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Huevos Rancheros with black bean refry

A classic Mexican almuerzo (brunch) dish. Make the ranchero salsa in advance if doing from scratch. …

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Sopa de milpa by Angeles Ayala

This pre-Hispanic recipe uses vegetables harvested from the 'milpa' (the corn field), such as sweetcorn, courgettes and delicious fresh poblanos. The poblanos g…

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Chicharrón de queso by Cool Chile

These paper-thin rolls of toasted cheese aren’t just pretty – they’re also simple to make and delicious served with your favourite salsa or guacamole.…

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Caldo de camarón by Sofia Craxton

This delicious, warming soup is spicy and extremely moreish, a bit similar to a Tom Yum soup. It is served at many cantinas in Mexico for free, either as a welc…

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Mexican Fideos

In Mexico lunch is the main meal and is usually served from 2–4pm in the afternoon. Small restaurants will provide 'comida corrida' which is a set menu of 3�…

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Pambazo

A great way to use up any stale rolls, Pambazo is a Mexican sandwich in which the bread is dipped in guajillo salsa, fried, then stuffed with potato, chorizo, c…

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Mole Poblano Turkey taco

Mole Poblano has always played a star role in Mexican Cuisine. It's a dish many Mexicans continue to make for special occasions and parties. By using Cool Chile…

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Turkey panuchos with pickled pink onions

Panuchos are regional Yucatecan snacks. Handmade small tortillas are cooked, then split and filled with refried black beans. These are then fried, before being …

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Steak taco with Pico de Gallo and guacamole

This is known as an arrachera (which means skirt steak in Spanish) taco in Mexico. Ask your butcher for skirt steak, also called onglet or bavette, it is a grea…

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Quick chipotle butterflied leg of lamb with mint sauce by Dodie Miller (inspired by Diana Henry)

One of our favourite dishes at home is what we call ‘lamb on fire’. My husband, Fred, bones a leg of lamb and marinates it in lots of tasty things. Then he …

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Chilorio de pato by Adam Pawlak

Chilorio is a dish from Sinaloa in northern Mexico in which meat – usually pork, but sometimes beef or chicken – is simmered in an ancho chilli sauce. Adam …

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Albóndigas a la Mexicana

The Spanish brought this Moorish influenced dish with them when they conquered Mexico. The meat is poached in the sauce instead of being fried, and it's usually…

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Pozole – three ways

Pozole is a festive broth-y stew that traditionally combines cooked maize kernels with pork and sometimes chicken. It can be served 'rojo' (with chillies) or 'b…

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Pork Pozole by Christine McFadden

Pozole is a traditional Mexican soupy stew made with a special type of hard-husked dried white maize (also known as hominy), meat (usually pork), vegetables, ch…

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Cool Chile Con Carne

In northern Mexico they cook a great dish that may sound familiar... 'carne con chile', literally translating as 'meat with chilli'. It's different to the chill…

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Chiles en nogada by Cool Chile (based on a Rick Bayless recipe)

In Mexico they cook these delicious stuffed poblanos called 'chiles en nogada' to celebrate Mexican Independence day on September 15th. The seasonal ingredients…

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Achiote Pork (puerco pibil)

Puerco Pibil (also known as Cochinita Pibil), is a slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The marinade usually consists of citrus juices f…

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Mexican chorizo

Mexican chorizo is typically made with pork, but beef or a meat substitute like firm tofu (or tempeh or seitan) work equally well as an alternative. Buy ready m…

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Ceviche tostadas

This ceviche combines the sharpness of lime, the smell of the sea, and the richness of avocado on a crispy corn tostada base, that complements its flavours. Eat…

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Pasilla mignonette for oysters

This is an easy, tasty dressing for raw shellfish such as oysters or clams – the toasted pasilla really works with the briney sea flavours.…

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Mackerel tostadas with chipotle mayo by Valentine Warner

A twist on Valentine Warner's excellent tuna tostadas using our time-saving chipotles in adobo sauce. This recipe will make more mayonnaise than you need, but …

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Chilli-cured fish tacos by Stevie Parle

The fish in these light, fresh-tasting tacos is 'cooked' by being marinated in citrus juice (what's known as ceviche), so it's important to use the freshest you…

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Frijoles de la Olla

Mexican black beans, known as ‘frijoles de la olla’ are common to central and south México, cook these beans with onion to make this dish, then add smoked …

