Knack Mexican Cooking: A Step-by-Step Guide to Authentic Dishes Made Easy

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Mexican cuisine has become a staple of America’s restaurant scene—and this book brings it home. With 100 step-by-step main recipes and more than 250 variations, and 350 full-color photos, Knack Mexican Cooking shows you how to recreate the delicious flavors of your favorite Mexican place in your own kitchen. Using traditional ingredients like chiles, tomatoes, peppers, avocados, beans, and corn, you will master the cuisine. Learn to make Mexican rice, beans, tortillas, and vegetables; tortas and tacos; moles...

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Overview

Mexican cuisine has become a staple of America’s restaurant scene—and this book brings it home. With 100 step-by-step main recipes and more than 250 variations, and 350 full-color photos, Knack Mexican Cooking shows you how to recreate the delicious flavors of your favorite Mexican place in your own kitchen. Using traditional ingredients like chiles, tomatoes, peppers, avocados, beans, and corn, you will master the cuisine. Learn to make Mexican rice, beans, tortillas, and vegetables; tortas and tacos; moles and menudos; salsas and ceviches; and a slew of specialties from south of the border. It’s now yours for the making—more easily than ever. Delicioso!

350 full-color photos
100 recipes & 250 variations
Appetizers
• Soups
Chicken
• Beef
• Pork
• Seafood
Guacamoles & Dips
Salsas
• Tacos & Tostadas
Burritos & Quesadillas
Desserts

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599217802
  • Publisher: Knack
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Series: Knack: Make It easy
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 682,476
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Chelsie Kenyon is the About.com resident expert on Mexican food. Raised in Southern California’s Mexican community, she travels regularly to Mexico for family and fun. She has taught classes in Mexican cooking and has written articles for mexgrocer.com. 

Jackie Alpers is an award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in numerous books, including Knack Low-Salt Cooking and Knack Calorie Counter Cookbook, as well as major magazines. Visit her at jackiealpers.com

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Table of Contents

Knack Mexican Cooking

 

Contents

 

Introduction

Chapter 1: Tools & Equipment

     Comal—Cast Iron Griddle

     Molcajete— Mortar and Pestle

     Olla de Barro—Clay Pot

     Cazuela—Clay Dish

     Tortilladora—Tortilla Press

     Molinillo—Wooden Whisk

Chapter 2: Pantry Staples

     Beans

     Rice

     Chiles

     Seasonings

     Breads/Flours

     Sweets

Chapter 3: Fresh Ingredients

     Chiles

     Onions and Garlic

     Tomatoes

     Tomatillos

     Plaintains

     Herbs and Seasonings—Epazote, Oregano, Cilantro, Achiote

Chapter 4: Appetizers & Snacks

     Sopes

     Pico de Gallo

     Flautas

     Plaintain Chips

     Tortilla Chips

     Zanahorias en Escabeche—Pickled Carrots

Chapter 5: Soups

     Menudo—Tripe Soup

     Posole—Pork and Hominy Soup

     Albondigas—Meatball Soup

     Sopa de Tortilla—Tortilla Soup

     Lima Sopa—Chicken Soup with Lime

     Carne en su Jugo—Beef Soup

Chapter 6: Chicken Dishes

     Enchiladas Verde

     Pollo Encacahuatado—Chicken in Peanut Sauce

     Pollo Fundido

     Salsa Chicken

     Pollo Pibil

     Grilled Chile—Lime Chicken

Chapter 7: Beef Dishes

     Seasoned Ground Beef

     Machaca—Shredded Beef

     Carne Asada—Grilled Skirt Steak for Fajitas

     Milanesas—Thin-Sliced Beef

     Picadillo—Ground Beef Dish

     Chile Colorado—Red Chile Stew

Chapter 8: Pork Dishes

     Shredded Pork Adobo

     Slow—Roasted Pork

     Carnitas— Braised Pork

     Poc—Chuc—Steamed Pork

     Chilorio—Pork with Chile Sauce

     Chile Verde—Green Chile

Chapter 9: Seafood Dishes

     Huachinango a la Veracruzana—Red Snapper with a Red Sauce

     Chipotle Tilapia

     Oaxacan Sea Bass

     Ceviche

     Cóctel de camarones

     Camaron Diablo

 

Chapter 10: Guacamole & Dips

     Authentic Guacamole

     Classic Guacamole

     Poblano Guacamole

     Queso Fundido Dip

     Fiesta Bean Dip

     Creamy Salsa Dip

Chapter 11: Chile & Vegetable Dishes

     Chile Relleno—Stuffed Chiles

     Chiles En Nogada—Chiles in a Walnut Sauce

     Rajas— Chile Strips

     Enselada Fresca—Green Salad

     Red Chile and Cheese Enchiladas

     Enselada Nopalitos—Cactus Salad

Chapter 12: Breads & Tortillas

     Flour Tortillas

     Corn Tortillas

     Bolillos

     Rosca de Reyes

     Pan de Muerto

     Pan Dulce

Chapter 13: Salsas

     Red Chile Salsa

     Salsa Verde

     Roasted Chile Salsa

     Bean and Corn Salsa

     Mango Salsa

     Habanero Salsa

Chapter 14: Tacos & Tostadas

     Chicken Soft Tacos

     Carne Asada Tacos

     Fish Tacos

     Carnitas Tostada

     Shredded Beef Tostada

     Vegetarian Tostada

Chapter 15: Breakfasts

     Huevos Rancheros—Eggs with Salsa and Beans

     Chilaquiles—Corn Tortillas, Green Chile Sauce, Cheese

     Huevos con Machaca—Eggs with Mexican Beef

     Huevos con Chorizo—Eggs with Mexican Sausage

     Molletes—Toasted Bread with Beans

     Breakfast Burrito

Chapter 16: Side Dishes

     Pinto Beans

     Refried Beans

     Black Beans

     Mexican Rice

     White Rice

     Esquites

Chapter 17: Burritos & Quesadillas

     Potato and Cheese Traditional Quesadilla

     Bean and Cheese Burrito

     Steak Quesadillas Americana

     Carnitas Burrito

     Black Bean and Chicken Burrito

     Shrimp Burrito

Chapter 18: Beverages

     Agua Fresca—Fruit Drink

     Atole—Warm Masa Drink

     Champurrado—Warm Chocolate Drink

     Margarita—A Lime and Tequila Drink

     Sangrita—Tomato Drink

     Rompope—Egg Nog Drink

 

Chapter 19: Desserts

     Pastel de Tres Leches—Cake

     Mexican Wedding Cakes—Cookies

     Arroz Con Leche—Rice Pudding

     Capirotada—Bread Pudding

     Flan—Custard

     Calabaza En Tacha—Glazed Pumpkin

Chapter 20: Resources

     Glossary

     Where to find Authentic Mexican Ingredients

     Where to find Authentic Mexican Cooking Equipment

     Mexican Food Cookbooks

     Websites, TV Shows and Videos

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