Sample recipes from Isabel's Cantina

Tostones with Baked Carnitas and Avocado

Plantains are one of my favorite ingredients because they are so versatile-they’re great mashed, roasted, fried, and simmered in stews. O...

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Sopes with Black Beans

Sopes, or boats, are small tortillas filled much like a tostada or taco. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make tortillas at home, th...

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Quick Black Beans

A staple in my home and my restaurants, this is my favorite comfort meal, paired with a steaming hot bowl of brown rice. As a meat-free d...

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Jícama, Cucumber and Radish Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

This refreshing salad mixes cucumber and peppery radishes with the crispy freshness of jícama. A puckery vinaigrette of fresh lime juice ...

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Tomato-Ginger Soup with Mint Mojo

One of my favorite soups to make at home, this is a simple appetizer or lunch. The ginger and Mint Mojo lighten up a traditional tomato s...

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Traditional cod do, a one-pot meal with a beefy broth, is a staple of Latin cooking. In Spain, Portugal, and Mexico, it’s called cocido a...

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Halibut with Cherry Tomato-Habanero Salsa and Cucumber Cilantro Sauce

Halibut is my favorite white fish. It is simple to prepare and the perfect canvas for vibrant flavors. The habaneros, used here in modera...

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Jalapeño Shrimp

This is one of those dishes that youll make again and again, not only because its delicious and satisfying, but because it also takes p...

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Avocado Salsa Cruda

Fresh with the creaminess of avocado and tomatoes and with the saltiness coming from soy, this sauce is addictive. I crave it almost ever...

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Flank Steak with Sweet Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, and Green Onions

A meat-and-potatoes meal with a twist: Sweet potatoes and guava bring surprising color and flavor to the table. As always with flank stea...

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Quinoa with Green Olives and Red Onion

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a grain as ancient as the Incas themselves, who held this crop to be sacred. For more than six thousand y...

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Croissant Bread Pudding with Mexican Chocolate and Almonds

Warm and delicious, bread pudding is always a treat, even more so when it’s made with flaky croissants and cinnamony Mexican chocolate (s...

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Cucumber Margarita

These are unbelievably refreshing and good looking, too, destined to become your trademark party drink. I’m guessing that almost everyone...

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