The Mexican Home Kitchen

The Mexican Home Kitchen : Traditional Home-Style Recipes That Capture the Flavors and Memories of Mexico

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The long-awaited, best-selling cookbook from Mely Martinez, The Mexican Home Kitchen, compiles the traditional home-style dishes enjoyed every day in Mexican households, with influences from states like Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Veracruz, Puebla, Estado de Mexico, and Yucatan.

*As featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, People Magazine, The Smithsonian Magazine, Eater, Epicurious, Chowhound, The Kitchn, Prevention, and Taste of Home*

Illustrated with stunning photography, this book includes recipes for stews, soups, and side dishes, along with famous dishes like mole, enchiladas, picadillo, and milanesa, and is rounded out with delicious salsas, drinks, and desserts.

For Mely Martinez, Mexican cooking has always been about family, community, and tradition. Born and raised in Tampico, Mely started helping in the kitchen at a very young age, since she was the oldest daughter of eight children, and spent summers at her grandmother's farm in the state of Veracruz, where part of the daily activities included helping grind the corn to make masa.

Mely started her popular blog, Mexico in My Kitchen, to share the recipes and memories of her home so that her son can someday recreate and share these dishes with his own family. In the meantime, it has become the go-to source for those looking for authentic home-style Mexican cooking.

Recreate these favorite comfort foods using inexpensive, easy-to-find ingredients:



Caldo de Pollo (Mexican chicken soup)
Tacos de Bistec (steak tacos)
Carnitas (tender, crispy pork)
Albondigas (Mexican meatballs)
Tamales (both savory and sweet)
Enchiladas (both red and green sauces)
Mole Poblano (one of the most classic and popular moles)
Nopales (recipes made with cactus paddles)
Empanadas (beef and cheese filled)
Chiles Rellenos (stuffed and fried poblano peppers)
Pozole (both red and green versions)
Camarones en Chipotle (deviled shrimp)
Salsa Taquera (salsa for tacos)
Pastel de Tres Leches (a luscious and moist cake that's a Mexican favorite)
Bunuelos (crispy dough fritters coated in sugar)
Aguas Frescas (horchata, hibiscus, and tamarind flavors)
and much more!


Complete with easy-to-follow instructions, beautiful images, and stories from Mexico, along with recipes for making corn and flour tortillas and tips for stocking your pantry, The Mexican Home Kitchen will have you enjoying this delicious cooking right in your own home.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 17.78mm | 884.51g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 75 color photos
  • 1631066935
  • 9781631066931
  • 9,426

Table of contents

Introduction

The Mexican Pantry
Tools & Equipment
Roasting Vegetables
Corn Tortillas
Flour Tortillas

SOUPS
CALDO DE POLLO Chicken Soup
CALDO DE RES Beef and Vegetable Soup
CREMA DE ELOTE Cream of Corn Soup
CREMA DE PAPA Cream of Potato Soup
SOPA DE LENTEJAS Lentil Soup
SOPA DE FIDEO Mexican Noodle Soup
MENUDO Mexican Tripe Soup
POZOLE ROJO Red Pozole
POZOLE VERDE DE POLLO Green Pozole with Chicken
SOPA DE TORTILLA Tortilla Soup

MAIN DISHES
TACOS DE BISTEC Steak Tacos
FLAUTAS DE PAPA Crispy Rolled Potato Tacos
CARNITAS
BARBACOA DE LENGUA Beef Tongue Barbacoa Tacos
CHILES RELLENOS
MOLE POBLANO
ALBONDIGAS Mexican Meatball Soup
ALBONDIGAS EN CHIPOTLE Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce
CALABACITAS CON PUERCO Pork Stew with Squash
CARNE CON PAPAS Beef and Potatoes
ASADO DE PUERCO Pork Stew
MILANESA DE RES Beef Milanesa
CAMARONES EN CHIPOTLE Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce
BISTEC A LA MEXICANA Mexican-Style Steak
CHICHARRON EN SALSA VERDE Fried Pork Skins in Green Salsa
DISCADA NORTENA Northern-Style Mixed Meats
ENTOMATADAS
EMPANADAS DE QUESO Cheese Empanadas
EMPANADAS DE CARNE MOLIDA Ground Beef Empanadas
TOSTADAS DE POLLO Chicken Tostadas
ENCHILADAS ROJAS Red Enchiladas
ENCHILADAS VERDES Green Enchiladas
COSTILLAS EN SALSA VERDE Pork Rib Tips in Green Salsa
ENSALADA DE POLLO Chicken Salad
ENSALDA DE CODITOS Macaroni Salad
FILETE DE PESCADO EMPANIZADO Breaded Fish Fillet
FRIJOL CON PUERCO Pork and Beans
PICADILLO
POLLO A LA VERACRUZANA Chicken Veracruz-Style
TINGA DE POLLO Chicken Tinga
POLLO EN SALSA VERDE CON CALABACITAS Chicken with Squash in Green Salsa
POLLO ENTOMATADO Chicken in Tomato Sauce
ROPA VIEJA Shredded Beef in Tomato Sauce
TAMALES DE POLLO EN SALSA VERDE Chicken in Green Salsa Tamales
TAMALES DE PUERCO Pork Tamales
TAMALES DE RAJAS CON QUESO Cheese and Vegetable Tamales

