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Brunch Favorite: {Chilaquiles Verdes} Salsa Verde Chilaquiles

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Brunch Favorite: {Chilaquiles Verdes} Salsa Verde Chilaquiles

A dish so good it needs no translation.

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes ~ Cook Time: 25 minutes


Chilaquiles Verdes

{IMPORTANT NOTE} You will need to make a double batch of my salsa verde recipe for this popular Mexican dish. Yet another reason to keep extra salsa in the freezer! 😉

Last week I had a special guest in my kitchen, my best friend Katie. She was visiting for the weekend and had a craving for the traditional chilaquiles my family makes, so obviously, as a good hostess I had to deliver. Not such a selfless act on my part, since I’m always looking for an excuse to eat chilaquiles. This is a very traditional breakfast or brunch dish in Mexico, normally served with a side of pinto beans and eggs. My mom made chilaquiles regularly since it was my brother’s preferred breakfast meal. Perhaps it’s the simplicity of making chilaquiles that makes this dish a staple, while at the same time bringing an explosion of taste to the palatte. With so many flavor profiles and regional variations, it’s no wonder why Mexican breakfast has also become a staple in American brunch menus. Read the rest of this entry


Salsa Verde – With Roasted Serranos & Tomatillos

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Highlighting Flavors: serrano peppers & cilantro

Makes: About 1 Cup

Prep Time: 30 minutes (Hint: you can do something else while the tomatillos and peppers roast) 😉


Salsa Verde

Tried & True

A friend requested that I post something straight from my mother’s kitchen, because among my circles, her cooking is well recognized. Lucky for me, I inherited some of her talents!  Keep reading…

Serrano Peppers

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Serrano Peppers

Serrano Peppers

If you’re going to make Mexican salsa at home, you should get to know these bad boys. Are they spicy? OH YEAH! So just be careful if this is your first venture into the serrano world, I recommend starting with 1 tsp. at a time and adding more on as you get comfortable. A definition on wikipedia says “the serrano pepper is a type of chili pepper that originated in the mountainous regions of the Mexican states of Puebla and Hidalgo.”