The New Mexico Farm Table Cookbook: 100 Homegrown Recipes from the Land of Enchantment

The New Mexico Farm Table Cookbook: 100 Homegrown Recipes from the Land of Enchantment

by Sharon Niederman


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If you think New Mexico cooking is all about burritos and enchiladas, you’re in for a surprise!

Long before eating “farm to table” was de rigeur, New Mexico’s small farms and ranches provided its families and communities with homegrown vegetables, fruit, milk, meat, and eggs. The state’s traditional cuisine, a mixture of Indian, Spanish, and Mexican flavors, is unique. Now you can learn its secrets and make its signature dishes wherever you call home.

Interspersed with recipes for preparing New Mexico’s distinctive bounty—its honey, pistachios, lavender, sweet peas, garlic, corn, lamb, beef, buffalo, goat cheese, apples, and pears, as well as its famous chiles—are profiles of its best food producers and purveyors. Learn the foodways of family farms and ranches, mom-and-pop cafes, and spirited restaurants, and meet the people who love preparing and presenting this nourishing and delightful cuisine.

The New Mexico Farm Table Cookbook passes on to home cooks everywhere the state’s most treasured recipes and techniques and its fresh takes on traditional ingredients; soon you’ll be making the best green chile cheeseburgers, sourdough biscuits, chile rellenos, empanadas, mole, and more with readily accessible ingredients and simple, clear directions. Bring some New Mexico enchantment to your kitchen!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581572087
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 05/04/2015
Series: Farm Table Cookbook Series
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 780,641
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sharon Niederman is an award-winning Southwestern author and photographer living in northern New Mexico. She specializes in cuisine, travel, history, women’s history, and spirituality. Her 2012 book, Signs & Shrines, received the prestigious Lowell Thomas Travel Writing Award and the Society of American Travel Writers Gold Award. She has twice received the Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book Award for “literary excellence and enrichment of the cultural heritage of the Southwest.” Her articles have appeared in Sunset, New York Times, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Denver Post, and many other publications. She serves on the board of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum and is past president of New Mexico Press Women and the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society.

Table of Contents

Introduction 17

Breakfast and Brunch

Los Poblanos 27

Los Poblanos Pound Cake French Toast 28

Dixon Cooperative Market 30

Chard, Roasted Baby Beet and Caramelized Onion Tart 30

Bear Mountain Lodge 32

Bear Mountain Lodge Fresh Corn or Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes 32

Bear Mountain Lodge Granola 34

Toasted Piñon-Dusted Blue Corn Pancakes 34

Cafe Lush 35

Cafe Lush Custardy French Toast with Lush Dust 35

Cafe Lush BLT with Red Chile Bacon Aioli 36

Black Range Lodge 37

Black Range Lodge Fruit Crisp 38

Black Range Lodge Decadent Breakfast Bread Pudding 39

Skarsgard Farms 40

Farmer Monte's Sautéed Chard with Farm-Fresh Eggs 40

Black Mesa Winery 42

Black Mesa Winery Blue Corn Polenta 42

Boups and Stews

La Fonda-La Plazuela 45

La Fonda Sopa de Tortilla 46

Sugar Nymphs Bistro 48

Sugar Nymphs Zuni Stew 49

Sugar Nymphs Corn Chowder 50

Boxcar Farm 51

Boxcar Farm Katz Family Italian Potato Soup 52

Farm & Table 53

Farm & Table Loaded Baked Potato Soup 54

The Porch 55

The Porch Creamy Asparagus Soup 55

Los Poblanos Zucchini Gazpacho 56

Café Pasqual's 57

Café Pasqual's Green Chile Stew 59

Shepherd's Lamb 60

Shepherd's Lamb Green Chile Stew 60

Epazote 62

Duck Soup Epazote Style 62

Schwebach Farm 64

Schwebach Farm Ive's Bean Soup 65


Black Range Lodge Salsa 67

Coonridge Dairy 68

Coonridge Goat Cheese Quesadilla 69

Three-Pepper Chile con Queso 70

Snake Ranch Farm 71

Snake Ranch Jalapeño Hot Poppers 71

Santa Fe Brewing Company 72

Santa Fe Brewing Company Spicy Ancho Salsa 72

Bike In Coffee at Old Town Farm 73

Bike In Quiche Babies 74

Salads and Vegetables

Schwebach Farm Fiesta Bean Pot 76

Schwebach Farm Corn Sauté 76

Café Pasqual's Granny Smith Apple and Fennel Salad with Lemon Zest Vinaigrette 80

