Mexican Food

New York City, Get Ready For Masa Fest!

Mexican food fans, mark your calendar: August 9
Jul 24, 2014 2:30 pm

Without masa harina, there would be no tortillas. Without tortillas, there would be no nachos, enchiladas, huevos rancheros, breakfast tacos, steak tacos, fish tacos, period. No arepas, pupusas, tamales or sopes, either. Embrace this crucial ingredient, learn its importance in all our lives, then let's go get tacos at Masafest on August 9 on the Rockaway Boardwalk at 97th Street. All the details, after the jump. 

12 Light And Summery Mexican Recipes

Ceviche, enchilada, agua fresca for warm weather
Jun 23, 2014 11:00 am

When the season turns to summer, we can’t make enough of these Mexican dishes. Because, it makes us think about traveling to Mexico. We think of rays of sunny warmth. Heat, sweat and a chilled Modelo to cool things down. We think of grilled meats and bursts of acid from a freshly halved lime. We think of the fine mix of smoked clams and tequila. Mexican cooking is warm-weather cooking for us, and here are 12 recipes to help get you in the mood. 

Alex Stupak's Wild Oaxaca Market Adventure

NYC chef was on a chorizo and chapulines tear
Feb 6, 2014 10:00 am

We quickly discovered on our recent visit to Oaxaca with chefs Alex Stupak and Lauren Resler that the couple would be perfectly happy doing nothing else on their trip but wandering through the region’s vast markets. And man did they hit some markets in this chile-packed day in the Mexican state.

3 Fried Taco Recipes For Your Crunch Fix

Crunchy tacos with delicious fried insides, tonight
Oct 10, 2013 12:07 pm

Few things are more satisfying than biting into a taco and hearing a nice hearty crunch. That means something delicious and deep-fried is in there, and it's probably vegetables or fish — points for being healthy! Feel like a crunchy taco tonight? Forgo those lame stale yellow shells, heat up a few primo corn tortillas and fire up the fryer. You'll need salsa. And maybe some guac. 



    Chipotle Salsa Recipe

    Here's what to do with dried chipotles!
    Jul 29, 2013 4:01 pm
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    This chipotle salsa recipe from Chef Patricio Sandoval of Mercadito has a great lineup of ingredients: ripe plum tomatoes, tomatillos for a tangy kick, the usual suspects of onions and garlic and dried chipotle peppers for earthy flavor and heat. Once you realize how easy it is to bring a dried chile back to life, you'll be blending up batches of this stuff to put on everything.

    How To Make The Best Elote Of Your Life (Or At Least This Summer)

    Learn the secret ingredient to perfect Mexican corn
    Jul 23, 2013 2:01 pm
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    Restaurateur, cookbook author and TV personality Alex Garcia's AG Kitchen and Amigos both serve exceptionally delicious elote. Learn the secret technique behind the sweetest, most tender Mexican corn you've ever eaten. 

    Charred Tomato Salsa Recipe

    An authentic salsa recipe right off the grill
    Jul 15, 2013 4:01 pm

    When you've got a grill handy, throw a few tomatoes on and infuse them with smoky flavor for this delicious and versatile salsa. This classic dried chile-infused salsa is perfect for topping grilled fare or simply serving with homemade tortilla chips for an elevated snack experience you can easily pull off at home.  

    Hot Bird! Mexican Fried Chicken Recipe

    Sweet and salty spiced fried chicken for dinner!
    Jun 25, 2013 12:01 pm
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    Ivy Stark of NYC's Dos Caminos shared her Mexican fried chicken recipe in the spirit of all things hot, fried, crunchy and especially festive. There's a little heat in the breading, with ground spices for extra flavor. Oh and before the chicken sees any of that, it hangs out in a honey-vinegar marinade for several hours, so don't worry about it drying out. No chance. 


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