Confidently incorporate essential Mexican ingredients into your cooking with a little help from renowned chef and Mexican cuisine expert Deborah Schneider. Make a lively red enchilada sauce, a fresh ancho chile-puya salsa and delicious salsa verde. Plus, find out how to toast, sauté and purée dried chiles with ease. Next, whip up flavorful fillings such as shredded beef and tender chicken, perfect for enchiladas Suizas, or try your hand at seafood or meatless options, such as shrimp ranchera and corn with roasted chiles. You’ll even learn how to choose chiles for sensitive palates. Then, enjoy a lighter take on comfort food with pan-fried chiles stuffed with cheese or beef picadillo, and create easy tortillas and tamales from scratch. Finally, get Deborah’s go-to recipes for tamale pie and layered enchilada casserole — great for make-ahead meals that are ready to be devoured in a flash.
Create the spicy salsas and delicious tacos you crave as you explore the best of Mexican street food with executive chef Deborah Schneider. Learn to dry roast and char ingredients to enhance flavor, and use jalapeño and habanero chilies, avocado and tomatillo to create diverse salsas and hot sauces for every palate. Work with authentic, unexpected ingredients like Coca-Cola, Mexican oregano and epazote as you transform beef and pork into tender carne asada and slow-cooked carnitas, plus two regional-inspired marinades for grilling. For the vegetarian set, learn mouthwatering recipes for chile rajas con crema and oyster mushroom tacos. Wrap it all up with a tasty lesson on homemade tortillas, and bring family and friends together around your dinner table with the incredible flavors of Mexico!