For maximum heat, leave the seeds and membranes in the pepper; habanero will be much hotter than serrano. Ever touched your lips or eyes after chopping hot peppers? Avoid those burns by wearing gloves to prevent the pepper's heat from penetrating your skin.
Chef Way Austin's The Mighty Cone food trailer has become famous for its Hot-and-Crunchy Cones: fried chicken coated in an ingenious mix of cornflakes, slivered almonds and sesame seeds, then wrapped in a tortilla with a mango-jalapeño slaw and a spicy ancho "paint."
Pulled Chicken is simple to make and can be versatile with lots of different dishes. For a Tex-Mex flair, drain and chop a 4-oz. can of pickled jalapenos and stir them into the sauce along with a seeded, chopped chipotle. Use Pulled Chicken in burritos or to top nachos.
Eat these over-the-top burgers with a knife and fork, or set out a pile of napkins. Add fresh crisp texture and flavor by mounding slaw atop the burgers. Serve extra slaw on the side, or save it for another day.
Easy to make with convenient, packaged coleslaw, in this version the creamy dressing with vinegar, sugar and vegetable oil is close to what's served at popular fried chicken, burger and fish restaurants.
A favorite El Salvadoran snack, homemade tortillas stuffed with fresh queso blanco cheese are often paired with a traditonal coleslaw called curtido. Farmer's cheese or mozzarella can be substituted for queso blanco.