Every time we go to an authentic Mexican restaurant I order Chorizo Street Tacos…the spicy heat of the meat with the tangy crispness of the raw red onions just blows me away. Usually they are served with a sprig of cilantro and a slice of lime…very simple…very flavorful. When I make them at home everyone loves to add additional toppings so I put the garnish out in little cups for everyone to add what they like…
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! This day commemorates the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862 between Mexico and France in which the Mexican people were victorious…Believe it or not this day is celebrated more in the United States than throughout Mexico and although no one in our family is of Mexican heritage we still love to celebrate this day with our favorite Mexican foods…Queso Fundido just happens to be one of our all time favorites. I first had Queso Fundido at a very popular restaurant called Tequila’s in Philadelphia. This dish is mouth-watering, cheesy deliciousness! You don’t have to go to Philly to try it…just follow these simple steps and create your own Cinco de Mayo Queso Fundido appetizer! Continue reading
Paella is a wonderful rice dish that originated in Valencia Spain. It is a flavorful combination of ingredients cooked in a ‘Paella pan’ which is a round shallow pan with side handles. There are actually many types of Paella including Valencian, vegetarian, seafood and mixed. Today’s ‘Paella’ is a mixed, free-style version in which I used Spanish chorizo, boneless chicken thighs, large shrimp and a combination of jasmine rice and fine egg white noodles along with saffron and other spices. This is the perfect meal to cook as a couple…grab a bottle of your favorite wine…I recommend a Spanish Rioja…pour a glass and share the stove! Continue reading
This is one of those wonderful lunches that came together from leftovers…Man, I love it when that happens! These crispy tortillas are filled with hearty beef, tasty chorizo, sweet potato, refried pinto beans and cheddar cheese. Served nice and warm! Continue reading
I never throw away the leftover sauces from my dishes. Even if I only have a little, they are like little flavor bombs to be used in all sorts of ways. Today’s lunch consisted of Naan bread topped with sauces from last week. I reserve them in little containers and freeze them to be recreated another day. No waste! When you put love into your food, throwing away a great sauce is like throwing away something you treasure. Just for this reason, you will see me finding creative ways to serve up that little morsel of goodness.