Recipes: Main Dishes

Capellini Pomodoro With Tapatio

By Chay Land

Capellini Pomodoro With Tapatio

Ingredients: 
½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
3 Tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 diced tomatoes
1-28 oz. can of diced tomatoes
Chopped fresh basil
Chopped Italian parsley
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon of TAPATIO Hot Sauce

Directions:

Boil water for the pasta and add 2 Tablespoons of salt.  Add angel hair pasta and cook for 3 minutes.

Heat large saute pan and add the oil.  Add garlic. After a minute add tomatoes (fresh and canned), salt, pepper and cook for approx. 5 minutes.  Remove pan from heat.     

Drain the cooked pasta and add to saute pan.  Sprinkle with the basil, parsley, Parmesan cheese, TAPATIO and combine.   Serve warm.

Option: can add saute

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Spiced Up Tuna

By Chay Land

Spiced Up Tuna

Ingredients: 
2 cans of good quality tuna, packed in oil
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
The juice of 1 lemon
2 Tablespoons chopped white onion
2 Tablespoons chopped gherkin pickle
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon of TAPATIO Hot Sauce

Sourdough crusty bread

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Slice the bread and place on a cooking sheet.  To each slice of bread, drizzle some extra virgin olive oil, season with Kosher salt and pepper.  Toast in oven.  Remove the bread from the oven when golden. 

While the bread is in the oven, drain the tuna, reserving the oil in a separate bowl.  Add 2 Tablespoons of the oil back to the tuna.  Add all of the remaining ingredients.  Stir to combine.  

Place the tuna on the toasted slices of bread.  It may be eaten as an “open-faced” sandwich or you can top it with another slice of bread.  Feel free to add more Tapatio to the sandwich as desired. Delicious!

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Breakfast Burritos

By Chay Land

Breakfast Burritos

Ingredients: 
3 tablespoons of canola oil
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 tomato, diced
4 eggs
1 teaspoon Tapatio Hot Sauce
Salt
4 flour or whole wheat tortillas

Grated cheddar cheese 

Directions:
Heat the oil in a pan.  Add onions and bell pepper and sauté until soft.  Whisk the eggs in a bowl; add the tomatoes and the Tapatio Hot Sauce to the eggs.  Add the egg mixture to the pan with the sautéed onion and cook until the eggs are done.  Heat the tortillas.  Divide the eggs into four servings and place each portion in 1 tortilla.  Before closing burrito, sprinkle cheddar cheese over the egg mixture. Sprinkle additional Tapatio if more heat is desired. 

Makes 4 servings.

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Spicy Farfalle (Bow Tie Pasta)

By Chay Land

Spicy Farfalle (Bow Tie Pasta)
Ingredients: 
6oz bow tie pasta 
4 Tablespoons of butter 
1/2 large onion (or 1 small), finely chopped 
3/4 cup red bell pepper, diced 
1/2 cup tomatoes, seeded and diced 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms 
4 Tablespoons tomato paste 
1/2 cup of chicken stock 
3/4 cup tomato sauce 
1 teaspoon Tapatio Hot Sauce 
1/2 cup snow peas (optional) 
Green Onions, to garnish 
Parmesan Cheese, to garnish

Directions:
Prepare pasta according to manufacturers directions, drain, set aside. Heat saucepan and melt butter. Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent, but not brown (garlic will become bitter). Add red bell pepper, tomatoes, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning; sauté for 5 minutes. Combine the tomato paste with warm chicken stock and add to pan, along with the tomato sauce and Tapatio Hot Sauce. Add mushrooms (and optional snow peas). Reduce this sauce for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place pasta in a large bowl and add the sauce, stirring so that all pasta gets covered with the sauce. Garnish with green onions and shredded Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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Mexican Vegetable Omelet

By Chay Land

Mexican Vegetable Omelet

Ingredients: 
3 Tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup chopped white onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, whisked
1 Tablespoon of milk
1 teaspoon TAPATIO Hot Sauce
½ cup grated cheddar cheese
Chopped Cilantro


Directions:

Heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the oil.  Add the onion and bell pepper and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add the mushrooms until wilted, then add the tomatoes and the salt.  Remove mixture from skillet and set aside. 

Wipe the pan with a paper towel.  Spray with nonstick spray and/or oil.  Heat over medium heat until hot.  Add the milk and TAPATIO  to the whisked eggs and pour egg mixture into skillet.  Cook without stirring, tilting the pan allowing the uncooked egg to flow to the bottom of the skillet.  Once the bottom part of the egg mixture is cooked, cover the skillet to allow the top of the omelet to cook through.  Add the vegetable mixture to half of the egg and fold the other half over.  Top with the grated cheese, cilantro and serve. 

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Huevos Rancheros

By Chay Land

Ingredients: 
4 corn tortillas
Oil for frying, canola or vegetable
2 tablespoons of oil
1 large green bell pepper, diced
1 medium onion, diced
3 large cloves of garlic, sliced
2 tomatoes, diced
½ cup of water
1 teaspoon Tapatio Hot Sauce
4 eggs

Salt

Directions:
Heat the oil. Fry the tortillas one by one in the hot oil.  Using tongs, remove each tortilla from the pan and let the oil drip. Salt each fried tortilla. In a separate frying pan, warm the 2 tablespoons of oil and add the onion and bell pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Add the garlic and after 5 minutes, add the tomatoes, the water, and the Tapatio Hot Sauce. Season with a good pinch of salt.  With a potato masher, smash the cooked vegetables to make a sauce. In another saucepan, fry the eggs one at a time. Season the eggs with salt.  

To assemble: Place a fried egg over the crisp tortilla and top with the sauce. The sauce can be made in advance and can be heated before serving.  

Optional: You may spread some refried beans (for extra protein and fiber) on the tostada before adding the egg and the sauce. 

Makes 4 servings. 

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Tapatio Style Ribs

By Chay Land

Tapatio Style Ribs
Ingredients: 
1 slab of pork ribs 
1 cup of Tapatio Hot Sauce 
Garlic powder 
Salt 
Pepper

Directions:
Mix the Tapatio hot sauce and garlic powder. Season meat with salt and pepper. Marinate ribs in sauce for about an hour and place on grill. Cook for about one hour and brush more Tapatio Hot Sauce on the ribs and serve.

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Chicken Salad Tostadas

By Chay Land

Chicken Salad Tostadas
Ingredients: 
3 Chicken Breasts, with bone in 
1 Carrot, cut up in 1-inch pieces 
1 Celery stalk, cut up in 1-inch pieces 
1/2 Onion, cut in half 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
3 Tablespoons Sour cream 
2 teaspoons yellow mustard 
1/2 onion, finely chopped 
1-15 oz. can of mixed vegetables 
Salt 
Tapatio Hot Sauce

Directions:
Place first five ingredients in a pot of boiling water and reduce heat. Cook over medium heat, covered, about 45 minutes or until the chicken is very tender. When the chicken is tender, remove from bone and shred. Add remaining ingredients and incorporate well. Place chicken salad on store-bought tostadas or fry your own tortillas in some vegetable oil. Top with Tapatio Hot Sauce to taste. Delicious!

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