I have a bag of dried epazote for beans. Two problems. First, it's a mix of coarser, stalky material and leaf matter of varying fineness. Should I run it through a food processor to make it uniform (like, say, dried oregano) before measuring? Second, how much (processed or not) should I use to a pound of beans? I've seen everything from 1 tsp to 2 tbsp. One tsp of coarse would be nothing like 2 tbsp of fine, for example.
Summer is coming and I'll have a lot of time on my hands. What are some of the tastiest spicy foods you've ever had? I'm thinking Indian, but Cajun, Mexican and so forth are all possibilities. I'm after interesting, involved recipes that can be spicy, but are above all TASTY. What should I make? [more inside]
Say hypothetically, that you had half of a pigs worth of unrendered and raw pork fat trimmings in your freezer, apparently about 20 lbs, that your butcher handed you when they returned the rest of your, now disassembled, half pig. What would you do with it? [more inside]
We're light years beyond the Goya aisle here. [more inside]
What should I make for dinner? 'A second life for stale savory cornbread' edition. [more inside]
Good ideas for vegetable-based side dishes to go with Mexican food? (other than beans) [more inside]
What is your favourite authentic Mexican food cookbook? [more inside]
How do I make decent (but preferably great) flour tortillas at home? [more inside]
I need a great pastor recipe! Anybody got one? [more inside]
Is there a recipe for good, easy Mexican rice? Good here equals strong tomato flavor, peas and carrots (I'm not interested in strict authenticity). Bonus points if I can just dump the ingredients in my rice cooker and be done with it. [more inside]
I need a carne asada recipe that's easy and stove-top friendly. [more inside]
VegetarianFilter: Give me your best veg taco recipes and tips! [more inside]
I've recently been given a jar of homemade Salsa Negra. How can I best use it? [more inside]
But there are many, many Moles, including Green Mole with Tomatillos, Green Mole with Pumpkinseeds, Orange-Red Mole, Red Mole, Yellow Mole and the famous peasant Soup, Mole de Olla.
How do I make a great mole (poblano)? [more inside]