Here is a recipe for unleavened corn tortillas with chile powder added. For a leavened version, see the recipe for Sonoran Enchiladas. The yield will vary as to the size that they are rolled out, but a 7-inch diameter is standard. Feel free to use blue corn masa harina to make the slightly coarser blue corn tortillas.
This soup started as a seafood sauce for enchiladas, but the staff at the Mountain Road Cafe couldn’t keep their spoons out of it, so W.C. turned it into a soup. It’s very rich and hearty and can be garnished with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime.
This sauce tops all types of dishes in Mexico and is much lighter and tastier than sour cream. Half and half can be substituted for the cream if you desire an even lighter sauce. Note: This recipe requires advance preparation.
This dressing also goes well with a simple tossed green salad. If you are looking to cut some calories, plain yogurt can be substituted for some of the sour cream. For a crispy salad, prepare the dressing and the cabbage a day in advance. Pack in separate containers, and just before serving, combine the two.
The attitude comes from the green chiles--they definitely add the spice and heat for this otherwise ordinary dish. I like to stuff a small wedge of jalapeño Monterey jack cheese into the center of the pepper just before it’s finished cooking. That adds even more "attitude"!