  • Lime slice to rim the glass
  • Salt to rim the glass
  • 2 ounces Gran Centenario Añejo Tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces fresh squeezed tangerine juice
  • Seltzer water to top
  • Tangerine slice for garnish

Instructions

To make the chile de árbol agave syrup:

  • Add the chile de árbol, agave, and water to a small saucepan and set over medium heat, bring to a simmer. Lower heat to medium and let simmer for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool to room temperature (do not refrigerate, the mixture will seize) and strain.

To make the paloma:

  • Rim a chilled glass with lime and salt. Add the tequila, lime juice, tangerine juice, and 1 ounce of the chile de árbol agave syrup to a shaker, add ice, and shake. Strain into the rimmed glass with ice. Top with a splash of seltzer water and garnish with a tangerine slice.

Notes

Gran Paloma de Mandarina con Chile

Honey Ginger Margarita

Honey Ginger Margarita
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4.5 from 6 votes

Honey Ginger Margarita

A twist on the margarita with a delicious honey ginger syrup.
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: ginger, honey, lime, orange, tequila
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

For the honey ginger syrup:

  • 1 cup honey
  • ¼ cup fresh ginger peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup water

For the margarita:

  • Salt to rim the glass
  • Crushed ice to put in the glass
  • 2 ounces Gran Centenario Reposado Tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

To make the honey ginger syrup:

  • Add the honey, ginger, and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower heat to medium low and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Let cool to room temperature and strain before using.

To make the margarita:

  • Rim a glass by dipping it into honey ginger syrup and then into salt. Add crushed ice to the glass.
  • In a shaker add the tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and 1 ounce of the honey ginger syrup. Shake until well mixed. Pour into the rimmed glass with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

Notes

Margarita de Miel con Jengibre

Guacamole Salsa

guacamole salsa
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3.8 from 5 votes

Guacamole Salsa

Guacamole Salsa recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 10 “Quiero más Tacos”
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, cilantro, jalapeno, serrano, tomatillos
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 pound tomatillos husked and rinsed
  • 1 garlic clove peeled
  • 1 jalapeño chile
  • 1 serrano chile
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and upper stems
  • 1 large avocado halved pitted, meat scooped out, and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or more to taste

Instructions

  • Place the tomatillos, garlic clove, and chiles in a medium saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, until the tomatillos are mushy and very soft but have not begun to break apart.
  • With a slotted spoon, transfer the tomatillos, chiles, and garlic to a blender. Add the onion, cilantro, avocado, and salt and puree until smooth.
  • Serve at once, or transfer to a container, placing a sheet of plastic wrap directly against the surface before topping with the lid to keep the nice green color. The salsa can be refrigerated for a couple of days. Stir before you use it.

Notes

Salsa de Guacamole

Apple Jicama Cucumber Slaw

fried shrimp tacos
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5 from 6 votes

Apple Jicama Cucumber Slaw

Apple Jicama Cucumber Slaw recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 10 “Quiero más Tacos”
Course: Garnish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: apple, chipotles in adobo, cucumber, jalapeno, Jicama, mexican crema
Servings: 5 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

For the slaw:

  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1/2 small jicama
  • 1/3 cup slivered red onion
  • 1 serrano or jalapeño chile thinly sliced into rounds

For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons Mexican crema
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon sauce from chipotles in adobo
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

To make the slaw:

  • Cut the apple, cucumber, and jicama into thin 3-inch matchsticks. Toss in a large bowl with the red onion and chile.

To make the dressing:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, crema, vinegar, mustard, lime juice, adobo sauce, celery seed, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss. This is best served within one hour of preparing.

Notes

Ensalada de Jícama, Manzana y Pepino

Fried Shrimp Tacos with Apple Jicama Cucumber Slaw and Guacamole Salsa

fried shrimp tacos
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Fried Shrimp Tacos with Apple Jicama Cucumber Slaw and Guacamole Salsa

Fried Shrimp Tacos recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 10 “Quiero más Tacos”
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Antojos, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chipotle, cucumber, flour tortillas, guacamole, Jicama, Salsa, Shrimp
Servings: 4 to 6
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

For the shrimp:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more to season shrimp
  • 1 1/4 cups seltzer
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined (tails off)
  • Oléico safflower oil

Instructions

  • Combine the flour, cumin, chipotle, and salt together in a medium bowl. Whisk in the seltzer water to make a batter.
  • Season the shrimp with salt.
  • In a heavy, wide skillet or casserole, pour oil to a depth of 4 inches and heat over medium for at least 5 minutes. Test the heat by dipping a wooden spoon or the tip of a piece of shrimp into the oil — it should bubble happily around whatever you introduce into it. Set a cooling rack on a baking sheet and cover the rack with paper towels. If you don’t have a cooling rack, just cover the baking sheet with paper towels.
  • Dip the shrimp into the batter and carefully drop into the hot oil. Fry until golden and crisp, turning once, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to the cooling rack and season with salt.
  • Serve the shrimp on a warm tortilla topped with the slaw and guacamole salsa.

