Recipes and Essays

Molcajete Salsa, Fried Chile De Arbol

Molcajete Salsa, Fried Chile De Arbol

Here’s one of the salsas I demonstrated on July 9 for chefs of restaurants and hotels in Moscow. Although I make it in a molcajete, this recipe uses a blender for the large volumes in restaurants. The demo was held at Marr Russia, a food […]

Chile Dulce, Bell Pepper Salsa

Chile Dulce, Bell Pepper Salsa

Chile Dulce, bell pepper, was common at our kitchen table when I was growing up in San Antonio. Caldos  and guisados feature chile dulce, and as a stand-alone dish the chile can be stuffed with a meat filling.  This bell pepper salsa has lots of […]

Chile Petin Roasted Squash & Bell Peppers

Chile Petin Roasted Squash & Bell Peppers

Chile Petin, Petín, also called piquín and chiltepin, is native to the area around Brownsville, Texas and its border sister, Matamoros, Tamaulipas. Actually it grows wild all over Texas, New Mexico, Southern Arizona, throughout all of Mexico and has for centuries. Its scientific name is […]

Favorite Tacos I’m Cooking In Moscow, Russia

Favorite Tacos I’m Cooking In Moscow, Russia

This Story In AP News Today: I’m Cooking Tacos In Russia HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–   Texas author and chef, Adán Medrano, is traveling to Russia and will be cooking delish Texas Mexican tacos for the official 4th of July festivities at the US Ambassador’s residence in Moscow.  […]

Nopalitos, Cactus with Red Chile

Nopalitos, Cactus with Red Chile

Nopal, cactus, is delicious and nutritious. The diminutive form of nopal, nopalitos, signals that it is one of the most endeared and important Mexican indigenous foods. Ascribed the scientific name, Opuntia ficus-indica, nopalitos are native to central and southern Mexico. Cactus spread from there throughout […]

Anaheim Chiles, Roasted With Corn Tortillas

Anaheim Chiles, Roasted With Corn Tortillas

Roasted Anaheim chiles are direct and uncomplicated, with profuse flavor. I think often we miss so much by complicating our everyday, wasting time with artifice.  Just look at the beauty of what’s around, take it in, get real and go with it. I think roasting […]

My Carne Guisada in the New York Times

My Carne Guisada in the New York Times

My Carne Guisada recipe is featured in the New York times today, recommended by Sam Sifton in his column, “What To Cook This Week.” The NYT recipe is one adapted by the brilliant food writer, Rachel Wharton.  I love the picture by Linda Xiao for […]

WARNING: Price Gougers on Amazon  for “Truly Texas Mexican”

WARNING: Price Gougers on Amazon for “Truly Texas Mexican”

Price gougers on Amazon are sellling my book for $566 and $199!   My book price is $29.99,  do not pay more. I think maybe it’s because the New York Times featured my work on the Front Page of the Food section, and today the […]

Enchiladas Rojas, Red Tortillas are Traditional

Enchiladas Rojas, Red Tortillas are Traditional

Enchiladas Rojas are delicious, delicate and they are  traditional.  You can buy red tortillas at the grocery store, but I suggest you make some. You can make the red tortillas several days before and keep them in the fridge until you make the enchiladas. I’ve […]

Tortilla Española – Spanish Tortilla

Tortilla Española – Spanish Tortilla

I first ate a tortilla Española on the streets of Madrid, many years ago, at 3 in the morning. The generous, thick tortilla was sandwiched in a 6-inch crusty baguette. I bought it from a guy on the street corner, along with a beer which […]