Farm & Table Rustic Quinoa Salad 81

Green Tractor Farm 82

Green Tractor Farm Chopped Salad with Chickpeas 86

Green Tractor Farm Turnips with Greens 87

Farmers' Market Balsamic Grilled Vegetables 88

Salman's Raspberry Ranch 90

Salman's Raspberry Ranch Fruit Salad 91

Terra Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe 92

Terra Gratin of Smoked Bacon, Green Chile, Macaroni and Cheeses 92

Snake Ranch Farm Calabacitas 94

Boxcar Farm Farm-Fresh Peas 95

Mountain View Market, Farm & Eateries 96

Mountain View Farm Swiss Chard with Lentils 97

Mountain View Farm Stir-Fried Amaranth Greens 97

Romero Farm 98

Matt and Emily Romero's Eggplant Sandwich 98

Curious Kumquat 100

Curious Kumquat Salt-Baked Beets 100

Main Courses

Los Vallecitos Ranch 103

Beef Fajitas Los Vallecitos Style 104

Los Vallecitos Lamb Roast 105

Black Mesa Winery Moroccan-Style Glazed Lamb BBQ 106

Caffe Greco 107

Caffe Greco Frito Pie 107

Love Apple 108

Love Apple Baked Tamales with Oaxacan Mole 109

Oaxacan Red Chile Mole 110

Shepherd's Lamb Slow-Roasted Lamb Shanks 110

II Piatto 111

II Piatto Palllard of Chicken 112

II Piatto Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Sage Butter, Pine Nuts and Parmesan 114

Johnny Vee 116

Johnny Vee's Buffalo Adovado Empanadas 116

Cafe Pasqual's Vertical-Roasted Chicken or Turkey 119

Los Poblanos Seared Rib Eye with Bearnaise Sauce 121

Los Poblanos Pork with Modern Soubise 122

RZ's Bees 123

RZ's Bees Honey Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken 123

La Posta 124

La Posta de Mesilla Chiles Rellenos 125

La Posta Mesilla Valley Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita 127

La Posta La Pinta Pomegranate Margarita 127

Fresh Grilled Lemon-Mustard Trout 128

1zero6 130

1zero6 Salmon Frontera 132

1zero6 Polio Rojo 134

Santa Fe Brewing Company Beer-Marinated Carne Asada with Ancho Chile Salsa 135

Linda's Summertime Bear Mountain Lodge Poached Chicken in Coconut Milk 136

Curious Kumquat Braised Oxtails 137

Buckhorn Tavern 138

Bobby Olguin's Green Chile Cheeseburger Secrets 138

New Mexico CowBelles 140

New Mexico CowBelles Arroz con Polio 141

New Mexico CowBelles Coca-Cola Brisket 141

Dave Harkness's Dutch Oven Beef Stew with Wheat Berries 144

Sauces, Marinades, Salad Dressings

Los Poblanos Cumin and Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette 147

Green Tractor Farm Hot Pepper Vinegar 147

Rebecca's-The Lodge Resort and Spa at Cloudcroft 148

The Lodge at Cloudcroft Fresh Poblano Chile Vinaigrette 149

Hotel St. Bernard Sesame-Chile Dressing 149

Epazote New Mexican Mole 150

Dave Harkness's Red-Eyed Speckly Gravy 150

Rancho de Chimayo 152

Rancho de Chimayo Vegetarian Green Chile Sauce 153

Rancho de Chimayo Classic Red Chile 153

Los Vallecitos Home-Style Red Chile 155

La Posta de Mesilla Chile Colorado con Carne Stew 156

Ereads and Desserts

Walatowa Visitor Center 158

Valerie Pecos's Oven Bread for the Kitchen Oven 159

Love Apple Corn Bread 160

Green Tractor Farm Upside-Down Corn Bread 161

The Porch Corn Oat Muffins 162

Chef Dave Harkness-Cast Iron Cookie-Sourdough Secrets 163

Dave Harkness's Black Pot Sourdough Biscuits 164

Dave Harkness's Pan de Horno (Oven Bread) 165

Pie-O-Neer Café 167

Pie-O-Neer Piecrust 169

Pie-O-Neer Chocolate Pecan Pie 169

Pie-O-Neer Pecan-Oat Pie with Sweet Potatoes 170

New Mexico Peach Pie with Chiles 172

New Mexico Apple Pie with Green Chiles and Pine Nuts 172

The Pink Adobe 174

The Pink Adobe French Apple Pie 174

1zero6 Blackberry Marscapone Torte 176

Los Poblanos Lavender-Lemon Cupcakes 178

RZ Bee's Apple Honey Cake 181

McGinn's Pistachio Ranch 182

McGinn's Chocolate Pistachio Bark 182

McGinn's Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti 183

Snake Ranch Farm Natillas 185

Farm & Table Lemon-Basil Ice Cream 185

Kakawa Chocolate House 186

Kakawa Amazing Gluten-Free Espresso Brownies 187

Route 66 Malt Shop 188

Root Beer Float 188

Caliche's 189

Caliche's Green Chile Sundae 189

Measurement Conversion Tables 191

Directory 193

Index 199

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