Salma and Savannah’s Salsa

This recipe comes from my friend Sally Villagomez. Many years ago I taped a holiday special with her family for my show “Cooking Live,” on the Food Channel. We spent a whole day making the most delicious tamales which are featured in my first cookbook, Sara Moulton Cooks at Home…


Adobo-marinated Chicken Quesadilla (Quesadilla de Pollo Adobado)

Makes 2 to 4 servings Hands-on time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 10 minutes plus prep time for chicken and sauces 1 1/2 cups coarsely shredded queso Chihuhua (about 6 ounces) Adobo-marinated chicken, cut into 1/4 inch slices Four 10-inch flour tortillas Pico de Gallo Guacamole Pasilla de Oaxaca Tomatillo Salsa Make…


Avocados: Can avocados be frozen?

Becky wrote to the Kitchen Shrink that her brother can send her cases of avocados from Texas but she needs a way to preserve them. She wondered if she could freeze them or freeze her homemade guacamole, and if so, how? According to the California Avocado Commission, avocados can be…



You’ve seen them in Mexican restaurants. Made of volcanic rock, this Mexican version of a mortar and pestle can be used for grinding all sorts of ingredients but is most often used for preparing and serving guacamole. Available in many gourmet kitchen equipment shops, they are available by mail from…