SALSAS & SIDES
PICO DE GALLO
SALSA ROJA Red Salsa
SALSA ROJA ROSTIZADA Roasted Red Salsa
SALSA TAQUERA Taqueria- Style Salsa
SALSA VERDE Green Salsa
SALSA VERDE ROSTIZADA Roasted Green Salsa
SALSA VERDE CREMOSA Creamy Avocado Tomatillo Salsa
GUACAMOLE
ARROZ BLANCO White Rice
ARROZ ROJO Red Rice
ARROZ VERDE Green Rice
FRIJOLES REFRITOS Refried Beans
FRIJOLES DE OLLA Beans from the Pot
FRIJOLES PINTOS CREMOSOS Creamy Pinto Beans
CALABACITAS CON CREMA Mexican Squash with Cream
CALABACITAS CON QUESO Mexican Squash with Cheese
ENSALADA DE REPOLLO Cabbage Salad
NOPALES CON OREGANO Cactus Paddles with Oregano

DESSERTS & DRINKS
ARROZ CON LECHE Rice Pudding
BUDIN DE PAN Bread Pudding
BUNUELOS
CHURROS
CREPAS Crepes
FLAN
GELATINA DE MOSAICO Mosaic Gelatin 1
PASTEL DE CUMPLEANOS Old- Fashioned Birthday Cake
PASTEL DE TRES LECHES Three Milks Cake
TAMALES DULCES Sweet Tamales
TAMALES DE PINA Pineapple Tamales
AGUA DE HORCHATA Horchata
AGUA DE JAMAICA Hibiscus Iced Tea
AGUA DE TAMARINDO Tamarind Drink
ATOLE BLANCO White Atole
ATOLE DE ARROZ Rice Atole
CHAMPURRADO
CAFE DE OLLA Mexican Spiced Coffee
CHOCOLATE CALIENTE Mexican Hot Chocolate
PONCHE NAVIDENO Mexican Christmas Punch

Index
Acknowledgments
About the Author
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Review quote

"Mely's book is filled with memories that capture the essence of Mexican home cooking. Its recipes are the ones that I was brought up with, and are a fundamental part of our culture."--Adrian Herrera, chef, judge of MasterChef Mexico, owner of Fonda San Francisco and Paso Del Norte
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About Mely Martínez

Mely Martinez started her blog, Mexico in My Kitchen, in 2008 for her teenage son, hoping that someday he will use it to recreate the Mexican food his mom made for the family. Mely was born and raised in the city of Tampico, Tamaulipas, and started helping in the kitchen at a very young age, since she was the oldest daughter of eight children. She and her siblings spent summers at her grandmother's farm in the state of Veracruz, where part of the daily activities included helping to grind corn for making masa and gathering firewood for the woodburning stove. At the age of twenty, Mely moved to southern Mexico, where she worked as a teacher. This job gave her the opportunity to travel to all the states in the Yucatan Peninsula, and enjoy their excellent and unique cuisine. Throughout the years, she lived in other states in Mexico, and has traveled to most of them. By now, she had moved more than twenty times! Mely enjoys cooking classic meals that are eaten every day in Mexico, and sharing them with her followers around the world. Her recipes are created from knowledge gained throughout her studies, travels, and life experiences. She lives in Dallas, Texas.
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