Notes

Tacos de Camarón con Ensalada de Jícama, Manzana y Pepino y Salsa de Guacamole

Mushroom Tacos with Chile de Árbol Salsa

Mushroom Tacos
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4.5 from 4 votes

Mushroom Tacos with Chile de Árbol Salsa

Mushroom Tacos with Chile de Árbol Salsa recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 10 “Quiero más Tacos”
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chile de arbol, cilantro, corn tortillas, Mushroom, Salsa
Servings: 6 tacos
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 pound mixed mushrooms such as maitake, crimini, shitake, sliced into ¾ inch pieces
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons Chile de Árbol Salsa plus more to serve
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves and upper stems, chopped, plus more to garnish
  • 6 warm corn or flour tortillas
  • Cilantro flowers to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot add the garlic and thyme and once the garlic begins to just lightly brown around the edges, add the mushrooms. Let them cook for 3 minutes, then stir and season with salt. Again, let them sit undisturbed for 2-3 minutes, or as needed, allowing any liquid to cook off and until they are deeply browned. Once browned, stir in the chile de árbol salsa and cook for one minute while stirring, so the mushrooms absorb the flavor. Stir in the vinegar and the chopped cilantro. Remove from heat.
  • Spoon onto warm corn tortillas and garnish with cilantro and/or cilantro flowers, if using. Serve with extra chile de árbol salsa.

Notes

Tacos de Champiñones con Salsa de Chile de Arbol

Chile de Árbol Salsa Verde

chile de arbol salsa verde
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4.84 from 6 votes

Chile de Árbol Salsa Verde

Chile de Árbol Salsa Verde recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 8 “The Heart of Tequila”
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chile de arbol, tomatillos
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds tomatillos husked and rinsed
  • 4 chiles de árbol stemmed
  • 1 thin slice of white onion
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Place the tomatillos on a baking sheet and place under the broiler. Roast and char for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping in between, until completely charred, juicy and softened. Alternatively, char them on a grill or a hot comal.
  • Transfer to a blender along with chiles de árbol, a thin slice of white onion and salt. Puree until smooth.

Salsita Tapatía

Salsita Tapatía
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4.58 from 7 votes

Salsita Tapatía

Salsita Tapatía recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 5 “Escaramuza”
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chile de arbol, tomatillos, Tomato
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe roma tomatoes
  • 1 pound tomatillos husked and rinsed
  • 4 to 5 chiles de árbol stemmed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 thin slice of white onion
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan add the tomatoes and tomatillos and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, and cook until soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Place the cooked tomatoes and tomatillos in a blender along with the chiles de árbol, oregano, onion slice, and salt, and puree until smooth. Adjust salt if necessary.

Birriadillas

Birriadillas
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5 from 6 votes

Birriadillas

Birriadillas recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 5 “Escaramuza”
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Antojos, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Ancho, corn tortillas, Guajillo, lamb, lime
Servings: 2 birriadillas
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat a large non-stick sauté pan or comal over medium heat. Add two tortillas and top with shredded cheese and a generous scoop of shredded birria. Cover with the remaining two tortillas.
  • Heat until the tortillas on the bottom become lightly toasted and cheese starts melting. With the help of a spatula, flip to the other side and let it heat and crisp a bit. I like to wait until the cheese oozes out, browns and crisps a little! Transfer to a plate and slice in half or quarters. Serve with salsita tapatía or salsa of your choice.

Tres Chiles Guacamole

Tres Chiles Guacamole
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2.6 from 5 votes

Tres Chiles Guacamole

Tres Chiles Guacamole recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 4 “Los Mariachis”
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Antojos, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, cilantro, jalapeno, lime, serrano
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 jalapeño minced
  • 1 dried chile de árbol minced
  • 1 serrano minced
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 large ripe Mexican avocados pitted and diced
  • 5 ounces (1 cup) multi-colored cherry tomatoes halved

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients, except for the avocado and tomatoes, in a molcajete and mash or mix until pasty. Add the avocado and mash until you reach your desired consistency. Fold in the tomatoes, taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

Notes

Guacamole con Tres Chiles

Tepache

Tepache
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3.8 from 5 votes

Tepache

Tepache recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 3 “Jalisco Classics”
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cinnamon, piloncillo, pineapple
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 4 liters, or 16 cups, water
  • 1 pound piloncillo or dark brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 ripe pineapple or about 3 cups
  • 1 cup lager beer

Instructions

  • Using the traditional big earthenware jug (or a large pot), bring to a boil the 16 cups water along with the piloncillo, cinnamon stick, and whole cloves. Simmer, stirring once in a while, for about 10 minutes or until the piloncillo has dissolved.
  • While the water is simmering, wash the pineapple thoroughly, and remove the stem and bottom. Cut it into 2 inch cubes, without taking off its rind.
  • Once the flavored water is ready, turn off heat and add in the pineapple chunks and cover. Let rest for 2 days, or 48 hours, in a warm area of your kitchen. The mixture will begin to ferment and bubble on the surface. Add a cup of lager beer, stir well, and let it sit for up to 12 hours more. Don’t let it ferment much longer, or you may end up with vinegar instead!
  • Strain tepache through a fine strainer or cheesecloth, and serve very cold. You can either refrigerate it or serve over ice cubes.

Notes

Pineapple Drink

Avocado and Cucumber Salad

Avocado and Cucumber Salad
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4.84 from 6 votes

Avocado and Cucumber Salad

Avocado and Cucumber Salad recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 1 “Welcome to Guadalajara”
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, cotija, cucumber, jalapeno, mexican crema
Servings: 4 to 6
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe Mexican avocados halved, pitted and cut into chunks
  • 1 large English cucumber cut into chunks
  • 3 to 4 scallions thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons Mexican crema
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • Juice and zest of one lime
  • 1 small garlic clove peeled and pressed or minced
  • 1 jalapeño stemmed and minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • Crumbled cotija cheese for garnish

Instructions

  • Combine the avocado, cucumber, and scallion in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the crema, yogurt, lime juice and zest, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, and salt.
  • Pour the crema dressing over the avocado and cucumber salad and toss to combine. Adjust seasoning, sprinkle with cotija, and serve immediately.

