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Cacao Horchata

Cacao Horchata
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4.80 from 5 votes

Cacao Horchata

Bitter and crunchy of the cacao nibs play deliciously with sweet and silky horchata.
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: agua fresca, cacao nibs, horchata
Servings: 26 cups approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sugar
  • 8 cups warm water
  • 2 pounds basmati white rice
  • 6 ounces slivered almonds (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 canela or true cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup cacao nibs

Instructions

  • In a large container, add the sugar and hot water and stir for a minute. Add the rice, slivered almonds and cinnamon stick, and let the mixture sit for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours.
  • Stir the mixture well before pureeing. In batches, puree until completely smooth in a blender, strain into a large bowl. When done, pour into pitchers, add cacao nibs, and leave in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve in glasses with ice cubes.

Notes

Horchata Cacao

Canela Carajillo

Canela Carajillo
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4.20 from 5 votes

Canela Carajillo

A spiced up take on the Mexican coffee cocktail Carajillo with cinnamon, star anise, and tequila.
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cocktail, coffee, tequila
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

For the spiced simple syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 canela or true cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole star anise

For the cocktail:

Instructions

To make the spiced simple syrup:

  • Combine the sugar, water, cinnamon stick, and star anise in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and let it cook for 5 minutes. Let steep until it completely cools down, then strain. (You may store it in a closed container in the fridge.)

To make the cocktail:

  • Place ice in glass. Pour in the simple syrup and tequila, sir. Pour the hot espresso over the top.

Mint, Vanilla & Pear Cocktail

Mint, Vanilla & Pear Cocktail
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4.75 from 4 votes

Mint, Vanilla & Pear Cocktail

A delicious cocktail with muddled mint, pear, vanilla, honey and tequila.
Cook Time0 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 5 fresh mint leaves plus more to garnish
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces pear juice
  • 1 ounce honey
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces Gran Centenario® Cristalino Tequila
  • 1 cup ice
  • Pear slice to garnish

Instructions

  • In a shaker add the mint leaves and lime juice. Using a muddler, muddle intensely until mashed. Incorporate the pear juice, honey, vanilla extract, tequila and ice. Shake until well mixed.
  • Pour into glass with ice. Garnish with a pear slice and a mint leaf.

Baked Fish with Pepita Habanero Pesto

Baked Fish with Pepita Habanero Pesto
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4.50 from 4 votes

Baked Fish with Pepita Habanero Pesto

Baked Fish with Pepita Habanero Pesto recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 12, Episode 9 “Pink”
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: fish, habanero, pumpkin seeds
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter to grease the baking dish
  • 1 1/2 pounds mild flaky fresh fish filets like grouper, flounder, or tilapia
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Kosher or coarse sea salt to taste
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Pepita Habanero Pesto
  • Pine nuts, cilantro, or basil for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Set the rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 400°F.
  • Butter a baking dish big enough to hold the fish in a single layer. Place the fish filets in the baking dish. Squeeze the lime juice over the fish and sprinkle with just a bit of salt and pepper.
  • When ready to bake, cover each fish filet with 3 to 4 tablespoons of the pesto. Bake the fish for 10 to 15 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish, until it’s cooked and flakes easily with a fork. Serve immediately, garnished with pine nuts, cilantro, or basil, if desired.

Notes

Pescado al Horno con Pesto de Pepita y Habanero

Green Ceviche

Green Ceviche
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4.41 from 5 votes

Green Ceviche

Green Ceviche recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 12, Episode 9 “Pink”
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, cucumber, fish
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

For the sauce:

  • 1 habanero
  • 1/2 red onion quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves unpeeled
  • 1 1/2 cups bitter orange juice or sub for 1/2 cup each lime, lemon and orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves and upper part of stems chopped
  • 1 large cucumber peeled and seeded, coarsely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk coarsely chopped

For the ceviche:

  • 1 pound red snapper filet or mild fish like grouper, trout, flounder, sole or rockfish, cut into 1/2“ dice
  • 1 cup (about 1 large) cucumber finely diced and seeded
  • 1 cup (about 1 large) avocado finely diced
  • 1/2 cup peeled and finely diced green apple

For garnish:

  • 1/4 cup fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup raw shelled pepitas lightly toasted and coarsely chopped
  • Tortilla chips or tostadas to serve

Instructions

To make the sauce:

  • On a preheated comal set over medium heat, toast the habanero, onion and unpeeled garlic for about 6 to 8 minutes, or until charred on the outside and soft inside. Remove from the heat.
  • Peel the garlic cloves, stem the chile, and add to the jar of a blender along with the toasted onion, bitter orange juice, olive oil, salt, cilantro, cucumber and celery. Puree until completely smooth.