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Frijoles de Charro

Mexican cowboy beans, known as ‘frijoles de charros’ are typical in north México. To make this dish cook the pinto beans with onions, green chilli and toma…

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Mojo de Ajo mushrooms with epazote

Mojo de ajo means dunked in garlic, this heavenly concotion is great with mushrooms and makes a great filling for quesadillas.…

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Quesadillas

Quesadillas are the ultimate satisfying snacks: quick to prepare, all they need is some cheese and a little salsa on the side, but you can also get creative and…

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Chilaquiles Rojos by Gicela Morales

Fancy being more adventurous with those leftover tortillas? This is the recipe for you. Chilaquiles rojos can be served with beans or shredded chicken, or add a…

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Rajas con crema (poblanos with cream)

In this twist on a classic Mexican dish, the creamy creme fraiche neutralises the fieriness of the poblanos, allowing you to taste their wonderful roasted flavo…

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Frying tostadas, totopos & tortilla strip

Frying adds texture and flavour and is a great way to use of stale tortillas, waste not want not. …

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Homemade tortillas

There's nothing like getting your hands into masa and making tortillas – it feels, smells and tastes great. …

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Really Cool Chile Nachos

A perfect plate of nachos is made up of layers of homemade corn chips, evenly dotted with blobs of spicy salsa and cooling sour cream, all held together with �…

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Tortilla Crunch

This Tortilla Crunch recipe was inspired by Christina Tosi's - Momofuku Milk Bar Cornflake crunch. It is a crunchy corn topping which is delicious sprinkled ov…

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Cornbread with masa harina

Cornbread is typically American and very nice served on the side of stew or warmed and topped with butter and maple syrup. Using stone ground cornmeal is the be…

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Mojo de Ajo

Mojo de ajo means dunked in garlic, this heavenly concoction is great with prawns, mushrooms or spinach plus you can make garlic mayonnaise with the extra oil.…

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Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo, also known as Salsa Mexicana, is used as a table condiment to sprinkle on tacos, soup or beans or as a dip. The idea is to cut all the ingredient…

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Guacamole

Guacamole is used as a dip but also as a ‘glue’ to hold ingredients on a tostada or torta, plus providing moisture and richness, much like we use butter or …

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Tomatillo & chipotle Salsa

You can use this salsa for dipping totopos or to serve on tacos, quesadillas or with steak / grilled cheese sandwiches. Add some finely chopped coriander and d…

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Dried Red Chilli Salsa

A beautiful, earthy, deep red salsa made from ancho, guajillo and chipotle chillies, that goes with grilled meats, tacos and quesadillas (top bowl pictured in p…

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Roasted Tomato and Jalapeno Salsa

An easy, but very tasty roasted salsa for tacos, meats and grilled sandwiches (right bowl pictured in photo). …

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Tomatillo & avocado taco sauce

A delicious, super easy, fresh tasting salsa with a lovely heat, use with tacos or quesadillas. …

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Mexican Chocolate Fudge Sauce inspired by Christina Tosi

Cristina Tosi of Milk Bar fame is a genius when it comes to all things sweet and this recipe is based on her fudge sauce but using Cool Chile Co Mexican Chocola…

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Masa Harina Pancakes inspired by Delia Smith

The delicate warm flavour of corn from the masa harina makes for really special pancakes – and of course they are also gluten free. Perfect with a simple dust…

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Arroz con leche by Gabriela Gower

Mexican rice pudding is a light stove top variety, it is loose and creamy. The trick is knowing when to stop cooking it. Serve it chilled as a refreshing end to…

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Sweet Tamales

Steamed corn dumplings with various sweet fillings but can also be savoury. …

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Poppy Seed and Lemon Tamales

Steamed corn dumplings with poppy seeds and lemon zest, served with a lemon syrup.…

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Cajeta (goat's milk toffee)

This is the Mexican version of dulce de leche. It is a soft milk toffee made with goat's milk instead of cow's milk. It has a delicate taste and is flavoured wi…

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Pan de Muertos (Bread of the Dead)

The 1st and 2nd of November are days of remembrance for loved ones that have passed away. It is celebrated with a family get together, either at home or at the …

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Maya Chocolate & Pasilla Chilli Brownies by Kelly Peak

