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…

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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…

Chicken Chile Verde

Go to any good Mexican restaurant or taqueria and you’ll likely find Chile Verde (Green Chile) on the menu. Chile Verde is typically made with pork shoulder slow-simmered in a sauce of fresh green chiles and tomatillos. (By the way, for our non Spanish speaking readers, ‘tomatillo’ is pronounced ‘toe-ma-TEE-yo’.) It makes a fabulous filling for burritos,…

Ginger Habanero Cranberry Sauce

Just in time for Thanksgiving, this delicious variation on traditional cranberry sauce deserves a place at your table. Cranberry sauce, like apple sauce is so ridiculously easy to make and so much more delicious than its canned or bottled cousins, there is no reason whatsoever not to make it yourself. The natural pectin in the berries thickens…

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…

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…

Manny’s Uncanny Salsa

Recently we did a little work in our kitchen. The big news: We finally retired our beloved hundred-year-old Detroit Jewel gas range. It was a faithful companion for many decades, but it was time to enter the twenty-first century. The Jewel found a new home in Mannilla. Yes, Manilla in the Phillipines. It goes into retirement as…