Truly Mexican: Essential Recipes and Techniques for Authentic Mexican Cooking
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Publication Date: April 2011
Featured Recipe: Pineapple and Cucumber Guacamole (Guacamole con Pina y Pepino)
Mexican cuisine is an American favorite from coast to coast, but many people are too intimidated to try meals that are authentically Mexican in their own kitchens. In Truly Mexican, Roberto Santibanez shows you that it’s the flavors that are complex, not the cooking. With effortless preparations and fresh, flavorful ingredients, Mexican home cooking can be simple and simply delicious.
An introduction to Mexican cooking covers the main ingredients as well as how they’re best prepared from toasting tortillas to roasting tomatoes and offers a few simple kitchen commandments that make great results a given. Recipes cover main dishes, sides, salsas, guacamoles, moles, adobos, and more.
- Features 128 recipes for authentic Mexican favorites from classic tacos and tamales to stunning dishes like Braised Short Ribs Adobo and Red Snapper Papillotes in Green Mole
- Includes a useful Sources section to help readers track down authentic Mexican ingredients
- Provides straightforward instructions on essential techniques like roasting chiles, making fresh tortillas, and filling enchiladas
Illustrated throughout with dramatic photos that evoke bold Mexican flavors, Truly Mexican puts the real tastes of Mexico within easy reach.
Cooks&Books&Recipes Featured Cook Amy:
when i first received this cookbook, truly Mexican: essential recipes and techniques for authentic mexican cooking, i was thrilled. this is not your average hide-it-on-the-bookshelf cookbook. with its gorgeous, colorful photos + wonderful descriptions, this cookbook could just as easily play the role of a conversation-starting coffee-table book. with sections on everything from the basics of mexican cooking to adobos, moles and pipianes, it wonderfully covers mexican cooking in a way that is complex and authentic, while still being approachable enough for a novice chef to attempt. i’ve already bookmarked a bunch of other recipes and have a feeling that there’s going to be a lot more mexican cooking in my household than there ever was before!
Ready to make some recipes that are truly Mexican?
We suggest starting with the recipe for pineapple and cucumber guacamole