Quesadillas are everybody’s favourite, I guess that they are so easy to make and taste delicious, it is one of those “antojitos” that I would just eat over and over again and I won’t get tired of it. There are so many ways to fill a quesadilla. Today I am sharing with you a quick recipe, I am making a a mushroom and tomatillo filling, so I hope you like it. Continue reading “Quesadillas de Champiñones y Tomatillo) (Mushroom and Tomatillo Quesadillas)”
I think just a few recipes in Mexico could describe the richness in traditions of our Mexican gastronomy and Chiles en Nogada is one of those dishes; full of history.
The history of the creation of Chiles en Nogada goes back to August 1821 when the sister of Santa Monica Convent in Puebla wanted to welcome Agustin de Iturbide. They collected some of the ingredients that were in season during the month of August and they came out with this recipe. The colours of the ingredients on it are related to the colours of the Mexican flag, the Poblano pepper is the green colour, the Nogada sauce is the white and the pomegranate seeds are the red, making it the most patriotic dish to celebrate Mexican independence. Continue reading “Chiles en Nogada Vegetarianos (Vegan Chiles en Nogada)”
Hola amigos! I am back, after spending quite a few weeks recovering from my jetlag, I am back in business!
Today I am so happy to share with you this recipe of “Plant Based Alegrias” made by Jenn, a talented Mexican lady living in Ireland. She contacted me a few days ago asking me if she could be part of the “Cooking Comadres Club” and I felt very honoured to featured her recipe here in my blog. Continue reading “Cooking Comadres Plant Based Alegrias by Jenn from The Green Diary”
If I ask you what is your favourite Mexican breakfast, I am almost sure that you will say chilaquiles and to be honest with you, I do not blame you! Chilaquiles are everybody’s favourite. Crispy tortilla chips cover in a spicy salsa, fresh cheese, sour cream, coriander, who dares to say no to that!! Continue reading “Chilaquiles Rojos (Red Chilaquiles)”
Jalapeño peppers are those little green things that they look really spicy, but they are not, they are just some really good chillies and as my son Emilio calls them, they are little green torpedoes that can add lots of flavour to your food, you can eat them raw, pickled, cooked, stuffed, well, the ideas are endless. Continue reading “Jalapeños Rellenos (Stuffed Jalapeños)”
I love summer! it is the best season of the year, you can get so many fresh produce and make lots of nice salads, so today I made this lovely courgette flower salad. In Mexico we love to eat courgette flowers when they are in season, there are many delicious Mexican courgette flower dishes that I could eat for a whole week or more cooking with these little beauties. Continue reading “Ensalada de Flor de Calabaza (Courgatte Flower Salad)”
It has been a very busy week, full of new things and excitement. Today’s recipe is inspired by a lovely gazpacho I had yesterday during a talk about health by the lovely women from “fig and bloom”, Dorothy, the chef of the group, cooked this refreshing gazpacho soup with cucumber, avocado and jalapeños, so I thought I’d make my own version with a Mexican twist. Continue reading “Sopa Fría de Aguacate (Avocado Cold Soup)”
It has been a crazy month and I have been so busy that I hadn’t had time to write recipes, my sister came to visit from Mexico and she was with us for two weeks, we had such an amazing time with her, but sadly her holiday finished and she had to go back. Anyway, soon we will see her again. Continue reading “Sopa de Garbanzos con Salsa Verde”
There is nothing more relaxing for me than to get into my kitchen, turn on my music and cook, I love cooking, it is my favorite hobby, most of the time I like to cook traditional Mexican recipes, but sometimes I like to experiment and create new recipes with a Mexican touch, well, you know, I love Mexican cuisine, I think it is one of the best.
Anyway, today was one of those days when I had time for myself and when that happen, I tent to spend that time either in the kitchen or having a coffee reading a cookery book, so today I cooked lunch for one and I came out with this delicious soup. It is a very easy recipe and it will take you no more than 20 min to have it on the table ready to eat. It is a pea soup but with a Mexican touch, so I added chargrilled green pepper, if I have had poblano pepper, I would have used that, but I didn’t have so a green pepper is fine, then I added fresh jalapeños, onion and coriander and I topped it with a poached egg, avocado slices, homemade tostadas, fresh cheese and I scattered some fresh chilli, coriander and radishes to add more flavour and a bit of a crunch.
So here is the recipe, I hope you like it as much as I do.
Prep 10 min
Cook 10 min
For the soup
- 500 gr organic frozen peas
- 2 green peppers
- 2 roughly chopped fresh jalapeños
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 small peeled clove garlic
- 10 gr fresh coriander
- 1/2 fried corn tortilla
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Organic chicken or vegetable stock (optional)
- 2 poached eggs
- thinly slices of ripe avocado
- Fresh or feta cheese crumbled
- 1 chopped red chilli
- 5 thinly sliced radishes
- 10 gr finely chopped coriander
- 2 fried corn tortillas
- First chargrille the peppers on the hob, like in the picture, once chargrilled, place them in a plastic bag, after 10 min, peel the black skin off, deseeded, chop and leave aside.
- Then fried the tortillas on some vegetable oil. I cut them in triangles and I fry them for 2 min on each side on low medium heat. Then set aside.
- Make the poached eggs, one at a time. Add a small dash of vinegar to a pan of steadily simmering water. Crack eggs individually into a ramekin or cup. Create a gentle whirlpool in the water to help the egg white wrap around the yolk. Slowly tip the egg into the water, white first. Leave to cook for three minutes. Drain onto kitchen paper.
- Chop all the vegetables to garnish the soup and leave aside.
- Make the soup. In a sauce pan, fried the onion until transparent, then add the frozen peas, 2 cups of stock or water, chargrilled green pepper, coriander, jalapeños salt and a pinch of pepper and cook for 10 min. Then blend until smooth and continue cookinf for 5 min.
- Serve in a shallow bowl, place the soup first, then the egg, vegetables and the last but bot least the tostadas, so they remain crunchy.