To make the ceviche:

  • Place fish in a medium bowl. Pour bitter orange sauce over it. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes outside the refrigerator, or up to 24 hours covered in the refrigerator. When ready to eat. Add the diced cucumber, avocado and apple. Garnish with chives, cilantro and pepitas. Eat with tostadas or tortilla chips.

Notes

Ceviche Verde

Pepita Habanero Pesto

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4.75 from 4 votes

Pepita Habanero Pesto

Pepita Habanero Pesto recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 12, Episode 9 “Pink”
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cilantro, habanero, pumpkin seeds
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup raw and hulled pumpkin seeds or pepitas
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1 habanero stemmed
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 3 cups basil leaves
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Romano, or queso Cotija
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste

Instructions

  • On a preheated small skillet, comal, or griddle, set over medium low heat, gently toast the pumpkin seeds and pine nuts for just 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often, until they start changing color, don’t let them brown.
  • Scrape into the jar of a blender or food processor, add the habanero, cilantro, basil, garlic, olive oil, cheese and salt. Puree until smooth.

Notes

Pesto de Pepita con Habanero

Jicama and Greens Salad with a Creamy Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

Jicama and Greens Salad with a Honey Citrus Vinaigrette
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5 from 2 votes

Jicama and Greens Salad with a Creamy Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

Jicama and Greens Salad with a Creamy Honey Citrus Vinaigrette recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 12, Episode 6 “Yucatán Meats”
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: salad, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 to 5 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

For the vinaigrette:

  • 1 fresh xcatic, güero, or banana chile
  • 1 fresh habanero optional
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 ripe avocado halved, pitted, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the salad:

  • 2 tender lettuces such as Boston and baby romaine, washed and torn into pieces (4 to 6 cups)
  • 1 jicama about 1 pound, peeled and cut into matchsticks (about 2 cups)
  • 1 grapefruit peeled and cut into supremes (about 1 cup)
  • 1 orange peeled and cut into supremes (about 1 cup)

Instructions

To make the vinaigrette:

  • On a preheated comal, skillet, or griddle set over medium heat, toast the güero chile and habanero, if using, for 6 to 8 minutes, flipping as needed, until skin is charred and chile is softened. Remove from the heat and remove stem and seeds, if desired.
  • In the jar of a blender, add the roasted chiles (making sure you add a piece of habanero at a time, to taste, for desired heat level), lime and lemon juices, vinegar, olive oil, honey, avocado, salt and pepper. Puree until completely smooth. Scrape into a bowl.

To assemble the salad:

  • In a salad bowl, add the lettuce, jicama, and half of the grapefruit and orange supremes. Toss with some of the dressing until completely covered but not soaked. Add the remaining grapefruit and orange supremes on top. Add more dressing as needed.

Notes

Ensalada de Jícama y Lechugas con Vinagreta de Cítricos y Miel

Pickled Onion with Fire Roasted Chiles and Garlic

Pickled Onion with Fire Roasted Chiles and Garlic
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Pickled Onion with Fire Roasted Chiles and Garlic

Pickled Onion with Fire Roasted Chiles and Garlic recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 12, Episode 6 “Yucatán Meats”
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pickled, Salsa, Vegetarian, Yucatán Peninsula
Servings: 4 cups approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves unpeeled
  • 2 to 3 fresh xcatic, banana, yellow wax, güero, or jalapeño chiles
  • 2 cups white distilled vinegar
  • 2 large or 3 medium red onions halved and slivered
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • On a preheated comal, griddle, or skillet set over medium heat, toast the unpeeled garlic cloves and chiles until they have completely softened and their skin is completely charred, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from the heat. Peel the garlic cloves and stem the chiles.
  • Pour the vinegar into a medium saucepan and incorporate the toasted chiles and garlic, the sliced onions, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Set over medium-high heat, let it come to a rolling boil and then immediately turn off heat. Let cool. Can keep in the refrigerator for up to a couple weeks in an airtight container.

