Featured recipe for Hispanic Heritage Month from the Latin Women’s Initiative…

The Latin Women’s Initiative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of Latin women and their families through service and support to organizations that provide community resources, education and health services. They have created a beautiful cookbook, Latin Flavors, that is not just your mama’s Tex-Mex…it’s traditional Hispanic fare that the women grew up eating before staking roots in Texas. In fact, Latin Flavors actually won an International Gourmand Award, taking home first place for Latin Cuisine. For decades Houstonians have been begging for this recipe and until now it has remained a guarded family secret. It’s guaranteed not to disappoint you or your guests.


1 large red tomato, round and firm
Juice of 2 limes
1 teaspoon Maggi (found in the Asian or Latin section of the grocery store)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
1/4 – 1/3 cup (2-3 ounces) good quality tequila, chilled
Dash of Tabasco, to taste
1 Serrano chile pepper

Cut top of tomato off carefully. Scoop out inside until only outside walls of tomato are left. Rim tomato with salt (if desired). Pour lime juice, Maggi, Worcestershire, tequila and Tabasco into tomato.

Slice Serrano pepper down middle lengthwise. Use to stir cocktail and as garnish.

Yields: 1 drink

Tip: For a less spicy drink, do not slice the Serrano.


Recipe and photo provide by Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations.

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