Chile Charred Pork Sandwich with Panela Cheese, Crema and Pickled Jalapeños

Chile Charred Pork Sandwich
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4.41 from 5 votes

Chile Charred Pork Sandwich with Panela Cheese, Crema and Pickled Jalapeños

Chile Charred Pork Sandwich recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 1 “Welcome to Guadalajara”
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pork, Sandwich
Servings: 6 to 8 sandwiches
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Slice bolillos in half lengthwise. Spread a couple tablespoons of refried beans on the bottom halves. Top each bottom half with a generous amount of shredded Chile Charred Pork, a slice of panela cheese, a drizzle of Mexican crema, and a few pickled jalapeños slices. Add the top layer of bread, cut in half, and serve.

Notes

Lonche de Tatemado de Puerco, con Queso Panela, Crema y Jalapeños

Pickled Grape Salad

Pickled Grape Salad
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4.5 from 8 votes

Pickled Grape Salad

Pickled Grape Salad Recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 9, Episode 10 Sabores Norteños"
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Comino, cumin, divine flavor, Ensalada, grapes, Mexico, orange juice, pati’s mexican table, pickled, salad, serrano chiles, Sonora, Sonoran, uva
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Cotton Candy grapes or green seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 serrano chile halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds toasted and crushed
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1 rib celery sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves roughly chopped

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, toss the grapes with the serrano, lime and orange juices and zests, cumin, red onion, celery, salt and olive oil and toss until fully coated. Add the cilantro and mint and toss to incorporate.

Notes

Ensalada de Uva con Comino

Watermelon Grape Margarita

Watermelon Grape Margarita
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4.34 from 6 votes

Watermelon Grape Margarita

Watermelon Grape Margarita recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 9, Episode 10 "Sabores Norteños"
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cocktail, Gran Centenario, grapes, jalapeno, lime, Margarita, sandía, serrano chiles, tequila, uva, watermelon
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Gran Centenario Plata Tequila or tequila blanco
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup simple syrup more or less depending on how sweet your fruit is
  • 2 cups frozen Gummyberries grapes or red seedless grapes, plus a few fresh for garnish
  • 2 cups frozen watermelon
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 slices jalapeño or serrano chile seeded (optional)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until very smooth. Divide between 4 glasses and garnish with a wedge of lime and a few fresh grapes.

Notes

Margarita de Sandía con Uva

Asparagus with Chiltepín

Asparagus with Chiltepin
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4.34 from 6 votes

Asparagus with Chiltepín

Asparagus with Chiltepín recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 9, Episode 9 "Cooking for my Crew in Sonora"
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: asparagus, chiltepín chiles, Espárragos, Mexico, pati’s mexican table, pecans, Sonora, Sonoran
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus stalks peeled and trimmed of dry ends
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 4 to 5 dried chiltepin chiles crushed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

Instructions

  • Preheat grill or griddle to medium high heat. Brush asparagus with oil and season with the salt.
  • Grill for about 8 to 10 minutes, flipping as they char and begin to soften.
  • Meanwhile, heat a small saute pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and butter and once it begins to bubble, add the pecans, cook for about a minute. Add the crushed chiltepin chiles, mix and cook for another minute. Remove from the heat. Add the lime juice and stir.
  • Place grilled asparagus on a plate, spoon butter pecan mixture on top.

Notes

Espárragos con Chiltepín

Sonoran Style Shrimp and Scallop Tostada

Sonoran Style Shrimp and Scallop Tostada
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Sonoran Style Shrimp and Scallop Tostada

Sonoran Style Shrimp and Scallop Tostada recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 9, Episode 7 "Legends of the Sonoran Sea"
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Antojos, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cachoreada, chiltepín chiles, mayonnaise, Mexico, pati’s mexican table, Salsa, Scallops, Shrimp, Sonora, Sonoran, tostadas
Servings: 6 to 8 big tostadas
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

For the mayonnaise:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Pinch of kosher or sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the tostadas:

Instructions

To make the mayonnaise:

  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise with the lime zest. Season with salt and black pepper. Mix well and set aside.

To make the tostadas:

  • Have the three salsas prepared and ready to use, and the tostadas within reach.
  • Season the shrimp and scallops with the salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil in a very large skillet over high heat. Once the butter has begun to foam, add the shrimp. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes per side, just until nicely seared and browned on the outside but not overcooked inside. Scrape into a bowl. Return the skillet to the heat, add the remaining butter and oil, and once the butter foams, add the scallops. Cook for a minute per side, until the tops and bottoms are browned and the middles are no longer translucent, and remove from the heat. The scallops should be medium rare. As soon as you can handle them, slice thin and set aside.
  • Spread about a tablespoon of the mayonnaise on each tostada, top with a layer of sliced scallops, a couple of tablespoons of the salsa bandera, and then a layer of the shrimp. Crown with avocado slices. Top the avocado slices with a couple of tablespoons of salsa negra and add apple chiltepin salsita or another hot sauce to taste. Serve immediately, passing more salsa negra around the table for people to add as desired.