Notes

Cebollas Encurtidas con Ajo y Chile Xcatic

Chaya Egg Scramble

Chaya Egg Scramble
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Chaya Egg Scramble

Chaya and Egg Scramble recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 12, Episode 5 “Ode to the Egg”
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: breakfast, Eggs, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 cups finely sliced chaya leaves may sub with swiss chard, spinach or watercress
  • 10 to 15 fresh mint leaves thinly sliced, or 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper or to taste

To serve:

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a medium skillet set over medium heat. Once oil is hot and shimmers, add the onion and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until wilted but not browned. Incorporate the chaya and mint, mix, and continue cooking for a couple minutes, until completely cooked and wilted.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the eggs and season with the salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat to medium low, pour the eggs over the onion and chaya mixture and, as they cook, scramble with a wooden spoon or spatula. Cook until desired doneness. I like my eggs tender, so I cook them for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve with warm corn tortillas, habanero table salsa, ripe avocado slices, and colado black beans or refried beans.

Notes

Huevos Revueltos con Chaya

Habanero Table Salsa

Habanero Table Salsa
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5 from 4 votes

Habanero Table Salsa

Habanero Table Salsa recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 12, Episode 5 “Ode to the Egg”
Cook Time6 minutes
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: habanero, Salsa, Vegetarian, Yucatán Peninsula
Servings: 1 /2 cup approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 habanero chiles
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves unpeeled, optional
  • 1/2 cup bitter orange juice or substitute 2 tablespoon each of orange, lime and lemon juice, and white distilled vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste

Instructions

  • On a preheated comal, skillet or griddle set over medium heat, toast the habaneros for 6 to 8 minutes, flipping as needed, until their skin is completely charred and the chiles are completely softened inside. Remove from heat. Remove the stems and keep or discard the seeds, as desired. Transfer the chiles to a molcajete and mash, or finely chop and place in a small bowl. (If using garlic, toast on the comal as well, then peel and mince.)
  • Add the garlic into the molcajete or bowl with the chiles, if using. Pour in the bitter orange juice or its substitute, season with the salt, stir, and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before serving. You may store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a couple weeks.

Notes

Salsa de Mesa de Habanero

Orange Habanero Margarita

Orange Habanero Margarita
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4.80 from 5 votes

Orange Habanero Margarita

Another twist on a margarita, this time with sweet orange juice and just a little spicy habanero.
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cocktail, habanero, Margarita, orange, tequila
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • Half a lime to rim the glass
  • Salt and sugar to rim the glass
  • 1 slice of a fresh habanero
  • 2 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ounce agave syrup
  • 2 ounces Gran Centenario® Añejo Tequila
  • Candied orange to garnish

Instructions

  • Rim a glass with lime and dip into a 50/50 mix of salt and sugar. Add ice to the glass.
  • In a shaker, add the slice of habanero and orange juice. Gently muddle using a muddler. Incorporate the agave syrup and tequila. Shake until well mixed. Pour into the rimmed glass with ice. Garnish with a wedge of candied orange.

Pumpkin Seed, Roasted Tomato and Habanero Dip

Pumpkin Seed, Roasted Tomato and Habanero Dip
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Pumpkin Seed, Roasted Tomato and Habanero Dip

Pumpkin Seed, Roasted Tomato and Habanero Dip recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 12, Episode 8 “Maya Today”
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Antojos, Appetizer, Dip, Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: habanero, pumpkin seeds, Tomato, Yucatán Peninsula
Servings: 1 2/3 cups
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ripe Roma tomatoes
  • 1 fresh habanero
  • 2 ounces or 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds with their shells
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves and top of the stems
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh chives
  • Serve with tortilla chips or vegetable sticks such as raw zucchini, cucumber, carrots, jicama

