Tlalpeño

One of the most famous soups in Mexico is Caldo Tlalpeño. It is one of my favorites too and I order it at Los Potrillos, Santa Fe, NM every time I go there. It is made up of chicken, chickpeas, various vegetables (carrots, zucchini, chayote squash, onions, garlic or tomatoes) and chicken broth. Then it …

Chili Rellenos

Chili Rellenos, literally “stuffed chili”, is a fusion between Mexican and Spanish cooking. The origin is from Puebla, Mexico and the chili most commonly used for the dish is Poblano, derived from the city’s name. Other peppers that are now used are Anaheim, pasilla, and jalapeno. It can basically be described as a Spanish “hot …

Calabacitas

Calabacitas is the Spanish word for little squash. Therefore, it can refer to yellow squash and zucchini which are used to make the traditional New Mexican Calabacitas dish. This colorful side dish is pueblo in origin and first recorded from the 16th century. Trade routes resulted in the addition of New Mexico chile being added …