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In the big video podcast today, we're learning how to make "rajitas de chile california," the delicious cheesy roasted pepper slices that are a perfect as a comforting side dish, or as a taco in a warm corn tortilla. Try to following along with the recipe even if you can't understand everything you hear, and listen especially for the target word, which means "to fire roast."

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rodneyp says

Puedo poner el video, pero no puedo bajarlo (el versión MP4).

June 7, 2009 from the Web.
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jpvillanueva says

These were delicious.  Mmmmm I'm thinking about them right now....

June 7, 2009 from the Web.
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luliladewyoming says

Couldn't download either.

June 7, 2009 from the Web.
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stevestr says

yo tampoco puedo bajarlo

June 7, 2009 from the Web.
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jpvillanueva says

Hi everyone, I'm trying to fix the M4V problem now, hold tight!  Sorry for the inconvenience! 

June 7, 2009 from the Web.
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jb71 says

Lordy, I made a batch of these today (with Jalapeños, since that's what I had)- man, were they delish, and a total hit with everyone who tried them. Oh, thank you Leo and Spanishpod!

June 7, 2009 from the Web.
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santiago_argentina says

Wow, I never had Jalapeños before. Did you add tabasco sauce?

June 7, 2009 from the Web.
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jb71 says

@santiago_argentina- no tobasco sauce was added- pretty much just followed the recipe Leo gave (more or less- used different cheeses and had to improvise a little on the amounts) but I did add fish sauce (I use it in almost every cooked food I make- Se lo hace mas sabroso.

June 7, 2009 from the Web.
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jpvillanueva says

Hi everyone, I believe the M4V download issue has been remedied, please try to download again.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  btw, this recipe really is amazing.

jb71, I'm so impressed that you used jalapeños for this, wasn't it super spicy?  I get the hiccups just thinking about it. 

And I can't believe you used patis!  That is hard core.  Actually, I'm a little surprised Leo didn't add Tajin....

btw, here's the photo we took that day, for everyone to drool over....

 

June 7, 2009 from the Web.
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jb71 says

jp- yeah, it did have some real kick to it! Made for a fantastic spread for toasted bagels, though. Mmmmm.... my mouth is watering just thinking about it. : )

June 8, 2009 from the Web.
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leoguerrero says

jb71, it should be good with Jalapeños too for those who really like spicy food. About the fish sauce... no comments... :P I guess everyone has  it's own. As JP said I love tajin with almost everything!

Leo

 

June 10, 2009 from the Web.
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gertben says

Me gustan mucho las rajitas con queso. Tengo una pregunta. ¿No tendrían más sabor los chiles si no los lavaras en agua? Estoy tratando de comer más saludable. Entonces, ¿Por que necesitas agregar crema cuando los chiles ya tienen queso?

June 21, 2009 from the Web.
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leoguerrero says

Hola Gertben,

Hay muchas variaciones, de rajitas con queso. A mi en lo personal me gustan con crema, pero claro que las puedes hacer sin crema también.

Les puedes agregar calabacita en cuadritos y elote, asi tendrá mas verduras y por lo tanto serán mas saludables y también son muy ricas así.

Si no lavas los chiles en agua, éstos será mas picosos y seguro que si tendrá un poco mas de sabor. Mi mamá y mi abuela los lavan en agua, por eso es que yo lo hice así. Además, es mas facil pelarlos y limpiarlos con el agua. Pero es al gusto del cocinero, cada quien le da su toque personal.

 

June 22, 2009 from the Web.
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gertben says

Leo,

Gracias por su respuesta. Usted tiene razón que todos tiene sus propios gustos. Es interesante cómo las tradiciones se pasan de la generación a la generación.

Aprendí cómo a tatemar una pimienta cuando trabajé en un restaurante. Dijeron a mí que es mejor guardar la pimienta sin lavarla para guardar el sabor quemado.

Voy a intentar su método con calabaza y maíz. ¡Buena sugerencia!

June 23, 2009 from the Web.
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luliladewyoming says

Able to download 5 lessons today but not this one; this is my 4th attempt.

Thanks,

July 8, 2009 from the Web.

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