The best thing I ever ate…

…recently, that is. My good friend Val of more than burnt toast is challenging us to post the best dish we created, recreated or tried in 2010. Now that’s a difficult challenge because 2010 was a great food year for me. I didn’t post as many recipes on this blog as I did in 2009, but this is the year that I came back to Mexico and started a new and exciting culinary adventure. I went through my food records of 2010 and these are some of the best things I ate this past year, at the end of the post I’ll tell you which one was my favorite:

Butternut squash and chorizo soup

Lamb burgers with mango chipotle sauce

Honey adobo roasted chicken

Avocado bread

Poblano lasagna rolls

Cecina tacos with nopales salsa

White Mexican Lasagna

Quesadillas potosinas

Tostadas Coyoacan

Spiced pumpkin pie

Meatballs in poblano sauce

These are just the best of the best foods I ate last year. It was very, VERY difficult to choose the best of the best, but at the end, and considering everything, the following dish was the best thing I ever ate recently, and probably the best I’ve ever had. Drum rolls please…

My mom’s Chiles en Nogada, recipe here.

Val will be accepting entries until February 15th, so you have more than enough time to look into your records, or recreate the best thing you ever ate… recently. You can see more details here.

¡Buen provecho!


  • I'm going for the meatballs in poblano sauce because they sound amazing. Well, and because poblanos are my fave. Period. Nice round up of your Year's work, Ben.

  • To much difficulty in picking a favourite.. these are all wonderful dishes!

  • I want to cook all your dishes Ben. They look so appetizing. Thank you for adding my cookbook to your sidebar and sorry for being so late to acknowledge it. Good luck winning it 🙂

  • What a wonderful line up of food! I'll be trying a few of these, those lamb burgers, the poblano rolls and that Mexican Lasagna sound wonderful.

  • All of those dishes sound amazing

  • Those pomegranate seeds look so bright and inviting!

  • Dude. That is ridiculous. I mean, I knew you posted a bunch of great stuff, but to see a bunch of it in a post like that … I'd have a pretty difficult time coming up with a favorite, too … but those chiles look like a good choice!

  • All of those dishes you posted, Ben are literally making me drool!

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