Instructions

  • Preheat a comal, skillet, or griddle over medium heat. Once hot, add the tomatoes, habanero and pumpkin seeds. Toss and flip the pumpkin seeds as they toast, for a couple of minutes, just until they seem to puff up with a bit of air, about 2 to 3 minutes. They should be crunchy and taste toasty. Don’t let them brown too much or burn. Scrape them into a bowl and set aside.
  • Let the tomatoes and habanero continue to char and toast, for a total of about 8 minutes, flipping as needed, until completely softened and the skin is completely charred and blistered. Remove from the heat.
  • Using a food processor or spice or coffee grinder, grind the toasted pumpkin seeds with a teaspoon of salt until finely ground. If using the food processor, you can add the tomatoes, half of the habanero at a time, the cilantro and chives, and continue pulsing until everything is mashed together into a paste. Or, you can transfer the ground pumpkin seeds to a molcajete and mash the tomatoes and habaneros there, tasting as you go, then adding and mashing the cilantro and chives. Serve with tortilla chips or vegetable sticks.
  • Note: In west Yucatán they make it with cilantro, and in east Yucatán they make it with chives. Some people mix the two. Some people add the habanero raw, some roasted or charred.

Notes

Sikil Pak

Fried and Puffed Tortillas

Salbutes
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Fried and Puffed Tortillas

Fried and Puffed Tortillas recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 12, Episode 4 “A Family Affair”
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Antojos
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: masa, tortilla
Servings: 16 salbutes
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

To make the salbutes:

  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 3/4 pound masa harina about 2 1/2 cups
  • 2 ounces all-purpose flour about 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 2 1/2 cups lukewarm water more if needed

To serve:

Instructions

  • Cut two round pieces of plastic — from produce or zip-lock bags — to a size about 1/2” larger than the diameter of your tortilla press and set aside. In a large skillet or cast iron pan, start heating about 3/4” vegetable oil, to have ready for frying the salbutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the masa harina, all- purpose flour and salt. Add the lukewarm water and, using your hands, mix and knead the dough in the bowl until it is smooth and somewhat firm, about a minute. If the dough sticks to your hands and feels wet, add a bit more masa harina. If it crumbles and cracks when you roll a piece into a ball, or when you start pressing into tortillas, add more water a teaspoon at a time.
  • Once the dough is ready, divide into 16 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Cover the bowl with a towel as you move along, so the dough won’t dry out much.
  • Working with one ball at a time, place one piece of plastic on the bottom of the tortilla press, place the ball of dough, and top it with the second piece of plastic. Gently squeeze the handle of the tortilla press until the dough is 1/8” thick and about 5” in diameter. To achieve a nicely round tortilla, jiggle the handle of your press just as you near the bottom. You may need to press it a couple of times to get the desired thinness.
  • Open the tortilla press, peel off the top piece of plastic. Then take the tortilla on the bottom piece of plastic next to the skillet, so that you can pass it to one hand as you remove the bottom plastic with the other hand and quickly but gently lay the tortilla in the oil. The oil should be bubbling all around the tortilla.
  • Using a large cooking spoon, actively and gently spoon hot oil over the top of the tortilla, so that you are helping it puff and also cook on the top side. Fry for about 30 to 35 seconds until it has puffed up on the top and browned on the bottom. Remove using the large spoon or a spatula and place on a paper towel covered drying rack or baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the tortillas.
  • Once they are fried this way, they are called salbutes. Eat while hot! Top with a spread of colado black beans, lettuce, pibil picadillo, avocado slices, and chunky tomato and habanero salsa.

