Category Archives: Recipes

Recipe: Aji Verde (Mild Green Chile Sauce Peruvian-Style)

One of the two mild chile sauces I served with my anticuchos. This is a base recipe that can be adjusted to your liking: increase the amount of chile or reduce (or eliminate) mayonnaise for a more pungent sauce. Makes … Continue reading

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Recipe: Aji Roja (Mild Red Chile Sauce Peruvian-Style)

This is one of two sauces I served with my anticuchos. It’s got a mild chili/smoke flavor and invites generous squirting onto tacos or alongside grilled meats. This is possibly the inspiration for the “Tacolicious” sauce which is popular at … Continue reading

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Recipe: Grilled Beef Heart Peruvian-Style (Anticuchos)

This is the classic Peruvian street food, made with a taste-alike marinade created from ketchup and chili powder to replace the native Aji Panca. The sauce has a nice balance of sweet/tangy/spicy and would be good with other beef cuts … Continue reading

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Recipe: Carrot Pineapple Jello

I was going to share my family’s Southern recipe until I found this version which really is superior. I’ve only made minor tweaks for better management of proportions. Serves 8. Ingredients: 1 3-oz package jello, lemon or orange flavor (we … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mamo’s Carrot Raisin Slaw

A very good and very simple recipe that often made its appearance at holiday buffets when I was growing up in Dallas. Serves 8-12. Ingredients: 4 c grated carrots 1 c raisins/currants/golden raisins in any combination ¼ c mayonnaise 2 … Continue reading

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Recipe: No-Knead Pizza Dough (in pictures)

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Recipe: Tunisian Chickpea Salad

This is my reverse engineering of the wonderful Tunisian salad from Healthy Living Market. The flavors and textures are nicely balanced and the unexpected spices (ground coriander and caraway) add a note of mystery. Serves 8. Ingredients: 2 c cooked … Continue reading

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Recipe: No-Knead Pizza Dough

This is a variation of Overnight Pizza Dough for those without stand mixers, kitchen scales, pizza peels or a work ethic. Time does all the work. This is so easy, you’ll shake your head at those bags of pre made … Continue reading

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Recipe: Nair’s Moqueca (Sea Bass) Bahai-Style

Here’s another recipe from my Brazilian chef friend Nair. I like how the seafood gets three different styles of preparation—acid marinade, sauteeing and stovetop stewing. Serves 8. Ingredients: 2 lbs fillets of sea bass, mahi mahi or other firm-fleshed fish … Continue reading

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Recipe: Rule of Ones Pancakes

A universal pancake recipe that’s easy to remember since everything’s in ones. Helpful for children or hungover adults. Courtesy of Carol Maxwell. Makes about 10 5-inch pancakes. Ingredients: 1 c all-purpose flour 1 T sugar 1 t baking powder 1 … Continue reading

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