Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mexican Food

Mexican Food

Chile-Lime Chicken
Chile-Lime ChickenChicken is a staple in our family kitchen and this 5-star recipe for Chile-Lime Chicken is one of our favorites. It's super easy to make and even the kiddos love it. Don't forget to check out Mexican Cooking on Facebook to interact with other fans and for Mexican food fun.

Pan Dulce
Pan Dulce- a Fan FavoriteOne of my fans on Facebook, Gina I. is also a fan Pan Dulce which is a slightly sweet bread topped with a colorful sweet topping. It is very popular in Mexico and can be found at any panaderia (Mexican bread shop) in different shapes and colors. It's great for breakfast, an afternoon snack or even an after-dinner treat. And if you need a little extra help making them, I can show you how, step-by-step.

Top Green Recipes
Top Green Chile Recipes
The end of summer means chiles season is approaching. All of the plants that were planted in the spring are now producing those lovely green chiles. Some will be picked while green, others will remain on the plant to further ripen to red (or other color) before being plucked off. Enjoy the upcoming harvest with one of these recipes
using green chiles.

Mexican Strawberry Popsicles
Mexican Strawberry PopsiclesThere is nothing better on a hot summer day than cool and refreshing paletas (popsicles.) Try this one made with strawberries for a burst of fresh summer flavor. These Paletas de Fresas are super easy to make with no artificial colors or flavors so they are a much better alternative than something you might pick up from the store and kids love to help make them. For a more "gourmet" adult version, try adding a bit of chopped basil, mint or even a couple of pinches of hot chile powder.

Achiote and Annatto
Achiote and Annatto
Achiote trees (also known as annatto) grow abundantly in tropical locations. The trees produce pretty flowers as well as seed pods in which you will find a bright red pulp as well as red seeds. It is these seeds that are used to make a paste which in turn, flavors many Mexican dishes. Because of it's bright red color, achiote is also used as a natural dye for cheese, butter and cosmetics. Achiote Paste can be used as a delicious marinade for chicken or pork and it is fairly easy to make. Pick up some achiote (seeds) next time you're in the market for a unique and earthy flavor.

Huachinango a la Veracruzana
Fresh fish is a perfect summer time dinner since it's so light in texture it won't weigh you down. For example this delicious Huachinango a la Veracruzana cooks up tender and flaky, smothered with a delicious tomato sauce flavored with green olives, capers and oregano. One of the keys to keeping the fish tender and flavorful is the simple marinade of seasoned lime juice. So crank up the oven for a moment to enjoy this taste of Veracruz.

Shrimp Ceviche
Since summer is in full swing and it is downright blistering hot outside, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven. So when I want a light and refreshing snack or appetizer, I make this Shrimp Ceviche which is "cooked" in your refrigerator. After you chop up the ingredients and soak the shrimp, the only thing you have to do is toss it all together. Serve it with your favorite tortilla chips or with fresh celery sticks. You can also use it as a topping for grilled chicken or fish.

Tres Leches Cake
This creamy cake is served chilled and it makes a delicious summertime dessert. Pastel de Tres Leches or "Tres Leches Cake" is named for the three milks in the recipe, the last one being the pillow of whipped cream that tops it.

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