What is known in Mexico as barbacoa is totally different than American barbecue. Barbacoais an ancient cooking technique that natives in Mexico used thousands of years ago and it's still widely used today.
Don't be startled! Beef tongue, though it may sound unusual, is a classic taco filling, usually eaten for breakfast. Here, it's cooked in a slow cooker until fall apart tender and tucked into warm corn tortillas.
On my last visit home to Monterrey, I was talking with my aunt Miriam. We always talk about food and she told me of a recipe her sister, my aunt Celina, had recently mentioned. A recipe that was so easy and so delicious I just had to make it, she said. That recipe was a faux pozole, a quick and easy pozolillo.
In Mexico, there is pozole and then there is pozolillo. As the name implies, pozolillo is an easier version of its cousin. When you’re short on time but you have a craving, this quick Chicken, Poblano, and Corn Soup is the right recipe for you.
Some of the earliest memories I have are of food. Specifically, food that came out of my Nana’s kitchen. As incredible as it seems today, Nana used to make tortillas every day. We were spoiled beyond belief! One of the dishes she spoiled us with were these sweet tortillas de azucar.
Tortillas de Azucar are sweet little tortillas that are like a cross between a cookie and a biscuit. Simply mix up the batter, cook up on a griddle, and serve them smeared with cajeta for dessert or plain with a cold glass of milk for breakfast.
Bone marrow has been a part of the European diet since medieval times. Early recipes show that marrow was among the ingredients for sweet/savory treats and was also a stand-alone dish believed to have medicinal properties. Tiny silver spoons used to extract cooked marrow from the bones were part of every well-stocked kitchen. It is said that Queen Elizabeth ate bone marrow every day, and she lived a long life indeed!
If you think this dish is only for the adventurous, think again! Roasted bone marrow is a highly prized dish throughout Mexico. Beef marrow can be compared to beef-flavored butter on a corn tortilla. A sprinkling of salt is all Tacos de Tuetano need, but you can go ahead and add a spoonful of salsa. Bliss.
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