Z'Tejas~~ Cilantro & Lime Roasted Peppers~~Ingredients: 1/2 lb. anaheim peppers 6 oz. red bell pepper 2 medium jalapeno peppers 1 small red onion (julienned) 1 small yellow onion (julienned) 2 Tbs. olive oil 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped) 1 fresh lime pinch of kosher salt (or to taste) Instructions: Roast peppers over an open flame or under the broiler evenly until skin blisters. Place in a container, cover and allow to steam for 3-4 minutes. Peel peppers, removing as much of the blistered…

Z'Tejas~~ Cilantro & Lime Roasted Peppers~~Ingredients: 1/2 lb. anaheim peppers 6 oz. red bell pepper 2 medium jalapeno peppers 1 small red onion (julienned) 1 small yellow onion (julienned) 2 Tbs. olive oil 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped) 1 fresh lime pinch of kosher salt (or to taste) Instructions: Roast peppers over an open flame or under the broiler evenly until skin blisters. Place in a container, cover and allow to steam for 3-4 minutes. Peel peppers, removing as much of the blistered…

Z'Tejas~~Chicken Fajitas~~Fajita Marinade:  1 1/2 cup fresh orange juice  5 oz. apple juice  1/4 cups brown sugar  1/2 Tbs. cayenne spice  1/2 cup flour  1 cups soy sauce  1 Tbs. lime juice   1 cups pineapple juice  1/2 cups water      Mix all ingredients well and place in plastic container.  Chicken Fajitas:  4 chicken breasts  1 small red onion (julienne)  1 small red or green bell pepper (julienne)      Grill chicken and cut into strips.  Add chicken, red onion and peppers into hot…

Z'Tejas~~Chicken Fajitas~~Fajita Marinade: 1 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 5 oz. apple juice 1/4 cups brown sugar 1/2 Tbs. cayenne spice 1/2 cup flour 1 cups soy sauce 1 Tbs. lime juice 1 cups pineapple juice 1/2 cups water Mix all ingredients well and place in plastic container. Chicken Fajitas: 4 chicken breasts 1 small red onion (julienne) 1 small red or green bell pepper (julienne) Grill chicken and cut into strips. Add chicken, red onion and peppers into hot…

Z'Tejas~~Pecan Crusted Chicken Spinach Salad~~For the Pecan Crust:  1 cup pecan pieces  1 cup Japanese bread crumbs   1/2 Tbs. white pepper  1/2 Tbs. kosher salt      Instructions:    Using a food processor, finely chop pecan pieces, but do not powder too much.  Add all ingredients to a stainless steel bowl and mix well.  Place chicken breast in bowl and pat down breading so it is covered all the way around.  Place chicken breast in sauté pan and with a Tbs. of oil.  Cook both sides for…

Z'Tejas~~Pecan Crusted Chicken Spinach Salad~~For the Pecan Crust: 1 cup pecan pieces 1 cup Japanese bread crumbs 1/2 Tbs. white pepper 1/2 Tbs. kosher salt Instructions: Using a food processor, finely chop pecan pieces, but do not powder too much. Add all ingredients to a stainless steel bowl and mix well. Place chicken breast in bowl and pat down breading so it is covered all the way around. Place chicken breast in sauté pan and with a Tbs. of oil. Cook both sides for…

Z'Tejas Green Chile Pork Verde~~ngredients:  3 lbs. pork butt, trimmed and cut in 1 in. chunks  3 1/2 oz. jalapenos peppers   1 1/2 lb. tomatillos   1 oz. garlic cloves   8 bay leaves  1/2 lb. white onion chopped  1/2 cup corn oil  3/4 oz. cilantro chopped   1 1/2 Tbs. black pepper  1/4 Tbs. kosher salt      Instructions:    In a braizing pan add the corn oil and heat till it almost smokes. Add pork and brown it stiring occasionaly for approx 15 minutes.  While you are doing step 1 start the…

Z'Tejas Green Chile Pork Verde~~ngredients: 3 lbs. pork butt, trimmed and cut in 1 in. chunks 3 1/2 oz. jalapenos peppers 1 1/2 lb. tomatillos 1 oz. garlic cloves 8 bay leaves 1/2 lb. white onion chopped 1/2 cup corn oil 3/4 oz. cilantro chopped 1 1/2 Tbs. black pepper 1/4 Tbs. kosher salt Instructions: In a braizing pan add the corn oil and heat till it almost smokes. Add pork and brown it stiring occasionaly for approx 15 minutes. While you are doing step 1 start the…

Z'Tejas~~Iceberg Wedge with Blue Cheese Green Chile Dressing~~Dressing:  1/2 cup buttermilk  2 cup mayonnaise  2 Tbs. creole mustard  2 Tbs. red wine vinegar  1 tsp. worchestire sauce  dash of tabasco  pinch of kosher salt and black pepper  1 Tbs. chopped parsley  3 green chiles roasted, peeled, seeded and diced  1 cup crumbled blue cheese  zest from 1 lemon    Wedge Salad Instructions:    Rinse full head of iceberg lettuce.  Cut into wedges and place on individual plates.  Drizzle dressing…