Chocolate and chilli are a well renowed combination in both sweet and savoury Mexican dishes. The addition of the pasilla chilli in this particular recipe adds …

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Mexican Hot Chocolate

Cool Chile Co Mexican hot chocolate made from grinding cocoa nibs with brown sugar, whole almonds and cinnamon sticks which give this hot drink a richness and …

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Agua Fresca Flor de Jamaica

A classic Mexican agua fresca, flor de Jamaica has a beautiful colour and a tart refreshing taste. …

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Flor de Jamaica Margarita

The hibiscus syrup makes this a beautiful colour, it is cooling and refreshing and lets the flavour of the tequila come through. Look for 100% blue agave tequil…

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Pink Pickled Onions

Pink pickled onions are from the Yucatan, where they put them on dishes such as puerco pibil and panuchos. The flavour is as perky as the colour with a pleasing…

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Ponche (fruit punch)

Ponche is made with a winter fruit called tecojotes which look like small crab apples and piloncillo (cones of unrefined sugar). However the recipes vary from h…

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Tamarind Margarita with Salty Chilli Margarita Rim

This drink is a take on the Mexican sweets that mix tamarind with chilli, lime and salt. …

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Mexican Birria

The word birria means something that is a mess or deformed, but it is an affectionate name for this beloved meaty rustic brothy stew. It is usually made from la…

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HOW TO PREPARE MEXICAN DRIED CHILES

Dried chiles are an essential part of Mexican cuisine, they need to be toasted and re hydrated to release their flavour. At Cool Chile we stock 11 varieties o…

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Crispy New Potato Tacos With Tomatillo Sauce

Crispy fried potato tacos with tomatilo sauce.…

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Nettle Quesadillas

Nettles for the picking! Spring is the time of year that nettles are just emerging and still tender. Nettles are nutritious greens and are free! Boil quickly …

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Tiny tostadas with easy refry and salsa

Our smallest 6cm frying tortillas are ideal for bite size crunchy party snacks. To make these tostadas we use an easy beany refry recipe and ready to go Chipot…

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Michelada with easy chamoy

Mexico's refreshing beer cocktail, served in a glass with our Salty Chilli Cocktail Rim with our easy chamoy recipe Chamoy is a salty, sweet, sour and spicy con…

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Classic Margarita - Jug

Our recipe omits the usual Triple Sec, while doubling the tequila, which we feels gives you more tequila flavour. We like to use a strong flavoured but sipable…

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Oaxacan Mole Negro

Oaxaca is famous for it moles and maybe the most famous of all of their moles, is Mole Negro. It is a celebratory mole, because of the rarity and expense of on…

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Salsa Macha by Monica Shaw

My salsa macha is based on a Rick Bayless recipe. I've been a long time fan of Rick's since first going to his restaurant, Frontera Grill, in my hometown Chicag…

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Bloody Maria

This bloody Maria cocktail is made with tequila instead of vodka, hot sauce and lime for a fun twist on the classic Bloody Mary.…

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Easy Peeler Clementine Mezcalita

Get in the festive spirit with this fresh and fruity Easy Peeler Clementine Mezcalita recipe.…

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Red Michelada

Red Michelada, made with beer, tomato juice, hot sauce and plenty of lime, this drink is refreshing for hot days or perfect for a pick me up, drunk quickly it b…

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Bite Size Caviar Tostadas

Canapes and cocktails are ideal for festive parties. With this in mind we have an easy suggestion for topping your tostadas, we have used a combination of sour…

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Turkey Salad Tostadas with Salsa Macha

Salsa Macha a fried chopped chilli salsa with nuts, garlic and sesame, it is very similar to Chinese crispy chilli in oil and can be used as a condiment or as…

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Turkey Caldo Tlalapeno

Caldo Tlalapeno is a clear but tasty home made broth spiced up with smoked chillies, fortified with a little shredded meat and chickpeas, garnished with diced a…

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Roasted Duck with Ancho and Morello Cherry Mole

Inspired by Delia Smith's great roasted duck recipe with a morello cherry and red wine sauce, we have added a Mexican twist to this classic by adding ancho chi…

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Tacos Al Pastor

Traditionally grilled on a vertical spit, similar to a shwarma or gyro, Tacos Al Pastor is one of Mexico’s most famous – and tastiest – street foods. Alth…

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