Main Dishes

Ancho-Crusted Salmon with Yellow Pepper Sauce

Makes 6 to 8 servings Ingredients 2 ancho chiles 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 4 1/2 teaspoons coriander seeds 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1 tablespoon dried thyme 1 tablespoon oregano Salt, to taste 1 tablespoon dry mustard 3 lb salmon fillet, cut into ten 6-oz portions 3 […]

Side Dishes

Creamy Pinto Beans

Makes 6 to 8 servings Ingredients 1 lb dried pinto beans 5 1/2 cups water 2 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions 3 ancho chiles, seeds and membranes removed 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano 2/3 cup milk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 garlic […]

Main Dishes

Mole Rojo Oaxaqueño (Red Oaxacan Mole)

Makes 8 servings There are more than 50 varieties of Mexican mole, but this may be the versions most Americans think of when they hear the word. Rich with flavor from dried chiles, nuts and seeds, and, yes, a bit of chocolate, this sauce is worth the effort. Ingredients 23 […]