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Recipe from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook. Find several more recipes from the book here.4 ounces raw red snapper, cut into 1/2-inch cubes1 tablespoon finely chopped white onion3/4 cup fresh lime juice, divided 1/2 cup thinly sliced octopus (cooked as below)4 medium shrimp (cooked as below)1/2 cup
This recipe is from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook. Find several more recipes from the book here.1 ½ cups corn oil8 regular-sized corn tortillas, each cut into 8 triangles salt to tastePlace a medium cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, add oil, and preheat to bubbling, 3 to 4 minutes. Working in batches, fry tortilla
This recipe is from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook. Find several more recipes from the book here.1/2 cup pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds), roasted 1/2 cup peanuts, roasted 4 medium tomatoes, roasted, peeled, coarsely chopped 2 medium tomatillos, husks removed, roasted, coarsely chopped 2 chipotle peppers in
This recipe is from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook. Find several more recipes from the book here.4 medium tomatillos, husks removed, coarsely chopped1 serrano pepper, stemmed 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1 tablespoon finely chopped white onion ¼ small bunch cilantro ¼ teaspoon kosher salt Place tomatillos, pepper, garlic,and onion
This recipe is from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook. Find several more recipes from the book here.8 to 10 guajillos (long, reddish dried chiles), stemmed, seeded, reconstituted with enough water to cover (reserve liquid)2 dried chiles de árbol, stemmed, reconstituted 6 garlic cloves, peeled, roasted 1 tablespoon finely chopped white onion 1
This recipe is from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook. Find several more recipes from the book here.½ small white onion 2 garlic cloves, peeled 2 serrano peppers, roasted, peeled, stemmed ½ small bunch cilantro, divided in half 6 medium tomatoes, roasted, peeled 1 ½ teaspoons kosher saltPlace onion and garlic in a food
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