Archive for the 'Appetizers' Category

Mexican Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Ingredients: 1 to 2 Garlic Cloves 1/4 Cup Olive Oil 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil 1 Teaspoon White Wine Vinegar Freshly Squeezed Juice of 1 Lime (about 1 to 2 Tablespoons) 1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream 2 Teaspoons White Sugar 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cumin 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt, or to taste 2 & 1/2 […]

Chicken and Potato Croquettes / Tortitas de Papa con Pollo

Croquette Ingredients: 1 Boneless Chicken Breast, seasoned and cooked as desired 1 Pound (about 5 medium) White Potatoes 2 Garlic Cloves, diced 2 Eggs 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro, coarsely chopped 1/4 Cup Hard Cheese, like Queso Enchilado or Parmesan Salt, to taste Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste About 1/2 Cup Flour Vegetable Oil, for […]

Pico de Tuna Recipe

Ingredients: 2 Cans Tuna (in water or oil) 1 Garlic Clove 1 Small White Onion 2-3 Roma Tomatoes 1-2 Serrano Chile Peppers Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste Salt, to taste 8-10 Corn Tortillas, optional Directions: Make sure you have the necessary ingredients. To prepare your own tostadas to serve with the pico de tuna, toast […]

Mexican Corn Soup Recipe (Sopa de Elote)

Ingredients: 4 Cups fresh corn kernels 1/2 Cup chopped onion 2 Tablespoons butter 2 Tablespoons flour 2 Cups chicken broth 2 Cups milk or cream 1 Cup cheddar cheese 1 Can chopped green chiles 1/2 Cup crumpled crisp bacon Salt to taste Tortilla chips Directions: Saute corn and onion in the butter. Cook over medium […]

Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños

Ingredients: 12 Small prawns, peeled and de-veined (cocktail shrimp may also be used), optional 12 Jalapeño Chile Peppers 12-24 Bacon Strips (depending on size of Jalapeños) 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened 1 tsp. Cumin Salt, to taste Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste 1 Garlic Clove, minced 3 T. Fresh Cilantro, finely chopped 3 Eggs […]

Easy Quesadilla Recipe

Quesadillas (CC photo by bdebaca courtesy of Flickr) A classic quesadilla is basically a corn tortilla with some melted cheese inside. But, as you know, you’ll often find quesadillas filled with chicken (pollo), potatoes (papas), chile poblano (rajas), mushrooms (champiñones), squash flower (flor de calabaza), chorizo, and even cecina (beef or pork). In Mexico, quesadillas […]