Rick Bayless Hoja Santa in My Backyard!

Monday 18 March, 2024
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Though Hoja Santa typically grows wild in the Southwest, we’ve found a way to grow it in our Chicago climate. The leaves of this plant—commonly called “Root Beer Plant”—are used as a wrapper or as a seasoning for meat, fish, mushrooms and tamales. It’s also a classic seasoning in yellow mole.

You can sometimes find the fresh leaves at Mexican groceries. You can buy the plants and grow it in your garden. We’ve found at least one source online to procure some: almostedenplants.com


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