GrandMother´s Cook Book

Nopal Cactus and Jícama Salad Recipe

Nopal and Jícama Salad

I am always looking for new recipes for salads and I liked this combination. I like that there is a sweet note and that it has a good amount of fiber. This salad is inspired by a recipe from the Mexican Diabetes Federation A.C. Here is our version the Nopal Cactus and Jícama Salad. INGREDIENTS for the Nopales Cactus and …

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Oaxacan Tamales. An Unmissable Recipe

Oaxacan Tamales

Have I really not posted the recipe for a Oaxacan Tamale with Mole? Seriously? I’ve posted several tamale recipes, like the Tamal de Cazuelal, but right now the year is ending and I know you’ll want to make tamales, (don’t forget the invite when you do!). Here is an all-time classic. We are going to make an Oaxacan Tamale with Mole. …

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Cod with Mole Verde. A Quick Recipe for the Week.

Cod with Mole

One of the great advantages of having Ready to Serve Mole Ready to Serve Mole at home is having the flavors of Mexican cuisine at hand, ready for any cravings. This time we made Cod with Mole Verde. And we did it in a simple and delicious way. For the Cod with Mole we will need: Cod fillets Chambray onions 1 package …

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Soy Glazed Turkey Recipe

Glazed Turkey

Another recipe tto try for the holidays is a Soy Glazed Turkey. If you want to twist it up this year, here is an interesting way to do it. I like to use Kikkoman Classic Soy Sauce, but you can also use the Reduced Sodium variety or even the Kikkoman Ponzu Sauce. Para hacer este Pavo Laqueado con Salsa de …

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Caldo Tlalpeño Recipe, the Original Version from Tlalpan in Mexico City

There are several versions of the origin of Caldo Tlalpeño, three states fight over where this traditional dish originated. Among the three states who claim the original version is Mexico City, although it is rather Tlalpan who deserves it because it is said that General Santa Ana, who was a great parrandero that frequently attended the San Agustín de las …

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White Rice with Corn and Poblano Chili Recipe, from Grandma’s Cookbook

From the book Las senadoras suelen guisar (“Senators that Cook”) 1964. The senator’s wife from Mexico City in 1964 shared this delicious recipe. It is one of the most traditional recipes of Mexican cuisine. White Rice with Corn and Poblano Chili is a true classic. INGREDIENTS for White Rice with Corn and Poblano Chili 1/2 kilo white rice 4 large and …

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Santa Rita Empanadas, a Blessing from the Kitchen of Chihuahua

The Santa Rita Empanadas are a true blessing of chihuahuense cuisine. They are an explosion flavors, usually accompanied with a glass of horchata or a good beer. This original recipe comes from the book Las Senadoras suelen guisar (“Senators that Cook”), published in 1964, and because of that it has a certain detail that might be different from today’s modern take on …

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Corn Pictes Recipe, Traditional from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas

The name for this dish comes from the idiom from Chiapas “Pa que pícte…” that means you did something in vain. For example, if you went to Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of the state of Chiapas, and didn’t try the traditional Corn Pictes, a local take on tamales. The recipe that we share with you was published in the book Las Senadoras suelen guisar (“Senators that …

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Jacuané Tamales Recipe, the Exquisite Tradition from the Chiapas Highlands

Link all over Mexico, the cuisine in Chiapas has its own traditions and a vast variety of ways to make tamales, like the Jacuané Tamales (or juacamé tamales) that are made with beans, shrimp, and hoja santa (“Mexican pepperleaf”). I invite you all to continue our delicious traditions and to make this recipe that we found in the book Las Senadoras …

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Adobo Style Pork Recipe from Chiapas

This is another marvelous recipe from the state where my mother and grandfather grew up, the beautiful Chiapas. The Adobo Style Pork from Chiapas is another delicious and common way to prepare pork. This recipe was published in Las Senadoras suelen guisar (“Senators that Cook), 1964. INGREDIENTS FOR Adobo Style Pork from Chiapas: 1 young pig weighing about 5 kilos 460 grams of …

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