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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Quick Mexican Appetizer, plus Absolut new cocktail recipe website.

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Quick Mexican appetizer recipe

This quick Mexican appetizer recipe is ideal for those times when you have unexpected guests, or after a long day at work and you want to get home to fix something easy to prepare to go along with a cold drink. At home, we prepare this recipe as an appetizer while we are grilling and waiting for the grill to be ready to cook. 

Usually, I will use pork cracklings from the Latin grocery stores, those ones that also have a butcher section at the very end of the store. But, not everyone has access to a Latin store, and that is not a problem, you still can make this using store bought pork cracklings the same way I have done this time. Just make sure they are pork cracklings and not those flour look-a-like.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Three Peppers Stew - Guisado a los tres chiles

Three pepper stew cerdo a los tres chiles

I love stews made with dry peppers. Somehow the combination of roasted peppers and spices creates a very rich sauce that can be used with pork, beef, chicken, and even by itself for enchiladas or chilaquiles.

The three pepper stew, called “guisado a los tres chiles”, is made using three types of peppers, usually the base of this sauce will be guajillo pepper and ancho pepper, plus a third pepper that will add spiciness and flavor to the stew. Some cooks add chipotle pepper or arbol pepper to the combination of the guajillo and ancho pepper. I guess that is a personal choice or whatever peppers the cook has available,  since not all peppers grow in the same region of the country. If you have morita peppers, or piquin peppers you can use them for your third pepper on this stew. Not all recipes call for the use of sesame seeds, but I find that their flavor really adds an extra punch to the dish, besides the thickening effect on the final texture of the sauce.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Tacos de Alambre: beef, bacon, cheese and...peppers!

Tacos de alambre recipe

 This quick recipe for Tacos de Alambre can be prepared over the stove or on your grill using a heavy skillet. Top Sirloin mixed with bacon, onion, green and red bell peppers, all topped with melted cheese make such a perfect combination that there is no way you’re not going to like these tacos. The best part is that you can adapt the recipe to your personal choice of meat; some people use chicken or even shrimp to make these tacos, and the results are still absolutely delicious.

The name “tacos de alambre” is given because the ingredients are almost the same as the ones we use to cook our Beef kabobs (Alambres), just that instead of making them using the skewers, we cook them on a skillet. These tacos are popular in Mexico City and central states of the country.
Tacos de alambre recipe

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Carlota de limón, a dessert to make with your kids!

Carlota de limon recipe

I love to cook with my son, and I even have pictures of him trying to make flour tortillas when he was just two years old! Now I treasure those memories when I see the pictures of his face all covered with flour, and his big smile of accomplishment rolling the dough. Those are such sweet memories! I encourage you to invite your kids to the kitchen, and prepare easy recipes where they can help out and enjoy the process. Let them use ingredients familiar to them, and have fun. And don’t forget to take those pictures! You know how fast they grow.
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