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  • Cooking the Best Fajitas

    Cooking the Best Fajitas

    Fajita is generally beef, chicken, pork or shrimp grilled and served on a flour tortilla with condiments. The chicken is worked with onions and bell peppers. Fajita is served to the table sizzling loudly on a metal platter with tortilla and condiments on the side. Making your lips watery? Texans would love to take credit for giving the world fajitas but the honor goes to south of the border, Vagueros, who learnt the art of cutting tough beef into skirt steak. Fajitas are basically Tex Mex dishes. Nowadays Fajita is almost anything cooked and wrapped in a flour tortilla. Only true fajitas are skirt steak. The preparation of Fajitas starts with marinating the beef using limejuice to tenderize at least for 24 hours. Well, there are no set rules for marinating; you can use your creative sense…

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  • How to Make Authentic Mexican Ceviche

    When I mention the word “ceviche” to people I am usually questioned, “what the ___is that?” After they taste my recipe for true Mexican ceviche they are begging me to teach them how to make it. First let me explain why I call it authentic Mexican ceviche. So what is it and how do I make it? Well, for starters there are several different types of ceviche. It can be made from Conch, a large shellfish found all over the Caribbean, shrimp, or a white meat fish such as snapper, trout, etc. We used Spanish Mackerel a lot as well when I was in Cancun. The recipe is the same regardless of the meat you choose so let me begin. For a refreshing snack that will feed six to eight people you will want about a pound of meat filleted and deboned. You will need a couple of large tomatoes, several…

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  • Mexican Zucchini & Red Pepper Salsa

    Mexican Zucchini & Red Pepper Salsa

    Try these vegetables in salads this month, or sliced on sandwiches, or in a stir-fry. You can even use summer squash and red bell peppers in your salsa. Ingredients: 2 pounds zucchini (look for small to medium ones) 2 medium red bell peppers, seeded and cut into a small julienne 1/2 cup peeled, seeded and diced cucumber 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion 2 Serrano chiles, seeded and minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro Directions: Trim and dice zucchini, and place in a medium bowl. Add julienne of red pepper, cucumber, red onion and chiles. Dress with olive oil, lime juice and salt, and toss to incorporate. Gently stir in cilantro and serve with yellow or blue tortilla chips, round slices of jicama,…

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