Archive for the ‘Mexican’ Category

Pork Tacos with Clementine Salsa

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

This recipe was inspired by the pork tacos with mango salsa in the excellent The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook. I say inspired by, because we immediate proceeded to change just about everything. I'm sure it's an awesome recipe, but it also provided us with a great way to use ...

Guacamole in a Molcajete

Friday, May 16th, 2014

I got a great molcajete for Mother's Day. :-D This one is made out of granite rather than the traditional basalt, so it was blessedly easier to season - one round of grinding rice to get out grit, then grinding a garlic and canola oil paste to entirely ...

Restaurant Style Salsa

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

We had a salsa contest today at work, and I made my variation of this recipe from the Food Network. It turned out quite nicely and was very easy to throw together. I won for Spiciest (even though this doesn't have that much of a kick) and tied ...

Chicken Burritos

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

I made my usual beef and bean burritos with ground chicken, and it turned out quite well. The lighter meat worked quite nicely with the spices.

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Friday, February 10th, 2012

This is a quick and easy meal that uses leftover chicken. I used meat leftover from my beer braised chicken (about half a chicken's worth). You could grill up a pound of skinless boneless thighs or breast and chop it up if you don't happen to have leftovers ...

Pork and Black Bean Stew

Monday, November 7th, 2011

This is a take-off from my ham and black bean soup. It's a lovely warming stew for a drizzly fall evening - warming with both the temperature and the spice :-) We both really enjoyed this, and it'll definitely make some repeat appearances throughout the fall ...

Salsa Fresca

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

This easy fresh salsa goes great with many Mexican and Latin dishes. Being allergic to raw onions, my salsa has none, and I'm in the camp that thinks cilantro tastes like soap, so I use a bit of flat leaf parsley instead. This has just a bit of ...

Green Chile and Pork Stew

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

This spicy stew used up the leftover chile rubbed pork from last night. You could easily make this from scratch as well, just cut a pork tenderloin into bite sized chunks and toss it in the rub I made last night and brown up the pork pieces for a ...

Chile Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

This is an original recipe that turned out quite well. I was feeling like a Mexican sort of rub for the pork and happened to have some fresh jalapenos from my CSA box, so they got thrown in the mix. The fruity heat was a great touch and ...

Pineapple Citrus Grilled Chicken

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

This is yet another iteration of a recipe I've been tweaking for some time. This version is a bit spicier, and very good :-) I serve this with corn tortillas and refried beans, much like the original inspiration, El Pollo Loco. Tonight I only made a ...