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30 September, 2017

Nopalitos Shrimp Gorditas – Cactus Is Perfect Party Dish

Nopalitos Shrimp Gorditas – Cactus Is Perfect Party Dish
Posted in : Corn and Beans, Fish and Seafood, Food History, Recipes, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex) on by : Adán
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Nopalitos shrimp gorditas evoke two very different landscapes of the Texas-Mexico food region:  the Gulf coast and the semi-dessert. The map shows the region of south Texas/northern Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas sharing the Gulf of Mexico.  It remains a cohesive culinary region, sharing the same natural environment.  But the present day semi-dessert of south Texas
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16 June, 2017

My Twist On Louisiana Gumbo Will Surprise You

My Twist On Louisiana Gumbo Will Surprise You
Posted in : Fish and Seafood, Food History on by : Adán
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Here’s my twist on the classic Louisiana Gumbo dish. “Cultural Appropriation” this is not.  Why?  Because I’m naming boundaries and giving them their due. Also, because cooks are always exploring, always re-imagining dishes, and that’s how cuisine evolves. This recipe is long on technique, so you really have to enjoy cooking.  I can’t decide on
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6 May, 2017

Moqueca Brazil Fish Stew Is Brilliant!

Moqueca Brazil Fish Stew Is Brilliant!
Posted in : Fish and Seafood, Recipes on by : Adán
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When we first met, some years back, Houston artist, Tony Paraná invited me to a Sunday  party at his home, and we made Moqueca Brazil Fish Stew.  It is  a Northeastern Brazilian seafood dish served in a clay pot. Fish and some shellfish are quickly boiled in an aromatic broth of coconut milk, vegetables, cilantro
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4 November, 2016

Texas Mexican Holiday Menu

Texas Mexican Holiday Menu
Posted in : Beverages, Chiles, Salsas and Guacamoles, Fish and Seafood, Food History, Meats, Recipes, Sweets, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex) on by : Adán

What a great evening we had last night in San Antonio, Texas!  These chiles, tomates, hojarascas were all delicious.  I want to share this “Texas Mexican Holiday Menu” with heartfelt thanks for the warm reception I received at last night’s event at the San Antonio Public Library, sponsored by the RK Group, Rosemary’s Catering, and
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17 October, 2016

The Real Story of Texas Mexican Food

The Real Story of Texas Mexican Food
Posted in : Beverages, Chiles, Salsas and Guacamoles, Corn and Beans, Fish and Seafood, Food History, Meats, Recipes, Rice, Pasta Dough, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex), Uncategorized on by : Adán
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Texas Mexican Food Event In San Antonio, Texas Texas Mexican food gained fame In 1800s when Texas Mexican business women ran outdoor diners, and their delicious cooking made San Antonio a culinary destination, tourists arriving via railroad.  These entrepreneurial women began to be called “chili queens,” a term which, although widely used,  many Mexican-­American women
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2 September, 2016

Serrano Shrimp Cocktail

Serrano Shrimp Cocktail
Posted in : Chiles, Salsas and Guacamoles, Fish and Seafood, Food History, Recipes, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex) on by : Adán
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Depart from the usual shrimp cocktail sauce and go Texas Mexican.  Use Serrano chile, cilantro and fresh lime juice. This delicious Serrano shrimp cocktail is reminiscent of the famous Mexican Campechana cocktails in Veracruz, Yucatán and along the Pacific coast, especially in Sonora.  Usually, it’s a mix of the coastal fresh seafoods like scallops, oysters,
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