Chiles en Nogada

By Jessica Toledo - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37857302

By Jessica Toledo – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37857302

As I mentioned on our “About” page, the original cookbook never made it into print. At the time the marriage dissolved, one important recipe was still pending, as we were having trouble convincing the family to invest the time necessary for making this complicated dish and allowing us to do all the measuring.

Since it never happened, I’ll point you instead to a very authentic version on The Mija Chronicles blog.

Tequila Sours

Tequila sourTequila Sour

1 oz. tequila
2 oz. (¼ c.) lemonade concentrate
1 t. orange juice concentrate

Shake with two ice cubes. Strain into sour glass and garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Tequila Sour II
Makes 6

1 (6 oz.) can limeade concentrate
4 ½ oz. tequila
½ c. orange juice concentrate

Combine ingredients in blender with approximately 10 ice cubes. Whip smooth and serve.

Lengua de Res

Lengua1 beef tongue
2 cloves garlic
1 T. salt

Boil tongue, salt and garlic in water until tender, about 3 hours. When done, drain and let cool. Peel outer skin layer off and discard, and slice meat. This is another excellent taco option in flour tortillas with salsa.

Lengua Lampreada

Sliced cooked tongue
Flour
5 eggs
Oil for frying

Separate eggs and beat yolks with whisk until fluffy. Beat white with electric mixer until stiff and fold into yolks. Coat tongue with flour and then dip in egg batter. Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Lengua en Salsa (top photo)

1 beef tongue
2 cloves garlic
1 T. salt
1 large bell pepper, sliced
2 T. chopped onion
1 T. olive oil
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 chopped jalapeño
1 c. liquid from cooked tongue

Boil tongue, salt and garlic in water until tender, about 3 hours. When done, drain (reserving 1 cup liquid) and let cool. Peel outer skin layer off and discard, and slice meat.
Lightly brown onion and bell pepper in oil in large skillet. Add remaining ingredients and the sliced tongue. Simmer covered until pepper is tender.