Notes

Cachoreada

Multipurpose Prepared Sauce

Multipurpose Prepared Sauce
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4 from 5 votes

Multipurpose Prepared Sauce

Multipurpose Prepared Sauce recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 9, Episode 7 "Legends of the Sonoran Sea"
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Salsa, Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chipotles in adobo, cocktail sauce, lime, Maggi sauce, Milusos, Multipurpose, negra, preparada, Prepared, Salsa, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce
Servings: 1 2/3 cups approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Maggi sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2/3 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup sauce from chipotles in adobo sauce
  • Couple tablespoons pickling vinegar from pickled jalapeños en vinagre
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix together well. Use right away or cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Notes

Salsa Preparada Negra Milusos

Avocado and Radish Salad

avocado and radish salad
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Avocado and Radish Salad

Avocado and Radish Salad recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 9, Episode 6 "Sonoran Family Favorites for Sami"
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, cucumber, Mexico, pati’s mexican table, radish, salad, vinaigrette
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bunch radishes washed, stemmed and cut into thin wedges
  • 1 bunch radish leaves washed and dried, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber halved and sliced
  • 2 ripe avocados halved, pitted, meat cut into 1-inch pieces

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together lime and lemon juice, vegetable and sesame oil, salt and pepper. Add the radishes, radish leaves, cucumber and avocado and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Notes

Ensalada de Aguacate con Rabanitos

Sonora Style Carne Asada Tacos

Sonora style carne asada tacos
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Sonora Style Carne Asada Tacos

Sonora Style Carne Asada Tacos recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 9, Episode 4 "Carne Asada with La Familia"
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Antojos, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef, carne asada, flour tortillas, Sonora, Sonoran, tacos
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

For the carne asada:

  • 1/4 large white onion for cleaning the grill
  • Beef fat cut from the meat if fatty, tallow or vegetable oil, for greasing the grill
  • 2 pounds beef top sirloin sliced into 1/2-inch steaks
  • 2 pounds beef chuck eye roll sliced into 1/2-inch steaks
  • 4 teaspoons kosher or sea salt or to taste (about 1 teaspoon per pound of meat)

Instructions

To grill the carne asada:

  • Start a charcoal or gas grill. Gas should be set to high, charcoal is ready when the coals are red but entirely covered with gray ash and you can only hold your hand above them, about 5 or 6 inches away, for about 4 to 5 seconds before it becomes too hot.
  • Clean and season the grill by rubbing a quarter of a white onion over the grill, using a pair of tongs. Next, rub the beef fat, tallow or vegetable oil over the grill to further season it.
  • Working in batches if necessary, place the meat on the hot grill. Season the top of the meat generously with salt just before you put it on the grill, salted side up. Or salt it once it is on the grill.
  • Grill for 4 to 5 minutes, until the bottom has seared, deep grill marks have developed, and the meat juices have started rising and bubbling over the top. Flip over and grill for another 3 to 4 minutes for medium-rare. Remove the meat and place in a lidded dish or container. Cover while you grill the remaining meat. Allow the meat to rest for 5 minutes before cutting.
  • One by one, take out the pieces of meat and cut into 1/2-inch dice or slice thin. Place the cut up meat back into the dish and cover to keep warm as you work.
  • Reduce the heat of the grill to medium if using gas. If using charcoal, set the tortillas on a cooler part of the grill. Heat the flour tortillas for about 1 minute per side, until puffed, lightly browned and completely heated through. Keep warm in a clean kitchen towel or tortilla warmer and bring to the table.

To assemble the tacos:

  • Spread some refried beans on the middle of a warm flour tortilla, add a generous amount of meat, then top the meat with salsa and guacamole to taste. Your taco should be so full that it’s difficult to close it!

Notes

Tacos de Carne Asada de Sonora

Carne Asada Lorenza

carne asada lorenza
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Carne Asada Lorenza

Carne Asada Lorenza recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 9, Episode 4 "Carne Asada with La Familia"
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Antojos, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef, carne asada, corn tortillas, Lorenza, Mexico, Oaxaca cheese, pati’s mexican table, Salsa, Sonora, Sonoran
Servings: 12 tacos
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut the prepared carne asada into 1/2-inch dice and keep warm in a covered dish.
  • Reduce the heat to medium if using a gas grill, and if using charcoal use a cooler part of the grill for heating the tortillas. Brush the tortillas with water and sprinkle with salt to taste on both sides. Toast on the grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until lightly browned and crispy on both sides.
  • Slather about 2 heaped tablespoons of refried beans on each crisp corn tortilla. Top with 1/4 cup grated cheese. Place back on the grill, cheese side up, and heat until the cheese melts and the tortilla turns a darker brown. Transfer to a platter, top with a generous amount of meat, and bring to the table. Let your guests add salsa tatemada and chile verde guacamole to taste.

Notes

Lorenza de Carne Asada

Sonoran Roasted Salsa

Sonoran Roasted Salsa
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Sonoran Roasted Salsa

Sonoran Roasted Salsa recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 9 Episode 904 "Carne Asada with La Familia"
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Salsa, Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: anaheim chiles, carne asada, Mexico, new mexico, pati’s mexican table, Salsa, Sonora, Sonoran, tacos
Servings: 2 cups approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ripe roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound fresh chile verde or Anaheim, Fresno or New Mexico chiles
  • 1/4 large white onion peeled and cut into two
  • 2 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the broiler with the rack adjusted at the highest setting. Cover a baking sheet with foil and place on the tomatoes, chiles, white onion and garlic cloves. Broil for about 10 minutes, flipping the vegetables over halfway through, until charred and the tomatoes are mushy and beginning to release their juices. Remove from the heat.
  • Alternatively, you can toast the vegetables on a comal over medium heat, flipping them over every 4 to 5 minutes, until charred.
  • Place the chiles in a plastic bag, or in a bowl and cover tightly with plastic. Allow the chiles sweat and cool. Then stem, peel and seed the chiles under a thin stream of water. Peel the garlic cloves.
  • Coarsely chop the roasted tomatoes (don’t remove the skin, seeds or core), onion and cleaned chiles and place in a bowl, along with the garlic, and mix with a fork. Alternatively, you can mash them all together in a molcajete. Add the lemon juice and salt to taste, and serve. The salsa will keep for 5 days in the refrigerator.