Notes

Salbutes

Tequila and Lime Skirt Steak Tips

Tequila and Lime Skirt Steak Tips
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Tequila and Lime Skirt Steak Tips

Tequila and Lime Skirt Steak Tips recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 12, Episode 2 “Guayabera World”
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef, tacos, tequila
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 whole cloves stems removed and peppercorns crushed
  • Pinch ground true cinnamon or canela
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak cut into 2 to 3” x ½” strips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 1 large white onion halved and slivered
  • 3 xcatic, güero, banana, or jalapeño chiles stemmed, seeded and cut lengthwise into thin strips
  • Splash of Gran Centenario® Plata tequila
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Warm corn tortillas to serve, optional
  • Sweet Lime and Chile de Árbol Guacamole or ripe avocado slices, to serve, optional

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine allspice, black pepper, oregano, crushed cloves, cinnamon, cumin, coriander and salt. Place sliced meat in a container and rub the seasoning all over. Set aside.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large skillet or cast iron pan set over medium heat. Once it shimmers, add the onion and chile slices, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until softened. Scrape into a bowl and return the skillet to the heat.
  • Raise heat to high, add the remaining tablespoon of oil. Once it shimmers, add the meat and sear, for 2 to 3 minutes until it starts to sweat on the surface, flip and sear for another minute. Pour in a splash of tequila, tilt to the flame, and let it catch fire being careful not to burn your hands. It will ignite for a few seconds until alcohol evaporates.
  • Add the lime and lemon juice, incorporate the cooked onion and jalapeño, and stir for a minute. Remove from the heat and serve. You can tuck into tacos with ripe avocado slices or guacamole.

Notes

Puntas de Filete al Tequila y Limón

Sweet Lime and Chile de Árbol Guacamole

Sweet Lime and Chile de Árbol Guacamole
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Sweet Lime and Chile de Árbol Guacamole

Sweet Lime and Chile de Árbol Guacamole recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 12, Episode 2 “Guayabera World”
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, chile de arbol, guacamole
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 chiles de árbol toasted, stems removed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed sweet lime juice or 1 each of lime and lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 sweet lime or a mix of lime and lemon zest
  • 2 to 3 ripe avocados halved pitted and pulp cut into chunks or roughly mashed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons thinly sliced chives

Instructions

  • On a preheated skillet, comal or griddle, toast the chiles de árbol until browned and crisp. Stem and finely chop the chiles and place in a bowl, or crush and mash them in a molcajete. Mix or mash the chiles with the salt, sweet lime juice, and zest. Once mixed, incorporate and mash the avocado. Top with chopped chives.

Notes

Guacamole con Lima y Chile de Árbol

Lemon, Honey and Basil Agua Fresca

Lemon, Honey and Basil Agua Fresca
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Lemon, Honey and Basil Agua Fresca

Lemon, Honey and Basil Agua Fresca from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 12, Episode 1 “The Nectar of the Mayan Gods”
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: basil, honey, lemon
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice plus 1 full lime, seeded and quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice plus 1 full lemon, seeded and quartered
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves packed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 cups sparkling water or two 12-ounce bottles Mineragua

Instructions

  • Pour the lime, lemon and orange juices into the jar of a blender. Add the quartered and seeded lime and lemon, as well as the basil leaves. Puree until completely smooth. Pass through a fine mesh strainer.
  • Pour the liquid back into the jar of the blender and add the water and the honey. Puree until completely smooth. Pour into a pitcher, keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve, or pour into glasses filled 3/4 of the way up with ice and top with sparkling water.

Notes

Agua Fresca de Cítricos y Albahaca

Orange and Lime Ranch Water

Orange and Lime Ranch Water
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Orange and Lime Ranch Water

I love things from Texas, like the super refreshing Ranch Water cocktail. There are many versions and I like to add orange juice to sweeten it up.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: cocktail, tequila
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fill a glass with ice. Add the orange and lime juice, tequila, and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a lime wedge and an orange wedge.

Basil and Mango Margarita

Basil Mango Margarita
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Basil and Mango Margarita

Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Margarita, tequila
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • Lime and salt for rimming the glass
  • 10 fresh basil leaves torn into pieces
  • 1 slice fresh serrano or jalapeño chile more to taste
  • 1.5 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 ounces mango nectar
  • 2 ounces Gran Centenario® Plata Tequila
  • 1 ounce agave syrup
  • 1 cup ice plus more for the glass
  • Mango slice and fresh basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  • Rub the rim of a glass with half a lime, then dip into salt. Add ice to the glass.
  • In a shaker add the basil leaves, chile and lemon juice. Using a muddler, muddle intensely until the basil is mashed. Incorporate the mango nectar, tequila, agave syrup and ice. Shake until well mixed.
  • Pour into the rimmed glass with ice. Garnish with a mango slice and basil leaf.

