Monday, June 27, 2016

Ceviche Verde-Green Mexican Ceviche

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Ceviche verde recipe

Ceviche (or “cebiche”, it can be spelled several ways) is a dish prepared with raw fish that is usually marinated in lime juice and other fresh ingredients. It is usually prepared with fish, but you can also find it made using shrimp, octopus, crab, and clams. It’s a very popular appetizer in the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Coast. Some ingredients change depending on the region of the country, but the traditional ceviche is made with lime juice, tomatoes, peppers, onion, cilantro, oregano and a few drops of spicy salsa, usually a bottled salsa. There are many variations for ceviche, and I particularly like the Acapulco style ceviche that includes Ketchup and a spicy sauce in the list of ingredients.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Easy Fish Fillets Dinner

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Easy fish fillet dinner


I remember while living in Florida that we can easily go to a neighbor’s house and ask for some fresh banana leaves, right from the tree. Living there remain me a lot of my hometown in the Gulf of Mexico. The bounty of fresh seafood just like in my town, the seafood offerings depending on the month range from Florida grouper, tuna, lobster, tilapia, crab, mahi mahi, oysters and much more. And the produce sold at the local farmers is always of excellent quality like strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, sweet corn and watermelon

 A cook in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, gave this recipe to me about 18 years ago, she worked as a cook in a local restaurant, and she told that it was one of the easiest ways to prepare fish, and she was right. This recipe is so versatile, you can add cherry tomatoes instead of plum tomatoes, skip the Serrano or jalapeño peppers and use Bell peppers, use white or yellow onion, well you can get really creative with it and adjust to the vegetables in season and your personal taste. The banana leaves give the fish a very herbal taste; I hope you can find it in your local stores.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Canned Tuna Ceviche Tostadas

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Tostadas


For a food lover like me, going grocery shopping is like taking a kid to the toy store. Just looking at all the produce offerings gives me ideas for my weekly menu planning. I take advantage of the produce in season, as well as the store’s coupon and sales promotions.  That’s why I love recipes that implement ingredients that are affordable and in season, like this quick and budget-friendly recipe for Canned Tuna Ceviche Tostadas. It’s perfect for these hot days when we don’t feel like spending a lot of time near the stove, and instead enjoy spending valuable moments with our loved ones.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Pollo Asado in Adobo

Pollo Asado recipe

Grilling is very popular all over Mexico, but especially in the northern states, and during the weekends and evenings. As soon as the early evening arrives on any given Friday, all you need to do is go outside, and your nose will point you the right direction of that inviting smell of meats being slowly cooked over a charcoal fire. We sure love grilling!

People gather for birthdays, graduations, and some even for New Year's to celebrate with a barbecue party. Beef is mainly the meat of choice, but we also like chicken, fish, shrimp and sausages.

Grilled Chicken, or, as we call it, “Pollo asado”, is also sold at local businesses to dine in or to carry out. Today’s recipe is for a grilled chicken marinade in an adobo sauce made using Guajillo pepper and spices. This sauce really enhances the flavors of the chicken.
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