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Recipes: Entrees

Elemental Arracheras

This traditional recipe for fajitas hails from the wood-fire cookouts on northern Mexico ranches.

Mesquite-Grilled Frontier Sirloin

Savory sage and mustard enhance these tasty steaks. You can find mesquite chips at most outdoors stores.2 T. prepared yellow…

Smoked Mint Bass Fillets

This recipe involves applying both a paste and a “mop,” but most of the work is done the night before.…

Chicken-Fried Steak with Cream Gravy

According to owner-proprietor Eddie Wilson, the secret to Threadgill’s acclaimed CFS is its wet-dry-wet method of preparation. (It seals in…

Vietnamese Skewered Beef

This recipe is adapted from one that appears in Paula Tran's Living and Cooking Vietnamese. Nuoc mam (fish sauce) and…

Calabacita con Carne de Puerco

This version of Calabacita con Carne de Puerco (or Mexican Squash with Pork) was adapted from a recipe that appears…

Carne Guisada

Carne Guisada can be used as a filling for crisp or soft tacos or served by itself as a main…

Long-Life Noodles

Yield: 4 main dishes or 8 appetizers.

Steamed Pork Dumplings

You can make dumpling dough from scratch, but according to Fran Gerling, our recipe tester, the process proves sticky, at…

Sauerbraten with Gingersnap Gravy

Friedhelm Bopp, the proprietor and chef Friedhelm's Bavarian Inn in Fredericksburg, serves one of his signature dishes, Sauerbraten with Gingersnap…

Shrimp in Olive Oil and Garlic

The Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar in Houston serves this savory seafood dish. Fast and easy, it features a delightful blend…

Sweet Tamales

Adapted from a recipe that appears in Patricia Quintana's book Mexico's Feast of Life, this recipe for sweet tamales was…
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