Paloma Tricolor

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Paloma Tricolor

The paloma is one of Mexico’s favorite ways to drink tequila, and this one with lime juice and grapefruit is the signature drink of the Mexican National Team!
Cook Time0 minutes
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cocktail, tequila
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rim half of a 12-ounce collins glass with white salt and half with chili salt. Fill with ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit soda. Place lime wedge garnish between the two colors of salt (so the order of colors resembles the Mexican flag). Stir briefly and serve.

Grapefruit Tequila Mimosa

Grapefruit Tequila Mimosa
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Grapefruit Tequila Mimosa

The boozy brunch favorite with a couple twists, using grapefruit juice and adding a splash of tequila.
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mimosa
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice chilled
  • 1 1/2 ounces Gran Centenario® Plata tequila
  • 1/2 ounce honey
  • 2 ounces Prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled
  • Grapefruit slice for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the grapefruit juice, tequila, and honey. Shake until well mixed and pour into a mimosa glass. Pour Prosecco or sparkling wine on top. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and serve.

Spiked Agua de Mango

spiked agua de mango
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Spiked Agua de Mango

A grown up mangonada with a splash of tequila.
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cocktail, mango
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

Chile Piquín Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried chile piquín or any Mexican dried chile powder

Agua de Mango:

  • 1 ripe mango peeled, pitted and cut into chunks (about 1 cup), plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce of the Chile Piquín Syrup
  • 2 ounces Gran Centenario® Reposado tequila
  • Kosher salt to rim glass
  • Mango slice to garnish (optional)
  • Lime wheel to garnish (optional)

Instructions

To make the Chile Piquín Syrup:

  • Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Set over medium heat, add the chile piquín, stir, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmering for 5 minutes until the sugar dissolves into the water. Turn off heat and let it sit for at least an hour before using. Strain before using.

To make the Agua de Mango:

  • In a blender, combine the mango chunks, 1/2 cup cold water, lime juice, 1/2 ounce of the chile piquín syrup, and the tequila. Puree until completely smooth.
  • Wet the rim of a glass with water, or rub with half a lime, and dip into salt. Add ice cubes to the glass and pour in the agua de mango. Garnish with a slice of mango and a lime wheel.

Citrus Margarita

Citrus Margarita
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Citrus Margartia

A refreshing twist on a margarita with not one, not two, but five different types of fresh citrus juice – lime, lemon, orange, grapefruit, and tangerine.
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Margarita
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt to rim glass
  • Zest of a lime to rim glass
  • 2 ounces Gran Centenario® Plata tequila
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh tangerine juice
  • 1 ounce maple syrup
  • Twisted lime wheel to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine salt and lime zest on a small plate. Wet the rim of a glass with water, or rub rim with half a lime, then dip into salt and lime zest mixture.
  • Add the tequila, all the juices, and maple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well mixed. Strain into the rimmed glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a twisted lime wheel and serve.

Piquin Salsa Verde

Piquín Salsa Verde
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4.41 from 5 votes

Piquin Salsa Verde

Piquin Salsa Verde from Pati's Mexican Table Season 11, Episode 7 "Cantina Culture"
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chile piquín, Salsa
Servings: 2 1/2 cups approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • pounds tomatillos husks removed, rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves unpeeled
  • ¼ white onion
  • 1 to 2 serrano chiles stemmed
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried piquín chiles
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves and upper part of stems
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt

Instructions

  • Place the tomatillos, garlic, onion, and serranos on a small baking sheet. Place under the broiler and char or roast for about 10 minutes, flipping as needed in between, until charred on the outsides and completely softened. Remove from the oven.
  • Alternatively, you can char or roast on a preheated comal set over medium-low heat or directly on the grill.
  • Once cool enough to handle, peel the garlic cloves. Place tomatillos, peeled garlic, onion, and serranos along with piquín chiles, cilantro, and salt into a blender and puree to your desired consistency (I like it to still be able to see the tomatillo seeds).