Notes

Salsa Tatemada

Chile Verde Guacamole

chile verde guacamole
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Chile Verde Guacamole

Chile Verde Guacamole Recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 9 Episode, 4 "Carne Asada con La Familia"
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Basic Recipe, Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: anaheim chiles, Avocado, chile verde, cilantro, guacamole, Mexico, pati’s mexican table, Salsa, serrano, serrano chiles, Sonora, Sonoran
Servings: 2 cups approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 serrano chile finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves and upper part of stems
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or to taste
  • 3 ripe avocados halved, pitted, meat scooped out
  • 1 chile verde such as Anaheim, Fresno or New Mexico, roasted or charred, stemmed, peeled and diced

Instructions

  • Combine the serrano chile, cilantro, onion, and salt in a bowl or a molcajete and mash and mix together. Add the avocado and mash and mix together. Add the roasted, diced Anaheim chile and stir and mash until the ingredients are nicely incorporated. Taste, adjust salt, and serve.

Notes

Guacamole de Chile Verde

Picadillo Chile Relleno

picadillo chile relleno recipe
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Picadillo Chile Relleno

Picadillo Chile Relleno recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 9, Episode 1 "Tucson: Gateway to Sonora"
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: anaheim chiles, cerdo, chile, chile relleno, chili, ground pork, Picadillo, pork, stuffed
Servings: 8 to 10 chiles rellenos
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 fresh anaheim chiles about 3 pounds
  • 3 to 4 cups pork picadillo
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 eggs separated
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For serving:

Instructions

First, prepare the chiles for stuffing:

  • Roast or char the Anaheim chiles by either placing them on a tray under the broiler, directly on the grill, or directly over the open flame. I prefer to broil them because you can do more at one time, and it just seems faster and easier. Whatever method you choose, turn them every 2 to 3 minutes for a total of 6 to 9 minutes. They must seem charred and blistered on the outside, and the flesh must be cooked but not burnt.
  • Once charred and hot, place the chiles in a plastic bag, close it tightly, and let them sweat for at least 10 minutes. Lastly, under a thin stream of cold water, or using a bowl of water, remove the charred skin, which should come right off. Make a slit down one side of the chile and remove the cluster of seeds and veins.

Second, stuff your chiles:

  • Stuff each chile with about 1/3 cup picadillo or as much as will fit allowing them to close. You may seal with a toothpick.
  • Place 1/2 cup all purpose flour on a plate, roll the stuffed chiles in the flour, and let them sit. The flour coating will help the batter coat and stay on the chiles later on.

Third, prepare your batter:

  • In a mixer, beat the egg whites until they can hold stiff peaks. Gently, over low speed, fold in the egg yolks and only beat enough to incorporate them, a few seconds.

Fourth, batter and fry the chiles:

  • In a large casserole, heat about 1/2” depth of oil, over medium to medium-high heat. Once hot, test the oil by dipping in a piece of tortilla or bread — if there are active and happy bubbles all around it, the oil is ready. If and when oil is ready, dip each of the stuffed and floured chiles into the egg batter, making sure that they are entirely covered in batter. Gently place them in the hot oil, trying to keep the side that was open or sealed with the toothpick facing up. Spoon some of the hot oil on top, so that it will seal the chile. Make as many as will fit in the casserole without overcrowding them. Fry for about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Make sure you flip them gently with a slotted spoon. Once ready, place on a paper covered drying rack or platter.
  • (Note: If you are going to eat later, you may warm up the chiles in a baking dish in a 300℉ oven for 10 minutes.)
  • To make tacos, place the chiles rellenos in flour tortillas and top with shredded cabbage, colorado chile salsa, Mexican crema, and crumbled queso Cotija or queso fresco.

Notes

Chile Relleno de Picadillo

Cheese Chile Relleno

cheese chile relleno recipe
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Cheese Chile Relleno

Cheese Chile Relleno recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 9, Episode 1 "Tucson: Gateway to Sonora"
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: anaheim chiles, cheese, chile, chiles rellenos, chili, chilli, queso, queso Oaxaca, relleno, stuffed, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 to 10 chiles rellenos
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 fresh anaheim chiles about 3 pounds
  • 3 cups shredded queso Oaxaca or asadero, quesadilla or melty cheese of your choice
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 eggs separated
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For serving:

Instructions

First, prepare the chiles for stuffing:

  • Roast or char the Anaheim chiles by either placing them on a tray under the broiler, directly on the grill, or directly over the open flame. I prefer to broil them because you can do more at one time, and it just seems faster and easier. Whatever method you choose, turn them every 2 to 3 minutes for a total of 6 to 9 minutes. They must seem charred and blistered on the outside, and the flesh must be cooked but not burnt.
  • Once charred and hot, place the chiles in a plastic bag, close it tightly, and let them sweat for at least 10 minutes. Lastly, under a thin stream of cold water, or using a bowl of water, remove the charred skin, which should come right off. Make a slit down one side of the chile and remove the cluster of seeds and veins.

