Lettuce wraps are a Fiesta favorite in the Chinatown area for NIOSA. And I finally have the recipe so you can try these at home! Heat the peanut oil Add the water chestnuts in wok for 3-4 minutes to make them soft. You can add soy sauce and Stir Fry sauce, or even a little […]
We’re all looking for ways to cut back a little after the holidays. And this recipe from Melissa Guerra, of the fabulous store at Pearl by the same name, is a great way to help you do that. “Click here”:/markets/pearl/fat-free-tostadas/ to see Melissa making this recipe. Melissa says, “My husband and I figured out a […]
Here’s a twist on traditional tamales. This recipe is from La Gloria at Pearl Chef Johnny Hernandez. The chicken mole tamales are wrapped with banana leaves. Mix together all ingredients until you reach a dough consistency. Shape masa into 4oz balls. Chicken Mole In a large pot, boil chicken with the onion, bay leaves, celery, […]
Tapas are delicious appetizers served in Spain. And you can sample them in the Villa España area at NIOSA. These flavorful appetizers were introduced at NIOSA in 2004. Enjoy! 1. In sauté pan or skillet, sauté the garlic in the olive oil for 2 or 3 minutes. 2. Toss the peppers in with the garlic […]
Aldaco’s Stone Oak is a great restaurant. Recently, Owner Blanca Aldaco showed me how to make these delicious enchilada verdes. The secret is the tangy tomatillo sauce. Don’t forget to try her Zesty Margarita or her new award winning Azteca. Salsa Verde Preparation In large saucepan, add tomatillos, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño peppers. Add […]
Here is a great recipe from our friends at Zinc. This pozole will instantly warm you up! “Click here”:/restaurants/zinc/warm-up-with-zincs-delicious-pozole/# to see the chef making this soup. In a medium stock pot, heat oil. Saute onions for 2 minutes. Add garlic, and saute for one minute. Att tomatillos, peppers, oregano, cumin and stock. Bring to a […]
This is so good and quick to prepare when you’ve had a busy, hectic day. It also pairs nicely with a variety of white wines. Heat oil in frying pan. Add shallots and cook till tender. Salt and pepper chicken breasts and add to pan. Cover and cook on medium heat for about 5-6 minutes […]
You’ll love this dish, and you’ll love the sauce so much it’ll become a great addition to chicken, pork, just about anything.
This dish is so incredible, and it’s easy. I watched Jacques Pepin prepare this on his show on KLRN(KLRN TV), so the version here is based on my memory. But, no worries. I’ve already made it twice, and it’s been delicious both times. Prepare the Chicken I use thighs with the skin. Don’t remove the […]
Lidia Bastianich, one of the most popular chefs in the TV world, recently visited San Antonio to promote the PBS station here, KLRN. While in SA, Lidia stopped by my house to shoot a few cooking segments. She prepared a scrumptious chicken and olives dish from the Le Marche region of Italy. The dish is […]
I’ve interviewed tons of TV personalities over the years – some impressed me, others disappointed me. Lidia Bastianich is an impeccable pro! The warm, enthusiastic, passionate ‘Lidia’ you see on PBS is the exact person who came to my house Sunday to shoot a cooking segment. I answered the ring at my door and felt […]
You’ve probably heard of Kobe beef, possibly Wagyu beef but have you ever heard of Akaushi? If not, read on because its history is interesting, and its health benefits are intriguing. Akaushi beef is a specific breed of cattle native to Japan. They are a protected breed and considered a national treasure to Japan. During […]
I heard a news report recently that said a lot of men on Father’s Day want to spend the day doing what ‘they’ want to do and that their choice is usually an activity that doesn’t involve the entire family… like golf. However, if that special father in your life chooses to dine in style […]
Memorial Day weekend and we’re firing up the grill – actually we fire up the grill routinely. I’m a huge red wine fan, so it’s usually a steak of some sort that goes on our grill. We spice them up with a ‘Montreal’ seasoning that you can get at HEB even though my friend, the […]
Any time of year is a good time to go to Gruene, TX… just outside of New Braunfels on the Guadalupe River. The charming town has its own wine bar, antiques store, Texas oldest dancehall and so much more.