Category Archives: Recipes

Tamale Cooking Class at De Leons Mexican Foods

We are having a Tamalada at De Leons Mexican Foods! Join us for a fun evening in this hands-on class learning to make homemade savory pork and sweet pineapple tamales. We will learn to prepare a quick and easy cooked … Continue reading

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Hatch Chiles Have Arrived at De Leon’s Foods!

Join Mike and me for our fun and informative Hatch Chile Cooking Class. We will learn to make three of New Mexico’s favorite dishes: chile verde, green chile enchiladas, and stuff green chiles with picadillo. Serving Frank’s delicious homemade artisan … Continue reading

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Yellow Rice / Arroz Amarillo

CookWithUs.com recipe This rice is delicately flavored and colored yellow with annatto seeds which are indigenous to the Yucatan area of Mexico. 3 teaspoons achiote (annatto seed) ¼ cup cooking oil 2 cups long grain rice, rinsed and drained 2 … Continue reading

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Brazilian Fudge Truffles / Brigadeiros

Our first pilot for Latino Sabor, our Latin inspired cooking show, featured these decadent little truffles, so popular in Brazil. Brazillian Fudge Truffles / Brigadeiros These gooey little bon-bons have a chocolaty caramel flavor and are traditionally served in frilly paper … Continue reading

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Cochinita Pibil is a favorite Yucatan, Mexico, pork dish.

Every time we make cochinita pibil for friends, they rave “this is the best Mexican pork we’ve ever eaten! The meat is rich and succulent with a unique earthy flavor imparted from achiote, a seasoning paste, made from annatto seeds … Continue reading

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Festive Mexican Flag Rice

  A colorful display of green, red, and white rice is a perfect patriotic side dish. Each rice represents one color of the Mexican flag. Mexican Flag Rice   Green Rice / Arroz Verde This deliciously creamy rice derives its green color from … Continue reading

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Poblano Chiles stuffed with Picadillo

Picadillo is a spiced meat filling made with fruit and usually nuts. It can be used for chile rellenos, empanadas, and  other specialty Mexican dishes. This recipe adapted from Fridas Fiestas was served at the wedding of Frida Kahlo and … Continue reading

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Oyster Soup by Frida Kahlo

Mexican Cooking with Frida Fridas Fiestas is a beautiful cookbook with Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo, written by Gudalupe Rivera, Diego’s daughter, and Marie-Pierre Colle.   If you are not familiar with Frida Kahlo she is a larger … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Salad with Grilled Shrimp

 A composed salad is edible artistry.  Each fresh vegetable is showcased,  each vivid color and texture contrasting beautifully together on the plate.  Mix and match, whatever suits your palette. 2 cups fresh organic lettuce, red leaf & oak leaf (shown) torn into bite … Continue reading

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Summertime and the pickin’ is easy.

Thank-you Bonnie for the luscious red raspberries.  Perfectly ripened berries are sweet but slightly tart and are delicious sprinkled on  breakfast cereals and folded into pancake batter.  With the last cup of berries I made this wonderful raspberry tea cake.  … Continue reading

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