These days Aarón Sánchez is everywhere, jumping from the small screen to the kitchen with a gig as a judge on Food Network’s Chopped and opening up new restaurants including Johnny Sanchez with partner in crime, chef John Besh and Paloma in Connecticut. And we couldn’t be more excited!
Sánchez is serving up modern takes on classic Mexican dishes with sabor and attitude. Here’s the proof: 8 awesome Aarón Sánchez recipes from soups and holiday meals to fun apps and sweet desserts.
For a fun and casual dinner, whip up these quick and easy meatless cemitas. Made with black beans simmered in taco seasoning and topped with mounds of cheese, it's a dinner everyone will love.
When you think of Mexican cuisine your first thought is likely not pasta. Aarón Sánchez's Sopa Seca might make you think again.
According to Sánchez, sopa seca - which means dry soup - is a foreign food that's been given "a Latin twist, subbing cilantro for basil, cotija or queso fresco for Parmesan, and spice for subtlety." A homemade roasted tomato-chile de arbol salsa gives this dish, traditional in many Mexican families' Easter celebrations, a fresh kick of flavor.
"These bites of deliciousness are perfect for any sort of party, especially tailgates," said Aarón Sánchez. "They are my version of chicken wings, dreamed up with my colleague Alex Garcia from Food Network. Serve it with my Tamarind-Pasilla BBQ Sauce and you’re sure to have a crowd-pleaser."
This holiday season, put a Mexican spin on a traditional dish: turkey. This turkey is coated in a chile sauce made with onions, tomatillos, and ancho chiles.
“It’s the one time of year where I get to make our special tamales and other dishes that I don’t get a chance to make during the rest of the year,” says Sánchez. “The holidays are a time to be thankful for all that I have, and it’s a great chance to remember what’s important in life.”
“This hearty combo of vegetables, with a little bacon and my Garlic-Chipotle Love in there to rev up the flavor, is so easy to make," Sánchez said. "Serve it along with a little rice and maybe some salsa, and you’ve got yourself a kick-ass meal.”