Notes

Salsa Verde con Piquín

Avocado and Panela Cheese Salad

Avocado and Panela Cheese Salad
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3.60 from 5 votes

Avocado and Panela Cheese Salad

Avocado and Panela Cheese Salad from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 11, Episode 2 “Sisters, Stew and Sass”
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, panela cheese, salad
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 finely chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped capers
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped pickled jalapeños
  • 2 tablespoons brine from pickled jalapeños
  • cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 ripe avocados halved, pitted and diced
  • 5 ounces panela cheese diced

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, place the shallot, capers, cilantro and pickled jalapeños and cover with the pickled jalapeño brine, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Whisk until well incorporated. Add diced avocados and panela cheese and toss to coat. You can refrigerate up to 24 hours until ready to eat.

Notes

Ensalada de Aguacate con Panela

Orange Piloncillo Adobo Pizza Sauce

Orange Piloncillo Adobo Pizza Sauce
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5 from 3 votes

Orange Piloncillo Adobo Pizza Sauce

Orange Piloncillo Adobo Pizza Sauce from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 11, Episode 5 “The Magic of Piloncillo”
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican
Keyword: pizza, sauce
Servings: 4 cups approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, heat the rendered fat over medium heat. Once hot, cook the onion until completely softened, about 3 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, adobo sauce, oregano, salt and black pepper, stir. Let cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and darkened in color.

Notes

Salsa para Pizza con Adobo de Naranja

‘00’ Flour Pizza Dough

‘00’ Flour Pizza Dough
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4.73 from 11 votes

‘00’ Flour Pizza Dough

‘00’ Flour Pizza Dough from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 11, Episode 5 “The Magic of Piloncillo”
Cook Time0 minutes
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican
Keyword: dough, pizza
Servings: 2 12-inch pizza doughs
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • teaspoons kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided, plus more for greasing the bowls
  • 3 cups (380 grams) ‘00’ pizza flour plus more if needed

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the yeast with the sugar, salt, lukewarm water, and the oil. Add the flour and use your hands to incorporate it all together, knead until it is fully combined, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Turn onto floured countertop and knead for 20 to 30 seconds. If it feels too sticky add a bit more flour, it should be smooth and elastic and not sticky at this point.
  • Grease a large mixing bowl with olive oil. Place dough in the bowl, cover with a clean kitchen cloth and let it sit and rise anywhere from 1 to 2 hours, until it has ballooned, risen to a dome, and is very puffy.
  • Grease another medium bowl with a bit of olive oil. Divide dough into two pieces. Shape each piece into a ball by gently stretching it around itself in a circular motion. Place each ball in a bowl, cover and let it sit and rise again for another 30 minutes to an hour (or you can cover with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours).

Notes

Masa para Pizza con Harina ‘00’

Chimichurri with a Mexican Accent

Chimichurri Mexa
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4.86 from 7 votes

Chimichurri with a Mexican Accent

Chimichurri with a Mexican Accent from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 11, Episode 3 “The World Cup of Tacos”
0 minutes
Course: Dip, Garnish, Salsa
Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican
Keyword: jalapeno, oregano, pepitas
Servings: 2 cups approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 4 scallions or 2 spring onions, rooted ends removed, white and light green parts finely chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeño or more to taste, stemmed and finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 pickled jalapeños stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves and upper stems finely chopped
  • 1 cup parsley leaves and upper stems finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves finely chopped, or 2 teaspoons dried
  • ½ cup pepitas or pumpkin seeds chopped
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Let sit for at least 5 minutes before serving. Can be refrigerated for up to a week.

