Rao’s Minestrone

This delicious soup comes to us from Rao’s Cookbook. Rao’s is the legendary Italian restaurant in East Harlem New York. For more than 100 years they have been serving truly home style cooking in the tiny corner establishment. It’s history is long and varied, colorfully reviewed in this wonderful book. Rao’s is all but impossible to get…

New Mexico Red Chile Sauce

This essential sauce is adapted from Joseph Wrede, head chef at Joseph’s of Santa Fe. In it we use dried red chiles that we’ll rehydrate and combine with onions, garlic, cumin and coriander for an authentic Red Chile Sauce. In his recipe Chef Joseph uses New Mexico chiles, no doubt. I used Guajillo with a couple of Chipotles…

Curried Cashews

Holidays and nuts. They seem to go together. Here at Hot Eddie’s we love nuts. And we love spicy, so what better way to combine the two than in a delicious roasted Curried Cashew recipe. The cashew is not a true nut like almonds or walnuts. It is a seed that grows at the bottom…

Southwestern Barbecue Sauce

I know that barbecue season is drawing to a close here in California. I know there are places in the US where people’s grills are under two feet of snow, Nonetheless, here at Hot Eddie’s we grill rain or shine, night or day, cold or heat. Kinda like the Post Office “…Neither snow nor rain nor…

Jalepeños en Escabeche (Pickled)

These are those delicious pickled jalepeños and carrots you get at many good Mexican restaurants.  Jalepeños vary in spiciness from very mild to pretty darn hot. It is difficult to tell just by looking at them, but if you want to know what you are getting yourself in for, slice a tiny bit off the…

Famous Hand Model Split Pea Soup

Here in America, next weekend marks the end of Daylight Saving Time.  Why we still do this is a topic of endless debate; frankly I think the entire world should be on one global time zone anyway, but early Sunday morning, most of us will dutifully set our clocks back one hour and it will get…

Salsa Verde

What do you do when someone gives you a big bag of tomatillos? Well, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right? (Or limoncello). Here at Hot Eddie’s, when life gives you tomatillos, we make Salsa Verde (Green Sauce). Some Green Chile salsas are mild, some are fiery hot. You control that by varying the…