Category Archives: Recipes

Mexican Chocolate Creme Brûlée

For this past year’s annual pre-Thanksgiving Creme Brûlée day, I improvised a Mexican Chocolate recipe. It was a new favorite, so I’ve experimented some more and pinned down the ingredients to share with the world. Enjoy! Ingredients: Custard: 1/4 cup sugar 3 large egg yolks 1/2 quart heavy cream 2 tsp natural vanilla 2 tsp […]

Piña de Gallo

Here’s a new recipe that I created for Mutual Mobile‘s annual Cinco de Queso competition. I’ve taken a couple of stabs at recipes that use pineapple for the sweetness before, but this is my favorite. (It’s also pretty much the easiest salsa recipe I’ve come up with to date.) Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 20 oz cans crushed […]

Salsa Cruda

Here’s another of my favorite salsa recipes: salsa cruda, or pico de gallo. This one actually violates one of my salsa-making commandments — get all the taste buds firing at once — by leaving out anything bitter. You can add garlic to fill that gap, but I find this combination without the garlic very nice. […]

Lazy Salsa Verde

I have a treatise on making good salsa lurking at the back of my brain, to which some of my less-fortunate friends have already been subjected in fragmentary form over Mexican food. Until I get my magnum opus written up, however, I give you this — my favorite salsa recipe. The foundation of this green […]