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 […]
Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 3 cups water 1 cup black rice 1/2 cup palm sugar or brown sugar 1/2 stalk lemongrass, very finely minced 1 1/2 cups coconut milk Juice of 1 lime Kosher salt, to taste 1/3 cup small-dice dried mangos 2 tablespoons cup unsweetened, finely shredded […]
Makes about 24 sandwiches This recipe makes quite a bit of ham, so you may have leftovers (unless you have 24 hungry people to feed!). You can tightly wrap any remaining pork and freeze for later, if you like. You can find Peruvian-style chile pastes (we use ají panca and […]
Yields 8 portions Ingredients 16 limes 1 cup sugar 2 cups cachaça Crushed ice, as needed 1 lime, thinly sliced Directions Cut the limes in half lengthwise, remove the white pith in the center, and cut into wedges. Divide the limes and sugar between 8 cocktail glasses and, using a […]
Makes 4 portions Choclo is large-kernel corn, typically available frozen at grocery stores or specialty markets, that can be treated just like every day sweet corn kernels. Cancha is similarly large-kernel corn that is fried and crunchy, like an American-style corn nut.
Makes 10 servings Chayote is a tender-skinned squash common in Latin American cuisine. It is mild in flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked. If it isn’t stocked by your local market, you should be able to find it at a specialty market. Ingredients 3 chayotes, peeled and thinly […]
Ingredients 2 lb pork ribs, cut into individual ribs 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 2 tablespoons pork lard 3 cups water 4 limes, cut into wedges, for garnish Directions Season the ribs with salt and lime juice and marinade for 30 minutes. Heat the lard […]
Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 12 chicken thighs Kosher salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 12 cipollini onions, blanched for 10 seconds and peeled 3 tablespoons peeled, sliced ginger 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons toasted cumin seeds, ground 1/8 […]
Makes 24 servings Curing salmon at home is an easy project that makes for a big presentation at a special brunch. Serve the cured salmon with toast and your favorite pickled accompaniments, alongside your softly scrambled eggs, or with plenty of cucumbers and hard-boiled eggs.
Yield: 10 portions Lime-Vinaigrette
Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup water 1 1/4 cups lime juice (from about 10 limes) 3 lb crushed ice 1 cup mint leaves Directions In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar and water and simmer to dissolve the sugar, about 1 minute. Set aside […]
Makes 6 servings Ingredients 3 lb mahimahi, cut into 3/4-in dice 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 1 lb tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed, diced 24 manzanilla olives, pitted, finely diced 1/2 cup small-dice white onions 2 jalapeños, cut into small dice 2 firm Hass avocados (about 4 oz each), cut […]