The son of celebrated Mexican cooking authority Zarela Martinez, Aarón Sanchez knows (and loves) both classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine. The Chopped judge and Chefs vs. City cohost has a passion for Mexican cooking, and is the owner and chef of two Latin fusion restaurants in New York City.
Now, he's sharing his best recipes with you! Try Aarón's take on fajitas, tacos and desserts for your Cinco de Mayo bash or any festive occasion.
Pictured: Aarón rolls masa harina dough into homemade tortillas with his wife, Ifé. Photo by Tina Rupp/Food Network Magazine.
Aarón marinates flank steak in pickled jalapeños, then sears it and serves with flour tortillas, salsa verde and cactus salad.
Aarón's brownies get their kick from Mexican cinnamon and pequen chili powder. If you can't find pequen, just substitute cayenne pepper.
Aarón's classic horchata — a mix of rice, cinnamon, sugar and water — is perfect for washing down spicy salsas, fajitas and tacos.