Palomas y Platos


Featuring five of my own recipes, the collection has been designed with sharing in mind and each dish perfectly pairs with the signature grapefruit flavour notes of the refreshingly tasty Paloma. 

If you decide to celebrate these recipes are amazing.

Ancho Chilli & Tequila Tacos

Servings 4 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins


  • 6 Chicken thighs fillets
  • 60 ml tequila Jimador Blanco
  • 45 ml ancho chilli paste
  • 60 ml vegetable oil
  • 5 ml salt

Pico de Gallo

  • 3 medium tomatoes finely diced
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ lime

To serve

  • 10 small corn tortillas warm
  • pico de Gallo
  • 1 cup sour cream


  • Preheat the oven to 180 C, 350 F or Gas mark 4. 
  • In a bowl mix the el Jimador Blanco, ancho chilli paste, salt, and vegetable oil.
  • Place the chicken thighs in a freezer bag and add the tequila-ancho marinade and rub together. 
  • Heat a grilling pan and grill the chicken thighs for 5 minutes, then place in the oven for 15 minutes and cook for 15 minutes.
  • To make the Pico de Gallo, finely dice the tomatoes, onion, and chop the coriander. Mix them all in a bowl, squeeze the juice of half a lime and season with salt.
  • The chicken should be cooked all the way through. Slice them into small chunks. 
  • Warm a corn tortilla, spread some sour cream on the corn tortilla and add the chicken and top it with some Pico de Gallo. 


Vegetarian option: Replace the chicken for cauliflower florets
Vegan option: Replace the chicken with cauliflower florets and use a vegan mayonnaise in place of the sour cream
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican

Baja Fish Tacos

Servings 10 tacos
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins


For the batter

  • 150 g fresh cod fillet no skin, no bones, cut in long thin strips
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 5 tbsp all-purpose flour for coating
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp american mustard
  • tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup lager
  • 2 cups vegetable oil


  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 3 tbsp  mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp milk
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of ground black pepper

Pickled Red Onion

  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 2 limes

Pico de Gallo

  • 3 small tomatoes finely diced
  • ½ small onion finely diced
  • 4 tbsp fresh coriander finely chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ juice of a lime

To make the tacos

  • spicy salsa of your choice
  • 10 corn tortillas warm
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce finely shredded
  • limes wedges


  • To make the Pico de Gallo, chop the tomatoes, onion, coriander, mix them together in a bowl and add salt and a little splash of fresh lime juice. Leave aside.
  • To make the pickled red onion, slice and add 1 tbsp of salt mix and leave aside for 10 min. Rinse the onion with fresh water to get rid of the excess of salt and then add the lime juice, pinch of oregano and leave aside.
  • To make the mayonnaise, mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and add a splash of milk to loosen it up. It needs to be a bit runny, but not too much. Leave aside.
  • Shred the iceberg lettuce and set aside.
  • Prepare the batter for the fish by placing the flour in a large bowl, with the salt, dried oregano, American mustard, ground pepper and add the beer bit by bit, mixing with a balloon whisk. The batter needs to be a between thick and runny, Thick to stick to the fish. Set aside.
  • Cut the fish into thin, long strips and pat-dry with a kitchen paper towel.
  • On a serving plate, put 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp salt and a pinch of ground black pepper. Coat the fish pieces with the all-purpose flour mix and remove the excess. 
  •  Place the pieces of fish in the batter, making sure all the pieces are covered with it. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a deep saucepan or in a fryer. Once the oil is very hot, place some of the fish strips with batter and fry them for 2 min on each side or until golden brown. The pieces of fish must be crunchy. Drain any excess of oil by placing them on a paper kitchen towel.
  •  Heat the tortillas and cover them with a tea towel to keep them warm.
  • To serve, spread some of the mayo, then a piece of fried fish, then add the toppings and squeeze some extra lime over it.


