Archives: Mexican

Roasted Tomato Salsa (Salsa Quemada)

September 7, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Appetizer, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Snack, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This salsa rocks! If you’ve never made fresh salsa before, I highly encourage you to make a batch of it. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to whip up and how delicious it is! Of course, starting with top quality ingredients (vine-ripened tomatoes) is key to a good salsa, while dry roasting the veggies in a pan • Read More »

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White Sangria

September 1, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on White Sangria | Filed in: Beverages, Cocktails, Mexican, Recipes.

Sangria, like most things, can either be really bad or really good. This peachy-flavored recipe for White Sangria is definitely in the really good category! It’s delicious, refreshing and super easy to make. I chose a bottle of Red Cliffe Sauvignon Blanc (under $10 at Trader Joe’s), and used triple sec for the orange liqueur. • Read More »

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Skirt Steak Fajitas

July 30, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Beef, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

I love grilling recipes and am always looking for new ways to grill a meal. These Skirt Steak Fajitas are super easy and delicious! The steak is rubbed with a spice mixture which I then let marinate for a few hours before grilling it. Set out your favorite fajita makings (salsa, guacamole, etc.) and you’ve got a • Read More »

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Pico De Gallo Salsa

July 19, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Sauce, Snack.

Homemade salsa is super easy to make and waaaaay better than most you’ll buy at the grocery store. Plus, you can make it exactly how you like it (spicier, milder, more lime, etc.). Whip up a batch of this salsa, buy the best tortilla chips you can find and invite some friend over! Homemade salsa is • Read More »

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Jalapeño Chicken Salad

May 10, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Chicken, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Sandwich, Southwestern.

This recipe, inspired by south-of-the-border flavors,  is a delicious twist on classic chicken salad. It’s got kick from the pickled jalapeños, crunch from the chopped veggies, and flavor from the cilantro and fresh lime. Serve the jalapeño chicken salad in the easy-to-make tortilla bowls or use it as a filling for wraps. The tortilla bowl isn’t as crisp and • Read More »

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Pollo Guisado

May 4, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Pollo Guisado | Filed in: Main Dish, Mexican, Recipes.

This recipe for pollo guisado is super easy and very tasty. The spicy, shredded chicken is a great filling for both tacos and enchiladas. Yum! Because good tomatoes aren’t in season yet, I used 6 whole canned tomatoes which equaled the same amount of 3 medium fresh tomatoes. The recipe calls for 1/4 cup of chipotle in adobo sauce. This • Read More »

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Home-Cooked Beans (Stovetop, Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker)

May 4, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Mexican, Recipes, Side Dish.

It’s been a while since I cooked a pot of beans but since I was having friends over for a fiesta-themed meal, I decided to pull out all the stops. Sure, you can always use canned beans as a side dish, but home-cooked beans are so much better! This recipe comes from chef Rick Bayless, • Read More »

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Great Guacamole!

May 2, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Southwestern.

Guacamole…so simple yet so incredibly delicious. The first time I had really great guacamole was at a resort in Tuscon, Arizona. The waiter made it at our table so, of course, we were impressed with the presentation: mashing the perfect avocado right before our very eyes in a molcajete, the traditional Mexican version of a mortar • Read More »

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Broiled Chicken Thighs with Chipotle Sauce

February 16, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Broiled Chicken Thighs with Chipotle Sauce | Filed in: Chicken, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Southwestern.

I love a meal that delivers bold flavors without much work! This Mexican-inspired recipe is just that kind of dish: flavorful spice-rubbed chicken thighs served with a chipotle-spiked, garlicky roasted red pepper sauce. Delish! I didn’t have ground chipotle chile (available in the spice aisle) so I substituted about 1/2 teaspoon of chopped canned chipotle chile (in adobo sauce) • Read More »

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Leftovers: New Mexico Turkey Tortilla Soup

November 24, 2010 | By andrea | 6 Comments | Filed in: Christmas, Holidays, Main Dish, Mexican, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern, Thanksgiving, Turkey.

For me, a turkey dinner is nice for one meal (or maybe 2 meals…MAX). What I enjoy even more than the epic turkey feast is turning the leftover turkey into other meals, like enchiladas or soup. This recipe for New Mexico Turkey-Tortilla Soup is not only easy to make, but it’s delicious and a perfect use for the • Read More »

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