Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Mexico

Oaxacan Pork Fajitas

It’s hard to remember American cuisine without fajitas, but there was a time when you had to travel to Texas (specifically to Ninfa’s restaurant in Houston) to try them. Who […]

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Smoked Corn Salsa with Chips

Sometimes the difference between good and extraordinary lies in a whiff of wood smoke. Consider this salsa: You start with the usual ingredients—ripe summer tomatoes, sweet onions, jalapeños—plus one offbeat […]

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Salsa Borracha (Drunken Salsa)

This is one of Mexico’s most unusual salsas. Bitter and piquant, it’s not the sort you’d serve with chips, but barbacoa (pit-roasted lamb or goat) just wouldn’t taste right without […]

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Pico de Gallo

Photo by jeffreyw This simple salsa is a constant on Mexico’s culinary landscape. The name changes from region to region (pico de gallo in the north; salsa mexicana in the […]

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“Shepherd’s Tacos” (Tacos al Pastor)

I’m going to assume you don’t own a vertical rotisserie, so my method relies on direct grilling.

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