Second, stuff your chiles:

  • Stuff each chile with about 1/3 cup cheese or as much as will fit allowing them to close. You may seal with a toothpick.
  • Place 1/2 cup all purpose flour on a plate, roll the stuffed chiles in the flour, and let them sit. The flour coating will help the batter coat and stay on the chiles later on.

Third, prepare your batter:

  • In a mixer, beat the egg whites until they can hold stiff peaks. Gently, over low speed, fold in the egg yolks and only beat enough to incorporate them, a few seconds.

Fourth, batter and fry the chiles:

  • In a large casserole, heat about 1/2” depth of oil, over medium to medium-high heat. Once hot, test the oil by dipping in a piece of tortilla or bread — if there are active and happy bubbles all around it, the oil is ready. If and when oil is ready, dip each of the stuffed and floured chiles into the egg batter, making sure that they are entirely covered in batter. Gently place them in the hot oil, trying to keep the side that was open or sealed with the toothpick facing up. Spoon some of the hot oil on top, so that it will seal the chile. Make as many as will fit in the casserole without overcrowding them. Fry for about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Make sure you flip them gently with a slotted spoon. Once ready, place on a paper covered drying rack or platter.
  • (Note: If you are going to eat later, you may warm up the chiles in a baking dish in a 300℉ oven for 10 minutes.)
  • To make tacos, place the chiles rellenos in flour tortillas and top with shredded cabbage, colorado chile salsa, Mexican crema, and crumbled queso Cotija or queso fresco.

Notes

Chile Relleno de Queso

Sonoran Hot Dogs

Sonoran Hot Dog
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Sonoran Hot Dogs

Sonoran Hot Dogs, courtesy of Daniel Contreras of El Güero Canelo Restaurant, from Pati's Mexican Table, Episode 13, "How Do You Say Tucson?"
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Antojos, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Arizona, bacon, Hot Dog, Mexican, Sonoran, Tucson, Turkey Hot Dog
Servings: 4 hot dogs
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 turkey hot dogs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 4 güero chiles or banana peppers
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 1 cup cooked pinto beans warmed up

Toppings:

  • Chopped raw white onion
  • Chopped tomato
  • Jalapeño hot sauce or salsa of your choice
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise

Instructions

  • On a cutting board, roll one slice of bacon around each hot dog. Place the tip of the hot dog over one end of the bacon slice, then roll the hot dog around and around on the diagonal so that the bacon wraps around it and covers it entirely. If you get to the end of the hot dog and there is still some bacon left, roll back in the other direction until the whole strip of bacon is rolled around the hot dog.






  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon-wrapped hot dogs and cook, turning every 2 to 3 minutes, until crisped and browned on all sides. Remove from the skillet and set aside.



  • In the same skillet, heat the vegetable oil and add the 1 cup chopped white onion. Sauté the onion until it softens and becomes translucent, about 5 minutes. Scrape into a small bowl and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, char the güero chiles on a hot comal or skillet set over medium heat for 3
    to 6 minutes. Turn it once or twice, until its skin has lightly charred. Remove from heat.

To assemble:

  • Place one bacon-wrapped hot dog in a bun, then spoon on a generous tablespoon of warm pinto beans and about a tablespoon of the cooked onion. Top with some chopped raw onion, chopped tomato, hot sauce or salsa, mustard, and mayonnaise. Repeat with the remaining hot dogs and serve each one with a charred güero chile on the side.

Notes

Courtesy Daniel Contreras, El Güero Canelo Restaurant

Canela Pumpkin Torito

Over the years, and traveling all around to different cities, I’ve realized it’s incredible how much you can learn about Mexican food being in the US. Because Mexicans you meet here come from so many different parts of Mexico, each with their own unique regional cuisine and traditions.

Such was the case when Nándo and Germán responded to my post on social media wondering if anyone in New York would be willing to invite me over for lunch, while I was there for work earlier this month.

Nándo and Germán generously welcomed me into their home in Brooklyn. Where their friends were waiting, including Cristina who traveled all the way from Arizona. I was so thrilled to meet them!

Germán, whose family is in Puebla, made his mom’s adobo for me. Meanwhile, since they were so kind to open their doors to me and do the cooking, drinks were on me. So I brought the tequila. I whipped up a version of a traditional drink from Veracruz for everyone, called a torito. A name I love because torito translates to “little bull,” which refers to the little kick it gives. It can be deceiving because it’s so sweet and creamy.

Since pumpkin is such an essential ingredient in Mexico, I did a pumpkin torito this time. It has pumpkin puree, canela or true cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla, and sweetened condensed milk. To give it that kick, I use Gran Centenario Añejo Tequila – its deep, rustic, caramelly flavor goes harmoniously with the pumpkin.

When the meal was ready, I felt like I was in a fonda back in Mexico. Nándo made my arroz rojo to go with Germán’s adobo chicken, and we had pinto beans on the side. It was phenomenal, really delicious and comforting.

I felt honored Germán made his mom’s adobo for me, as sharing family recipes truly means a lot.

If Nándo and Germán weren’t already kind enough, they let me bring along my production team and their cameras. So you can watch what happened in the video below…

And, of course, I want you to be able to try my spiced up canela pumpkin torito for the holidays. The recipe is below, so invite over some friends, grab a bottle of tequila, and whip up a batch.