Notes

Chimichurri Mexa

Substitute for Sauce from Asado de Puerco

Poison Beans
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5 from 3 votes

Substitute for Sauce from Asado de Puerco

Substitute for Sauce from Asado de Puerco from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 11, Episode 3 “The World Cup of Tacos”
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pork, sauce
Servings: 1 cup approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 ancho chile stemmed and seeded
  • 1 guajillo chile stemmed and seeded
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt

Instructions

  • On a preheated comal over medium heat toast the ancho and guajillo chiles for about a minute per side. Transfer to a small saucepan and add the garlic clove, cover with water, and set over medium-high heat. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the chiles are rehydrated.
  • Place the chiles and garlic in the jar of a blender along with a cup of their cooking liquid and the oregano, cumin, and salt. Puree until completely smooth.

Super Greens Salad with Oregano Vinaigrette

Super Greens Salad
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4.60 from 5 votes

Super Greens Salad with Oregano Vinaigrette

Super Greens Salad with Oregano Vinaigrette from Pati's Mexican Table Season 11, Episode 9 "A Day with Hugo"
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cilantro, oregano
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

Oregano Vinaigrette:

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 garlic clove pressed or finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers finely chopped
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated piloncillo or dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced

Salad:

  • 2 cups arugula rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups watercress rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup basil leaves rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves and upper part of stems rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup parsley leaves and upper part of stems rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup mint leaves rinsed and drained
  • 4 to 5 radishes rinsed and drained, bulbs thinly sliced, leaves coarsely chopped

Instructions

To make the oregano vinaigrette:

  • In a small saucepan preheated over medium-low heat for a few minutes, toast the oregano and cumin for 20 to 30 seconds, stirring occasionally, just until fragrant and toasty, don’t let them burn. Remove from heat set aside to cool. When cooled, finely chop or crush with a sharp knife.
  • In a small bowl, combine the oregano, cumin, garlic, capers, lime juice, olive oil, soy sauce, Worcestershire, piloncillo, salt and pepper. Whisk well until completely emulsified. Add the shallots, mix and let sit for at least 10 minutes.

To make the salad

  • In a large salad bowl, place the arugula, spinach, watercress, basil, cilantro, parsley, mint, radish leaves, and sliced radish bulbs. Pour the vinaigrette over, toss well, and serve.

Notes

Ensalada Verde con Vinagreta de Orégano

Green Piquin Chile and Oregano Salsa

Green Piquin Chile and Oregano Salsa
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5 from 5 votes

Green Piquin Chile and Oregano Salsa

Green Piquín Chile and Oregano Salsa from Pati's Mexican Table Season 11, Episode 1 "The Fire Kings"
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Salsa
Keyword: chile piquín, Salsa
Servings: 1 1/2 cups approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and minced or pressed
  • 1/3 cup fresh oregano leaves finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh green piquín chiles stemmed and finely chopped (may be substituted for fresh serrano or jalapeño chiles)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher or coarse sea salt or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk until well emulsified. You may keep this in a closed glass jar or container with a lid in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Notes

Salsa Cruda de Chile Piquín Verde con Orégano

Ginger and Pistachio Guacamole

Ginger and Pistachio Guacamole
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4.84 from 6 votes

Ginger and Pistachio Guacamole

Ginger and Pistachio Guacamole from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 11, Episode 10 “Top Chefs and Ancient Cliffs”
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: guacamole
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried piquín chiles crushed or chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 3 large ripe avocados halved, pitted and diced
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped pistachios plus a couple tablespoons for garnish
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mix the ginger with the honey, lime juice, dried piquín, and salt until thoroughly combined. Add the diced avocado, mash and mix. Add the pistachios and mix until well combined. Pass to serving bowl and garnish with the remaining pistachios and fresh chives.

Notes

Guacamole con Pistaches y Gengibre

Mixed Nut Salsa Macha

Mixed Nut Salsa Macha
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4.84 from 6 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 minutes
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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4.67 from 6 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 minutes
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 minutes
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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3.84 from 6 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 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: lime, tequila
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

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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3.20 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 minutes
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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3.25 from 8 votes

Honey Ginger Margarita

A twist on the margarita with a delicious honey ginger syrup.
Cook Time0 minutes
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 Honey ginger syrup
  • 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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4.75 from 8 votes

Guacamole Salsa

Guacamole Salsa recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 10 “Quiero más Tacos”
Cook Time10 minutes
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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4.50 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 minutes
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)
  • 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