Archive for April, 2009

Chicken Breast Wrapped with Bacon

Chicken Breast Wrapped with Bacon (CC photo by O’Donovans) Ingredients: 3 Medium boneless chicken breasts 9 Slices bacon 1 Teaspoon vinegar 1 Pinch cinnamon 1 Pinch ground clove 2 Cloves garlic, peeled 1 Cup cooking sherry Ground pepper to taste Directions: Grind the garlic cloves into a paste in a mortar and pestle, and then […]

Tortillas..No Lunch Without Them!

Tortillas, made from nixtamalized maize dough (masa), are circular and totally flat. They are an essential element of any Mexican meal, and they are used to make some of the most popular dishes in Mexico, like tacos, flautas, quesadillas, enchiladas, chilaquiles, totopos, enfrijoladas, and many other delicious dishes. In modern times, the production of tortillas […]

Michelada: Mexican Beer Cocktail

Michelada (CC photo by Hartford Courant) Some people may consider that Michelada is a cheap imitation of the famous “Bloody Mary Cocktail” that mixes instead of vodka, beer. Whatever the case, the mixing of beer with hot sauce comes from the 40’s when Mexican People made very popular this mix. In recent years, due to […]

Margarita Drink

Margarita (CC photo by Food Colors) Margaritas…who can say that doesn’t know this drink? They are considered one of the most famous cocktails representavives of Mexico. Everybody knows this drink and the stories behind it about its origin, the possible reason why it was called Margarita, and the similarities with the flower that is name […]

Mexican Tamales

Tamales (CC photo by Suzanne Barbezat) Tamales are definitely considered a classic Mexican Dish, handed down from generations of long ago and still an important part of the daily diet of many Mexican families.  The name tamal comes from the word in Nahuatl “tamalli,” which means “wrapped.” It is not surprising to find a guy […]

Salsa de Aguacate (Avocado Salsa)

Ingredients: 2-3 Large Avocados 3 Cloves garlic, peeled 1/2 onion, halved again 4-7 Habanero Chile Peppers* 3-4 Limes, quartered and juiced Salt to taste Water as necessary *The number of peppers depends on how spicy you want it. I prefer about 7 chiles. Remember, it’s a hot salsa with avocado, not guacamole! Directions: In a […]

Traditional Champurrado (Mexican-Style Hot Chocolate)

Champurrado (CC photo by digitalramble courtesy of Flickr) Ingredients: 2 Cups Masa (Nixtamalized maize dough) or Masa Harina (Mexican Corn Flour) 4 Quarts water* 3 Cinnamon Sticks 2 Large Piloncillo Cones (about 6 Ounces each) or 1 1/2 Cups Dark Brown Sugar + 2 Teaspoons Molasses 2 Large Tablets of Nestle “Abuelita” Chocolate (from the […]