Parker County Today August 2017 - Page 98

our taste: SUMMER FOOD IDEAS Homemade Hispanic cuisine made easy Many dishes fall under the umbrella of “Hispanic cui- sine,” which is popular all over the world. Dishes made in Spain may differ considerably from those prepared in Mexico, and that versatility, both in flavor and ingredients, helps make Hispanic food so popular. Chipotle peppers are smoked hot chili peppers used pri- marily in Mexican cuisine. These peppers can add some kick and some extra flavor to a meal, much like they do with the following recipe for “Chipotle Beef With Fresh Tomato Salsa.” Chipotle Beef With Fresh Tomato Salsa warm tortilla, then fold tortilla over filling. Tip: Chipotle peppers are smoked jalapeño peppers and are often found canned in adobo sauce. Use one for this recipe, then freeze the rest in an airtight container for up to 6 months. For even more convenience, separate the peppers and place in a single layer on a tray, topped with a little adobo sauce; freeze until firm, then transfer each pepper to a sealable freezer bag. You can then use just the amount you need for each recipe. Tomato Salsa Makes 3 cups Makes 8 to 10 servings 1 2 1 1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/4 onion, thinly sliced to 2 1/2-lb. beef brisket, well trimmed chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped (see tip below) tablespoon dry mined (granulated) garlic teaspoon ground cumin teaspoon salt cup tomato juice cup minced fresh cilantro Tomato salsa (see below) Flour tortillas, warmed Arrange onion slices in bottom of one slow cooker stone- ware, overlapping as necessary. Cut brisket in half and place on top of onions. Sprinkle with chipotle pepper, garlic, cumin, and salt. Pour tomato juice over top. Cover and cook on low for 9 to 11 hours or on high for 41/2 to 51/2 hours, until beef is very tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beef and onions to a tray. Pour liquid into a deep bowl. Using two forks, shred beef. Return beef and onions to the stoneware. Skim fat from liquid and pour over beef mixture. Sprinkle with cilantro. Turn to warm for serving. To serve, spoon beef mixture and salsa into center of each 96 SUSHI Made Fresh Every Day! ENJOY! 225 East Spring St. Weatherford, TX 76086 817-594-9390 3 2 1 2 ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped green onions, sliced jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced teaspoons fresh cilantro Juice of 1 lime Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste In a bowl, combine tomatoes, green onions, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pep- per. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Chipotle Beef With Fresh Tomato Salsa