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Chile-Corn Custard Squares

A nice side for a BBQ, courtesy of Bon Appetit.

3 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 large onion, finely chopped
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
2/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or 1/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese mixed with 1/3 cup crumbled queso fresco, divided
1/2 cup sour cream (plus additional for garnish, optional)
1/2 cup canned creamed corn
2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeño chiles

Chile Corn Custard
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Menu for Week of January 4th

Sat: Chili w/ corn, tortillas, (soak pintos)
Sun: ceviche w/popcorn, sweet potato, pintos
Mon: Posole w/ salad (chili for lunch)
Tue: ceviche tacos http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/mexican-ceviche-tacos (posole for lunch)
Wed: Chili
Thu: Mexican Salad (chili for lunch)
Fri: Posole w/ salad

Chili

Corn, Chili, and Cheese Salad

Easy and delicious Bon Appetit recipe. Also keeps well in the fridge for several days and, in some ways, improves over time.

4 ears of corn, husked
1 large shallot, thinly sliced into rings
1 red chile (BA recommends Holland or Fresno, but a Jalapeño will do), optionally deseeded, thinly sliced into rings
¼ cup fresh lime juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 oz. fresh Cotija cheese or queso fresco, crumbled
¼ cup cilantro leaves with tender stems

Grilled Corn Salad
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The South by SouthWestern Enchilada (with Verde Foam)

This is a tribute to the Southwestern Enchilada at Chuy's, with a twist of classic Mexico add on - hence - the South by SouthWestern stacked enchilada. It is also the ultimate recipe to use up the leftover yummies from a week of Mexico/TexMex eating. Random weird elements from that mole recipe? Let's find a place for it. Make some verde sauce from those lonely leftover tomatillos, and you're on your way.

Per Enchilada:
2-3 corn tortillas
1 egg
1 Tbsp crema
1/2 cup chicken, partially shredded - dark meat preferred
1/4 cup salsa verde

South by Southwestern Enchilada
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Southwest Salmon

This recipe just sort of happened one day. We had some miscellaneous items we wanted to use up, and it turned out delicious! The amounts used here served 2.

Ingredients
Salmon (1/2-2/3 lb)
Southwestern seasonings (blend of salt, chipotle, dash chili powder, cumin, dash of coriander, lime juice)

Corn (1 ear)
Tomato (1 med, chopped)
Onion (1/2 small, chopped)
Cilantro (about 1/2 cup, separated from stalks)
Salsa / hot sauce (about 2 tbsp)
Lime (juice from 2 limes)

SW Salmon
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Pepper Slaw

1/4 lb. shredded green cabbage
2/3 red bell pepper, cut into slivers
1/3 green bell pepper, cut into slivers
1/3 poblano pepper (or similar moderate heat pepper), cut into slivers
1/2 c. apple cider, rice, or red wine vinegar (or a mix of all three!)
2 Tbsp sugar
Salt and celery seed (or celery salt) to taste
Pepper

Pepper Slaw
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Jalapeno Jelly

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p>Audrey's homemade jalapeno jelly is always a huge hit at parties. The fact that Jon grows the hot peppers that go into the jelly impresses people even more. The secret is that this is actually one of the easiest canning recipes I have. Even though this is made with hot peppers (and trust me, the ones coming out of our garden are very spicy), its actually very mild when finished. To kick it up a notch, substitute a few habaneros or other spicy chilis. Three to four habaneros will make a medium heat jelly.

Jalapeno Jelly
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Jon's Chili

There is no "real" recipe to Jon's chili beyond the base set of ingredients and improvisation with spices and available ingredients. If there are fresh peppers, they go in. If there's homemade salsa, it definitely goes in. Beer (Shiner Bock I find is best) cuts the spice level nicely without removing the flavor.

I sautee the onion/garlic/jalapenos until tender, then add the meat and brown it. Add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes, then add whole habaneros and the first spices (salt, pepper, first group of spices). Add 4 cups of water and some beer and bring to a boil.

Chili
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Sharon's egg and chile souffle

3 large Hatch green chiles; roasted, chopped and seeded (or 2 small cans chopped green chiles)
1 can corn (optionally briefly blended with hand blender to break down)
1 small zucchini, sliced into half moons and salted for 10-30 minutes to release excess water
1/2 lb. Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack Cheese, grated
6 Eggs
8oz sour cream

Serves 4

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix chiles, corn, and zucchini in a bowl.

Layer chile mix with the grated cheese in an buttered or greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish.

Hatch Souffle
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Jon's Garden Salsa

I began making my own hot sauce during Peace Corps - peppers were plentiful, but good, non-tabasco-style sauces were hard to find (and generally bad). It's always a big hit, but actually really easy to make.

You can also see this recipe in a much more amusing flowchart form (PDF)

Salsa and chips
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Veggie (TVP) Chili

TVP Chunk can often be found in Caribbean markets

3 cups TVP beef Chunk or mince
1 bag (4 c) Brown Lentils
1 cup red peas, soaked overnight, or 1 can (optional)
1/4 cup chili powder
1/4 cup cumin
1 tbsp sage (if fresh, finely chopped)
1 scotch bonnet or habanero pepper
4 jalapenos
2 limes worth of juice
2 c cheddar cheese
black pepper
2 smallish medium onions, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
32oz crushed or diced tomatoes
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 Bottle Beer (Shiner Bock, Red Stripe both work well)

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It's Bean a Long Thyme soup

Soak overnight: 3 cups dried black beans 2 cups dried black-eyed peas 2 cups dried pintos Other beans as available

Rinse and cover with 2" of water add 32oz of veg stock salt port (4 slices of fatty bacon work well!) 2 cans diced tomatoes 2 jalapenos, chopped (or 1 scotch bonnet or habanero, left whole) 2 medium onions, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced
spices to taste (use a LOT, beans soak it all up):

salt
pepper
rosemary
thyme
cumin
chili powder or (better) powedered chipolte peppers
a dash each of:
allspice
paprika

bring to a boil, add:
1 cup green lentils

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Cornbread

Cornbread from scratch. The "one kit" recipe is for one normal-sized loaf. The "three kit" recipe is for Turkey and Dressing. When making cornbread for dressing, do not use stone ground cornmeal for the cornbread...although it makes great cornbread, it makes lousy dressing, it absorbs too much liquid.

One Kit
1 c. yellow cornmeal (Not stone ground)
1 c. flour
1 T sugar (optional if you are not feeding Yankees)
4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 c. milk
1/4 c. shortening
1 egg

Three Kits
3 c. yellow cornmeal (Not stone ground)

Cornbread
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