Every time I cook this dish, it always takes me back to my childhood, to my grandma’s house. My mum is from Culiacan, Sinaloa, so a lot of the recipes we cook at home are Sinaloa style. The recipe is a very comforting dish, not for the faint hearted as I have to admit that it is not that healthy, but I can assure you one thing, it is well delicious! Continue reading “Frijoles Puercos (Piggy Beans)”
Easter in Mexico is a very important holiday to gather with your love ones. Families gather to celebrate and spend time cooking, eating and having fun. Everybody helps with the cooking and that is one of the things that as an expat you miss the most, but I always try to celebrate with my little family here in London, just the way I would do it in Mexico with my mum, brother and sisters, so when Susy told me if I wanted to cook with her an Easter Feast, I thought it was a brilliant idea! Continue reading “Cooking Comadres Easter Feast”
Enchiladas Rojas are so popular in Mexico that you will find them in any Mexican restaurant, this is the type of dish that you could use to describe Mexican food: comforting, vibrant in colour, healthy, delicious, simple and use of chillies. In my family we always use dried Anaheim chillies to make the red sauce, but traditionally is made with guajillo chillies and these are the ones I used for these enchiladas. They can be filled with chicken, cheese or refried beans, I made mine with chicken, I find them more filling. Continue reading “Enchiladas Rojas (Red Enchiladas)”
Today was Cooking-beans-Monday at home. I love doing this every time I run out of the beans I store in the freezer. I usually tend to cook lots, so I always have a some sort of beans supply ready for any Mexican recipe. Today I cooked pinto and black beans, both types very popular in Mexico. Continue reading “Sopa de Frijol Negro (Black Bean Soup)”
Oh! My! What a day! I was so busy running around London with a terrible earache and sore throat that this evening I was completely and utterly spent. Luckily I had some chicken in the fridge that I bought from my local butcher and I cooked the cure for all pains, a Mexican chicken soup.
Caldo de Pollo is one of the most important dishes in my family, I remember as a child my dad would made a massive pot of it and we would eat it for days and my mum would say “Eat it all, it is full of vitamins!” and we were not allowed to leave a single bit. Continue reading “Caldo de Pollo (Mexican Chicken Broth) “
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)”
I have been craving for a while a nice seafood cocktail, so today was the day to make one, it is Friday and the weather was lovely, sunny all day and quite springy.
The town where I grew up, Ensenada, is well known because of its delicious and fresh seafood and fish. There, you can find a lot of fish and seafood restaurants and street food carts, the second ones are very popular among the people as they are informal places to eat and there are some very famous like “La Guerrerense” who makes mouthwatering ceviches, salsas, seafood cocktails, all very fresh and delicious. Continue reading “Cocktail de Cangrejo de Rio en Mousse de Aguacate (Crayfish Cocktail in an Avocado Mousse)”
“Camarones al mojo de ajo” is a Mexican recipe most commonly prepare in cities near by the sea, every place has its own way to prepare this dish, but the ingredients that are a must to have is garlic and butter, some people add white wine, others orange juice, I usually do them the way my dad used to do them, he used to love this recipe and he even used to prepare the butter in advance, so I took my dad’s recipe and put my own Mexican touch inspired by Susy’s food! Continue reading “Camarones al Mojo de Ajo (Prawns in Garlic Butter)”