The Great Escape Recipes
Grilled Shrimp and Grits with Chorizo and Salsa de Arbol
This is a favorite meal for Sam Hamilton and Jennifer Chaiken when they're at their house in Marfa, Texas. Their friend Brian Espinoza brings the shrimp in his carry-on -- and cooks this dish.
Texas Grapefruit, Avocado, and Dandelion-Greens Salad
This lively salad is served with the shrimp and grits.
Salsa de Arbol
Espinoza’s salsa de arbol is used on the grilled shrimp (both the small, red chiles de arbol and the larger, darker pasilla chiles are locally grown).
Marfa Ranch Water
Hamilton created this tequila cocktail which is served in glasses rimmed with sea salt and Aleppo-pepper flakes.