Tagged with mexican food

Pork Tamales

Pork Tamales

As there aren’t many Mexican restaurants around here and those that are there are probably not very authentic, I don’t eat a lot of Mexican (or Tex-Mex) food that I don’t prepare myself. And so I had never before seen or tasted tamales. Ever since I saw the recipe on Richard’s blog, I wanted to make … Continue reading

Cactus with Corn

Cactus with Corn

I’m always interested in trying new foods. And so I was intrigued when Richard posted a recipe for cactus on  his wonderful blog REMCooks. Richard is a great connoisseur of Mexican cuisine, and his recipes are always delicious. Once you remove the spines, the cactus is fine to eat. There is only one issue. In … Continue reading

Homemade Chipotles in Adobo Sauce

Homemade Chipotles in Adobo Sauce

My favorite kind of chiles are chipotles because of their smokiness. Chipotles in adobo sauce, a sauce made from tomatoes and ancho chiles, are a great condiment. I love them for instance with chicken, mushrooms and cream. Chipotles in adobo sauce are available in cans, but since I like to make everything from scratch, I … Continue reading

Jalapeños en Escabeche (Pickled Jalapeños)

Jalapeños en Escabeche (Pickled Jalapeños)

The first time I made Red Snapper Veracruz, I used the last of the pickled jalapeños that Richard had sent over. The Veracruz was so outstandingly good that I wanted to make it again, and so I had to make my own batch of pickled jalapeños. As Richard kindly provides the recipe on his wonderful … Continue reading

Carnitas Sous-Vide with Guacamole

Carnitas Sous-Vide with Guacamole

I already did two posts on Carnitas sous-vide (this post, and this post), so why another one? Well, you can never have too much of a good thing, and those carnitas are so goooooood. So what is the reason for this post? My Mexican friend Alain recommended to eat carnitas with guacamole, and I wanted … Continue reading

Carnitas Cooked Sous-Vide with Orange Juice

Carnitas Cooked Sous-Vide with Orange Juice

After the success of carnitas sous-vide, I wanted to try a sous-vide version of REMCooks’ recipe for carnitas. Richard cooks the pork with orange juice, lime juice, fresh oregano, fresh thyme, ground cumin, and garlic instead of with achiote paste, chipotle powder and pork stock. I also decided to cook the pork sous-vide for 48 … Continue reading

Carnitas Sous-Vide

Carnitas Sous-Vide

After my trip to REMCooks I was inspired to try some more Mexican/Southwestern food. Carnitas is a dish made of braised or roasted and then fried or sauteed pork in Mexican cuisine. Richard had served us delicious sous-vide duck carnitas, and a few days later in Miami I tried a taco with pork carnitas. The recipe … Continue reading

Tuna Tacos

Tuna Tacos

I used my first homemade corn tortillas to make tuna tacos. Tacos are stuffed tortillas (either wheat or corn). Tuna tacos are not very traditional, but they sure are delicious. I stuffed the tacos with ancho seared tuna, pico de gallo (a raw tomato salsa) and avocado. We tried this with both soft and crispy tacos, … Continue reading

Homemade Corn Tortillas and Hard Taco Shells

Homemade Corn Tortillas and Hard Taco Shells

It won’t come as a surprise that after visiting casa Remcooks, I have been inspired to do some Mexican/Tex-Mex/Southwestern cooking. Baby Lady got me a big bag of corn masa flour, needed to make corn tortillas and she also taught me how to make crispy taco shells. Thank you, Baby Lady! Making your own corn tortillas … Continue reading

Homemade Chicken Fajitas

Homemade Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas are my favorite Mexican dish. Part of the reason for this is that I do not know a lot of Mexican dishes 😉 and I have never actually been to Mexico. My first introduction to chicken fajitas was in Marblehead, MA, USA, in the summer of 1997. I was visiting an American friend … Continue reading

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas

After yesterday’s post telling you about making the components for fajitas from scratch, it’s not much of a surprise that today’s post is about making homemade flour tortillas. I have a confession to make. I’m not good with rolling pins. Maybe it’s a matter of patience (of which I have very little), but I always … Continue reading

Salsa Roja (Roasted Tomato Salsa)

Salsa Roja (Roasted Tomato Salsa)

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that I like making everything from scratch using fresh ingredients. Chicken fajitas are one of my favorite dishes to prepare when I don’t have time and/or equipment to make everything from scratch (like when we are vacationing in an RV), as they are very … Continue reading

Chicken Quesadillas

Quesadillas make me think of summer, and even though it is in the middle of winter with snow and everything, I decided to make chicken quesadillas just to bring a bit of summer to our table. I based this on a post by Cher aka The Pasta Princess. Thanks for inspiring me to make this! … Continue reading

Improvised Chicken Fajitas

Some believe that I only eat food at the level of Alinea, or at least cooked sous-vide. But since one does have to eat, I do adjust to the circumstances and, depending on the circumstances, will eat almost everything. As we are currently touring national parks in Utah and Wyoming with an RV, quite some … Continue reading