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James Peyton

  • How-To

    A Trio of Soft Tacos

    Soft corn tortillas and fillings like seared spiced beef, grilled chicken, and fried fish make these tacos authentically Mexican

  • Recipe

    Beer-Battered Fish Tacos

    The fish taco, one of Mexico's most creative tacos, was made first by street vendors in the Baja California port of Ensenada. It's filled with crisp, beer-battered fresh fish and…

  • How-To

    Authentic Mexican Enchiladas with an American Twist

    Build a better enchilada by coating the tortillas with red chile sauce or green tomatillo sauce before filling and baking

  • Recipe

    Turkey Enchiladas with Creamy Tomatillo Sauce

    This is a great destination for leftover turkey. If you can find Mexican cheese, try queso panela or queso añejo instead of the mozzarella and provolone.

  • Recipe

    Creamy Tomatillo Sauce

    The addition of heavy cream or crème fraîche qualifies enchiladas made with this sauce as enchiladas suizas (Swiss-style enchiladas).

  • Recipe

    Red Chile Enchiladas

    These are delicious alone or served alongside Mexican Rice, and some shredded cabbage in a tart vinaigrette. If you can find Mexican cheese, use queso Oaxaca or Chihuahua in place…

  • Recipe

    Red Chile Sauce

    You’ll only need about 2 cups of this sauce to make the enchiladas, but any leftover sauce can be used to coat baked chicken, to flavor rice, or to mix…

  • Recipe

    Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Tomatillo Sauce

    This is a great destination for leftover chicken or turkey. If you have some on hand, substitute 2 cups of shredded, cooked chicken in place of the thighs. If you…

  • How-To

    Barbecuing Northern Mexico Style

    Cooking over charcoal or wood, invariably mesquite, is the heart and soul of northern Mexican cooking. In this article, James Peyton tells you what you'll need for northern Mexican-style barbecue…

  • Recipe

    Salsa de Serrano o Jalapeno Asado (Grilled Chile Sauce)

    With the robust flavor of charred tomatoes and chiles, this simple salsa is one of the best all-purpose table sauces. If you like hot sauce, use 3 serranos or 2…