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Caramelized Rajas

Rajas translates as “strips” and you can see just that in the picture: a maze-like tangle of onion and poblano strips cooked into an awesome flavor extravaganza. You can eat the rajas as a side dish, or put them into scrambled eggs, in salads, atop steak or chicken — see that chicken picture below! If you…

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Chilled Yellow Squash and Poblano Chile Soup with Lime and Chile Crema: Thanksgiving Ideas from Texas on the Table

m4s0n501                 Here’s a recipe in my future and hopefully yours. Suzen and I are visiting great friends, great culinary friends, for Thanksgiving. My job is to find recipes for Monday-Thursday, not just Thanksgiving. On Wednesday I posted a book review for Texas on the Table by Terry…

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Muddled Heat and Sweet: Poblano and Pineapple in Tequila and Syrup

  Bars can be expensive. Not that hotel bar you eye occasionally, the one with the $15 drinks. No, I’m talking about your home bar. If you love cocktails and cocktails books — which I do — then it is possible to have stack of “gotta make” recipes. Taken together, all those recipes can demand…

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Grilled Corn and Poblano Guacamole with Goat Cheese from Rick Bayless

If I say Chicago, what food snaps into your mind. Pizza? Dogs? Cabbage rendered in a thousand different ways? That’s a dangerous topic to ask a person from New York, the home of true pizza and the world’s best hot dogs. And, and, which city has won more World Series? Back to food. Chicago? I…

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