Z'Tejas~~Iceberg Wedge with Blue Cheese Green Chile Dressing~~Dressing: 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 cup mayonnaise 2 Tbs. creole mustard 2 Tbs. red wine vinegar 1 tsp. worchestire sauce dash of tabasco pinch of kosher salt and black pepper 1 Tbs. chopped parsley 3 green chiles roasted, peeled, seeded and diced 1 cup crumbled blue cheese zest from 1 lemon Wedge Salad Instructions: Rinse full head of iceberg lettuce. Cut into wedges and place on individual plates. Drizzle dressing…

Z'Tejas~~Grilled Shrimp & Guacamole Bites~~Ingredients:  8 shrimp  3 Tbs. cilantro pumpkin seed pesto  8 each navajo tostada, crackers or tortilla chips  1/3 cup guacamole  1 Tbs. chipotle puree  1 Tbs. pumpkin seeds chopped    Instructions:    The shrimp should be rubbed with cilantro pesto and skewered.  Grill until just translucent.  Using a spoon place guacamole on tostado making it as high as possible.  Squirt a 1/2 dime size chipotle in center.  Top with shrimp, but do not push down…

Z'Tejas~~Grilled Shrimp & Guacamole Bites~~Ingredients: 8 shrimp 3 Tbs. cilantro pumpkin seed pesto 8 each navajo tostada, crackers or tortilla chips 1/3 cup guacamole 1 Tbs. chipotle puree 1 Tbs. pumpkin seeds chopped Instructions: The shrimp should be rubbed with cilantro pesto and skewered. Grill until just translucent. Using a spoon place guacamole on tostado making it as high as possible. Squirt a 1/2 dime size chipotle in center. Top with shrimp, but do not push down…

Z'Tejas~~Hand-Hacked Guacamole~~Ingredients:  1 lb avocados  1/2 cup tomatoes (small diced)  3 Tbs. red onions (minced)  3 Tbs. cilantro (minced)  1 tsp. jalapeno peppers (minced)  1 tsp. salt (or to taste)  Instructions:    Slice or mince each item.  Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix with potato masher.  Season to taste  Serve within two to three hours to avoid browning.  Best served with chips and salsa.

Z'Tejas~~Hand-Hacked Guacamole~~Ingredients: 1 lb avocados 1/2 cup tomatoes (small diced) 3 Tbs. red onions (minced) 3 Tbs. cilantro (minced) 1 tsp. jalapeno peppers (minced) 1 tsp. salt (or to taste) Instructions: Slice or mince each item. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix with potato masher. Season to taste Serve within two to three hours to avoid browning. Best served with chips and salsa.

Z'Tejas~~Pickled Veggies~~Ingredients:  1 qt. water (hot)  1 cup. white vinegar  4 Tbs. sugar  1/4 lb. red onion  1/4 lb. anaheim green chiles (remove stem)  1/3 lb. carrots  1/3 lb. cauliflower  1/3 lb. red bell peppers  1/8 lb. cilantro whole  1 tsp. tabasco    Intructions:    Add water, sugar and vinegar to saucepan.  Place on high and bring to a boil for two minutes.  Add onions, carrots, cauliflower and peppers and turn off heat.  Remove from stove and place a bowl on top of peppers to…

Z'Tejas~~Pickled Veggies~~Ingredients: 1 qt. water (hot) 1 cup. white vinegar 4 Tbs. sugar 1/4 lb. red onion 1/4 lb. anaheim green chiles (remove stem) 1/3 lb. carrots 1/3 lb. cauliflower 1/3 lb. red bell peppers 1/8 lb. cilantro whole 1 tsp. tabasco Intructions: Add water, sugar and vinegar to saucepan. Place on high and bring to a boil for two minutes. Add onions, carrots, cauliflower and peppers and turn off heat. Remove from stove and place a bowl on top of peppers to…

Fresh and Fast Guacamole Ingredients: 4 avocados, cubed 4 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 bunch cilantro, leaves only 1 jalapeno, finely minced 2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced ½ cup red onion, diced 1 juice of lime Directions: Mix onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice and garlic. Add chopped tomatoes and mix. Gently fold in avocados. Serve with fresh veggies or tortilla chips.

Fresh and Fast Guacamole Ingredients: 4 avocados, cubed 4 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 bunch cilantro, leaves only 1 jalapeno, finely minced 2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced ½ cup red onion, diced 1 juice of lime Directions: Mix onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice and garlic. Add chopped tomatoes and mix. Gently fold in avocados. Serve with fresh veggies or tortilla chips.

Z'Tejas~~Chicken Salad with Apples & Green Chile Blue Cheese Dressing~~Green Chile Blue Cheese Dressing: 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup creole mustard 1 tsp. worcestershire 1 shot tabasco sauce pinch of kosher salt and black pepper 1 clove garlic minced 1 Tbs. parsley chopped 1 oz. fresh spinach 1 anaheim pepper roasted, peeled and seeded 4 oz. blue cheese zest of one lemon 1 egg hard boiled and chopped Instructions: Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together with a…

Z'Tejas~~Chicken Salad with Apples & Green Chile Blue Cheese Dressing~~Green Chile Blue Cheese Dressing: 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup creole mustard 1 tsp. worcestershire 1 shot tabasco sauce pinch of kosher salt and black pepper 1 clove garlic minced 1 Tbs. parsley chopped 1 oz. fresh spinach 1 anaheim pepper roasted, peeled and seeded 4 oz. blue cheese zest of one lemon 1 egg hard boiled and chopped Instructions: Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together with a…

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