RECIPE: Costillas de Puerco al Chipotle (Pork Ribs in Chipotle Adobo)

RECIPE: Costillas de Puerco al Chipotle (Pork Ribs in Chipotle Adobo)

At work, one of my colleagues asked me to develop a recipe using Xilli Chipotles Adobados. The resident Mexican at Food52, I knew exactly what to do. This recipe incorporates three chiles, all very distinct in flavor. You can sub in a wide variety of meats, like beef, pork butt, and lamb. Serve this with fresh tortillas and avocado slices.

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RECIPE: Margarita de Jamaica / Hibiscus Margarita

RECIPE: Margarita de Jamaica / Hibiscus Margarita

This is your classic Margarita but with Jamaica syrup, which adds a tangy, floral, richness. Rimmed with Poctli’s Sal de Jamaica, this drink is an elegant pre-dinner cocktail that will have your guests obsessing over the color and unique texture of the jamaica.

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RECIPE: Aguayón Estilo Oaxaqueño (Oaxacan Roast Beef)

RECIPE: Aguayón Estilo Oaxaqueño (Oaxacan Roast Beef)

This dish is simple yet elegant in its presentation and flavor profile. I compare it to the great braises of European cooking (i.e. Beef Bourguignon, Ragu) and but with the strong fruity profile of the Pasilla chile in the sauce that makes it truly Mexican.

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RECIPE: Cacahuates enchilados (Chile Roasted Peanuts)

RECIPE: Cacahuates enchilados (Chile Roasted Peanuts)

With summer drinks and BBQs a common happening, it's a great to have a simple snack on hand - and a homemade one is sure to impress your guests. This recipe incorporates chile and lime, making it the perfect snack followed by a chilled beer. When the chile de arbol is roasted, it smells of peanuts, which compliments the natural peanut flavor well.

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RECIPE: Pride Pineapple Mule Cocktail

RECIPE: Pride Pineapple Mule Cocktail

Happy Pride! It's a good year to be gay and orgulloso! This cocktail is my interpretation of a refreshing Pride after a long day in the sun. With the Morris Kitchen Ginger syrup and the Los Amantes (the lovers in Spanish) this cocktail follows the tradition of the mezcal mule, but with pineapple to make you sweeter. The comal roasted pineapple and spicy ginger dance on the palette, invoking the subtle smoke in the mezcal.

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RECIPE: Cucumber Mezcal Margarita

RECIPE: Cucumber Mezcal Margarita

When I think of a refreshing cocktail, I immediately think of cucumbers. Native to India, cucumbers were brought to New Spain post conquest. This Old World squash is high in moisture and I prefer the English variety for cocktails as the sugar content tends to be higher, meaning a sweeter cocktail without additives. 

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