Canela Pumpkin Tortito
Canela Pumpkin Torito
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Canela Pumpkin Torito

Since pumpkin is such an essential ingredient in Mexico, I did a pumpkin torito. It has pumpkin puree, canela or true cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla, sweetened condensed milk, and a splash of tequila (or leave it out if you choose).
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: canela, cinnamon, cocktail, Fall, frappe, holiday, pumpkin, spiced, tequila, torito
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Gran Centenario Añejo Tequila
  • 2 12-ounce cans evaporated milk
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup smooth pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground canela or true cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Ice to serve

Instructions

  • Place the tequila, evaporated milk, condensed milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, canela or cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in the blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to a pitcher, cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Alternatively, you may pour directly over ice cubes or add some ice cubes to your blender and make it a frappé! In any case, serve very cold.

Notes

Torito de Calabaza y Canela

Banana and Habanero Salsa

banana and habanero salsa
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Banana and Habanero Salsa

Banana and Habanero Salsa recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8, Episode 13 “How Do You Say Tucson?”
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: banana, Chipotle, habanero, Maggi sauce, orange juice, oregano, pati’s mexican table, Salsa
Servings: 2 cups approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1 pinch dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 pinch ground chipotle chile
  • 1 teaspoon Maggi sauce or more to taste
  • 5 peeled bananas sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 fresh habanero chiles stemmed and seeded

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix the melted butter with the salt, garlic powder, dried oregano, ground chipotle chile, and Maggi sauce. Add the bananas and toss to coat.
  • Set a nonstick saute pan over medium heat and once hot, saute the bananas until completely cooked, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Place bananas in the jar of a blender along with the orange juice and the habanero chiles. Puree until smooth.

Notes

Salsa de Habanero con Plátano, courtesy Chef Maria Mazon of Boca Tacos

Habanero Shrimp Burger with Habanero Tartar Sauce

Habanero Shrimp Burger
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Habanero Shrimp Burger with Habanero Tartar Sauce

Habanero Shrimp Burger with Habanero Tartar Sauce recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8, Episode 10 “Surfside Eats"
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, bacon, burger, carrots, cilantro, habanero, lime, mayonnaise, pati’s mexican table, Shrimp, tartar sauce
Servings: 6 burgers
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 habanero chile seeded and finely chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped cilantro leaves and upper part of stems
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup peeled and chopped carrot
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt plus more to sprinkle on burgers
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds medium-sized shrimp rinsed, peeled and patted dry, divided
  • Vegetable oil to brush on the burgers
  • 6 brioche or burger buns lightly toasted before serving
  • 6 butter lettuce leaves
  • 1 batch Habanero Tartar Sauce
  • 12 slices of bacon cooked until crisp
  • 1 ripe avocado halved, pitted, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a food processor, add the habanero, lime juice, cilantro, mayonnaise, carrot, egg, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and a quarter pound of the shrimp. Pulse until completely smooth. Add the remaining shrimp and pulse a couple times, until you have a coarse ground meat mixture.
  • Cover a small sheet pan or tray with wax paper. Put some lukewarm water in a bowl and use it to wet your hands as you shape the mixture onto 6 burger patties. Place them on the prepared baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan on medium heat. Generously brush the shrimp burger patties with oil and sprinkle with salt. Place on the grill or grill pan and cook for about 5 minutes per side, until browned on both sides and the color inside has changed to a darker pink.
  • Lightly toast the buns in the oven or on a heated skillet. On the bottom half, place a lettuce leaf, some habanero tarter sauce, a shrimp burger, a couple slices of bacon, a couple slices of avocado, more tartar sauce to taste, and top with the top bun. Repeat with the rest of the burgers.

Habanero Tartar Sauce

Habanero Tartar Sauce
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Habanero Tartar Sauce

Habanero Tartar Sauce recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8, Episode 10 “Surfside Eats"
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: cilantro, green onions, habanero, lime, mayonnaise, mint, scallions, tartar sauce
Servings: 1 1/2 cups approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 packed tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 packed tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and upper stems
  • 3 scallions tops removed, white and light green parts thinly sliced
  • 1 habanero chile seeded and finely chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Notes

Salsa Tártara de Habanero

Lobster Rolls with Chipotle Mayo, Pickled Jalapeños and Serrano Cocktail Sauce

Lobster Rolls with Chipotle Mayo, Pickled Jalapeños and Serrano Cocktail Sauce
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Lobster Rolls with Chipotle Mayo, Pickled Jalapeños and Serrano Cocktail Sauce

Lobster Rolls with Chipotle Mayo, Pickled Jalapeños and Serrano Cocktail Sauce recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8, Episode 6 "El Fuerte, Magic Town"
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: celery, Chipotle Mayonnaise, lobsters, pati’s mexican table, Pickled Jalapeños, red onion
Servings: 8 lobster rolls
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • Kosher or sea salt
  • 4 1-and-a-quarter to 1-and-a-half pound live lobsters or substitute for thawed lobster tails
  • 2 sticks of celery cleaned and finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped pickled jalapeños
  • 1/2 cup Homemade Chipotle Mayonnaise
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Unsalted butter
  • 8 brioche buns or hot dog rolls
  • Salted potato chips
  • Serrano Cocktail Sauce

Instructions

  • Fill a large stock pot three-quarters of the way full with water, counting how many quarts of water you pour. Add 1 tablespoon salt per quart of water. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat.
  • Place the lobsters in the water, head first, cover, and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 10 minutes, at a medium simmer, until the lobsters shells have turned completely red. Carefully remove them from the pot with the help of tongs, place on a baking sheet, and let cool.
  • When the lobsters have cooled enough to handle, remove their meat. First, remove the tail and place it upside down on a chopping board, stick a fork into the tail and pull out the meat. You can break the shell with a lobster or nut cracker. Use the cracker to break the claws and take out their meat.
  • Coarsely chop the meat and place in a bowl. Mix in the celery, red onion, pickled jalapeños, and chipotle mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Put a large skillet over medium-low heat. Rub with butter. Place on the closed buns and let them toast for a minute per side. Remove and gently open without breaking them apart. Break potato chips and use them to make a first base layer, then spoon in a generous amount of the lobster salad. Serve with the serrano cocktail sauce and let your guests decide if and how much they would like.

