Chalsa Recipes — Chutney

Thomas Penaherrera
Chalsa Crab Cakes

Chalsa Crab Cakes

A Maryland staple originating in the Chesapeake region during the 1800's from the prevalence of the Blue Crab, a staple in the region. The term crab cake technically didn't gain virality until Crosby Gaige listed it as a recipe in the 1939 New York World's Fair cookbook. This recipe is driven by marrying the fresh lump crab with the Chalsa (mild/or spicy) by creating a cohesive well rounded taste profile. For optimal formation, the crab cakes can be baked or even placed in the air fryer. 

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Thomas Penaherrera
Chalsa Grilled Cheese

Chalsa Grilled Cheese

An American staple, which originally gained its popularity as an open face sandwich during the Great Depression.  This variant focuses on creating a balanced flavor rooted in the sharpness of the asiago & cheddar cheese, herb whipped butter, habanero hot honey and finally Chalsa, which helps transition the palate through the aforementioned components. A wise human once said there are over a hundred ways to make a good grilled cheese. A wiser human followed this recipe. 

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Thomas Penaherrera
Roasted Chalsa Turmeric Hummus

Roasted Chalsa Turmeric Hummus

This delicious hummus recipe includes turmeric,  a spice containing curcumin, the core active ingredient that has anti-inflammatory effects along with having strong natural antioxidants attributes.  Aside from the roasted garlic the chalsa will elevate the taste of  hummus, adding another dimension of flavor.  #chalsaoneverything 

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