By Chef Boy Ari
Q: What, exactly, is oyster sauce? Is it really derived from oysters? Is fish sauce truly distilled fish?
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Dahlia’s Central Mexican Cuisine
Rio Rancho’s queen of carne
By Ari LeVaux
It’s rare that Mexican food reminds me of my Jewish mother’s cooking, but that’s what happened with a bowl of albóndigas at Dahlia’s. A mildly aromatic broth crowded with chunks of carrot, celery, zucchini and a single large meatball comprised this bowl of Central Mexican comfort food. The meatball’s almost ethereal texture and mellow, satisfying flavor reminded me of mom’s matzo balls.
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