The new cookbook from America’s Newest MasterChef, Claudia Sandoval!
MasterChef serves home cooks a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show their skills and creativity as they are mentored, tested and judged by world-renowned culinary experts. These home cooks put their passion on a plate over a series of iconic challenges that promise to delight and entice viewers.
Claudia’s Cocina: A Taste of Mexico celebrates the food of MasterChef Season 6 winner, Claudia Sandoval. Claudia brought with her a cooking background strongly influenced by her family’s Mexican roots, as well as the seafood restaurant her grandparents owned when she was a child. Throughout the show she demonstrated a bright, versatile range of flavors and always made family the center of her dishes.
Simple by design, the book offers 65 mouthwatering recipes straight from Claudia’s kitchen to yours. It showcases a mix of Claudia’s favorite dishes, as well as some of the on-the-spot creations that propelled her to victory:
- Hibiscus Poached Pears
- Grilled Swordfish
- Head-On Garlic Shrimp
- Achiote Rubbed Pork Chops
- Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken
- Tres Leches Cake
The book also shares her favorites from her family’s town of Mazatlan, as well as creams, sauces, and salsas, plus step-by-step directions for complex dishes that will help readers master some of the staples of Mexican cuisine. The recipes are introduced by headnotes that offer anecdotes about Claudia’s life and childhood and include insights into how she became the extraordinary winner of MasterChef Season 6.