Notes

Rollos de Langosta con Mayonesa de Chipotle, Jalapeños en Vinagre y Salsa Coctel de Serrano

Chilorio Sincronizadas

Chilorio Sincronizadas
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Chilorio Sincronizadas

Chilorio Sincronizadas recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 8, Episode 9 "Mocorito, The Land of ChilorioMocorito, The Land of Chilorio"
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Antojos
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, cheese, chilorio, flour tortillas, Quesadilla, sincronizada, tortillas
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 4 flour tortillas homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup shredded melty cheese like Asadero, quesadilla, Oaxaca, or Monterey Jack
  • 1/2 cup Sinaloa Style Chilorio
  • 1 teaspoon chilorio fat or vegetable oil
  • Ripe avocado slices to serve
  • Guacamole or salsa of your choice to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat large skillet or comal over medium-low heat for at least 5 minutes. Place two of the flour tortillas on the heated skillet or comal and top each with a 1/4 cup of the cheese and 1/4 cup of the chilorio. Place the other two flour tortillas on top, and let them heat until the cheese starts to melt and the bottom tortillas begin to gently brown. Spread chilorio fat or vegetable oil on top of each, then flip and cook for another minute.
  • Transfer to plates and serve with slices of ripe avocado and the guacamole or salsa of your choice.

Notes

Sincronizadas de Chilorio

Homemade Chipotle Mayonnaise

Chipotle Mayonnaise
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4 from 5 votes

Homemade Chipotle Mayonnaise

Homemade Chipotle Mayonnaise recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8, Episode 6 "El Fuerte, Magic Town"
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chipotle mayo, chipotles in adobo, dijon mustard, lime, mayonnaise, pati’s mexican table
Servings: 2 cups approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sauce from chipotles in adobo sauce

Instructions

  • Place the egg yolks, egg, mustard, lime juice, salt, and pepper into the jar of a blender and process over low speed for a minute. Open the lid and slowly add the oils in a very fine stream until all incorporated. Scrape the mayonnaise into a bowl, stir in the sauce from the chipotles in adobo and set aside. You may refrigerate what you do not use for up to one week.

Notes

Mayonesa Casera con Chipotle

Roasted Tomato and Jalapeño Salsita

Roasted Tomato and Jalapeño Salsita
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5 from 6 votes

Roasted Tomato and Jalapeño Salsita

Roasted Tomato and Jalapeño Salsita recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8, Episode 8 “El Chepe, Railway to the Past”
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: jalapeno, Salsa, Tomatoes
Servings: 2 cups approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (about 4 or 5) ripe Roma tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 jalapeño chiles
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the broiler. Place the tomatoes and jalapeños on a small baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Place under the broiler and roast anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes, flipping a couple times in between, until the tomatoes’ and chiles’ skin is completely charred, they are mushy and soft, and the juices have started to come out of the tomatoes.
  • Alternatively, you can char the tomatoes and jalapeños on a preheated comal, set over medium heat, for the same amount of time, flipping as they char.
  • Place the charred tomatoes and jalapeños in a molcajete along with the salt and mash to your desired chunkiness. Or you can put everything in the blender and pulse a couple times. Serve.

Notes

Salsita Asada de Tomate y Jalapeño

Serrano Cocktail Sauce

Serrano Cocktail Sauce
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5 from 3 votes

Serrano Cocktail Sauce

Serrano Cocktail Sauce  recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8, Episode 6 “El Fuerte, Magic Town”
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cocktail sauce, horseradish, ketchup, pati’s mexican table, serrano chiles
Servings: 1 generous cup
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 fresh serrano stemmed, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons creamy horseradish

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine the ketchup, the serrano, and the creamy horseradish. Mix well.

Notes

Salsa de Cóctel de Serrano

Matador Guacamole

Matador Guacamole
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4.63 from 8 votes

Matador Guacamole

Matador Guacamole recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8, Episode 5 "A Taste of Mazatlán"
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, chiles toreados, cilantro, guacamole, jalapeno, lime, pati’s mexican table, scallions
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 jalapeño chiles
  • 4 scallions
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 ripe avocados halved, meat scooped out and diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves

Instructions

  • Char the jalapeños and scallions on a preheated comal or skillet over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, flipping often, until completely charred, wrinkled and softened. You can also do this under the broiler.
  • Once nicely softened and charred, slice the jalapeños and scallions and place in a medium bowl with the soy sauce and lime juice. Stir and let marinate for at least 10 minutes, this makes for matador chiles or chiles toreados.
  • In a medium bowl or in a molcajete, mash the avocados. Mix in the matador chiles, scallions, 1/4 cup of the soy and lime mixture (reserve the remaining 1/4 cup for the milanesa torta if making), and the cilantro.

Notes

Guacamole con Chiles Toreados