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The Basics: Pickled Jalapeños

Cooking Essentials The Profile Pickled Jalapeños According to the Scoville Scale, a chart specifically designed to gauge the heat of peppers, jalapeños offer a mid-range level that can reach up to a 10,000 unit rating. Pickled jalapeños are a deliciously spicy & readily available condiment ideal for use on classic Mexican tortas, in appetizers served […]

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The Basics: Cheddar Cheese

Cooking Essentials  The Profile Cheddar Cheese Cheddar, originally from England, may be identified as a semi-hard to hard cheese. Young Cheddars are generally made from pasteurized cow’s milk whilst many aged are not. When properly cured, expect a crumbly texture, conversely a smooth consistency may be noted if the cheese isn’t aged for very long. Common […]

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Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class: Lesson No. 9 Oil

Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class Cooking Skills Lesson No. 9 Oil The Objective: Today’s lesson focuses on oil & the ways it may be used in a variety of cooking applications ranging from savory main dish dinner solutions, side dishes & appetizers to baked goods. Oil is available in many styles. Some are better for sauces […]

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Cooking Classics: Arroz Roja

Cooking Classics The Technique Arroz Roja Mexican red rice, commonly referred to as Arroz Roja, may be seasoned with tomatoes, onion, garlic & spices. Preparing the dish in chicken broth offers a bit more good taste. One of the key factors in making a delicious batch is the quick procedure of toasting the spices & […]

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Cooking Classics: Traditional Refried Pinto Beans

Cooking Classics The Technique Traditional Refried Pinto Beans  Traditional Refried Pinto Beans are a common item seen in many authentic Mexican cuisine classics. Pinto beans are readily available & may be identified by their speckled appearance. They are considered the most prevalent crop grown in the Northern portion of Mexico & in Spanish they are referred […]

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The Basics: Pinto Beans

Cooking Essentials The Technique Pinto Beans Pinto beans are probably most notable for authentic Mexican recipe applications. If seasoned well, they may be served as a side dish or cooked & used as a recipe component in order to make many delicious items such as burritos, chimichangas & more. They are wonderful in appetizers or may […]

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Cooking Classics: Refried Black Beans

Cooking Classics The Technique Refried Black Beans Refried beans are a quintessential authentic Mexican food dish that may be prepared a number of ways. Although they are generally made with pinto beans, black beans offer a wonderful variation. Chili & cumin season this version beautifully along with a bit of chopped onion while red wine […]

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The Basics: Black Beans

Cooking Essentials The Technique Black Beans Black beans may be served by themselves or cooked & used as a recipe component in order to make many delicious main dishes such as burritos, quesadillas & more. They are wonderful in dips & appetizers or may be added to soups for a heartier meal. The good news is […]

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