Dairy, fish, eggs, mustard, gluten.
This is another family favourite – and a recipe that’s close to my heart. When I cook Baja Fish tacos, childhood memories of being in the kitchen with my dad come flooding back as soon as I smell the fish frying.
The crispy, salty fried fish cuts through the sharp, sour flavour of the thirst-quenching Paloma which is especially refreshing on a warm summer’s evening.
Vegetarian option: Use steamed cauliflower florets instead of fish.
Vegan option: Replace the sour cream mayonnaise for a vegan mayonnaise.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: tacos

Chipotle Chestnut Mushrooms Tostada

Servings 10 tostadas
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins


  • 500 g chestnut mushrooms sliced
  • 3 tbsp chipotle paste
  • 1 small white onion finely shredded
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup double cream optional
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander chopped
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

To serve

  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 2 perfectly ripen avocados mashed
  • coriander leaves
  • sesame seeds optional


To make the mushrooms

  •  Heat the oil to medium heat in a large frying pan. 
  • Add the sliced onion and fry for 3 minutes. 
  •  Add the chestnut mushrooms and salt. Fry until the mushrooms reduce size and cooked, making sure to stir them from time to time, so they cook evenly. 
  • Add the chipotle paste and mix well, so all the mushrooms are evenly coated
  • To finish the dish, add a splash of double cream (avoid if making them vegan) and the chopped coriander. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and serve 

To make the Tostadas

  • Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas mark 4.
  • Place the corn tortillas on a baking tray and pour the vegetable oil onto the tortillas 
  •  Bake for 15 minutes or until the tortillas have harden and are golden brown.

To serve

  • Get a tostada, spread some mashed avocado and add some chipotle chestnut mushrooms on top, add some coriander leaves and sesame seeds.


Dairy, sesame seeds.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: tostadas

Prawn Ceviche Tostadas

Servings 8 tostadas
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins


  • 360 g prawns raw, peeled, cleaned & deveined
  • 2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño chilli finely chopped
  • 5 juicy limes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp  mayonnaise

To make the tostadas

  • 2 hass avocados perfectly ripened
  • 8 corn tortillas


  • Clean the prawns and chop them in small pieces, place them in a large bowl.
    –       Grab a corn tostada, spread some mashed avocado and top it with the delicious prawn ceviche. Top with a spicy salsa of your choice.
  • Squeeze the juice of the 5 limes and add it to the prawn. 
  • Cover them and leave them in the fridge for 15 minutes, taking them out every 5 minutes to mix them. The lime will cook the prawns.
  • In the meantime, chop the tomato, onion, jalapeño chilli and coriander. 
  • To make the tostadas, preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas mark 4. Place the corn tortillas on a baking tray and pour the vegetable oil onto the tortillas.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the tortillas have harden and are golden brown.
  • When the prawns are completely pink, they are cooked. Add the vegetables, salt and mayonnaise and mix very well.
  • Grab a corn tostada, spread some mashed avocado and top it with the delicious prawn ceviche. Top with a spicy salsa of your choice.


Eggs, seafood.
Ceviche is definitely a crowd-pleasing recipe – it’s simple to prepare but a great way to impress any party guests.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: tostadas


Servings 4 people
Prep Time 10 mins


  • 4 perfectly ripe hass avocados mashed
  • 1 small white onion finely chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeño chilli finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh coriander finely chopped
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Chop the white onion and place in a bowl, squeeze the juice of one lime and set aside. This would take away the raw flavour of the onion.
  • Open the avocados and scoop the flesh of all the avocados into a large bowl.
  • Mash with a potato masher, leaving some texture to them.
  • Add the onion with the lime juice, the coriander, the chopped fresh jalapeño, salt and the juice of the other lime.
  • Pour the olive oil and mix well.
  •  Serve with some tortilla chips on the side.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: guacamole


Servings 1 glass


  • 50 ml el Jimador blanco
  • 10 ml lime juice
  • 50 ml fresh pink grapefruit juice or soda
  • 15 ml agave syrup
  • salt to garnish
  • a slice of pink grapefruit


  • Combine the ingredients over ice in a tall glass.
  • Top with the soda water and a pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness of the grapefruit and stir to chill.
  • Garnish with a salt rim and a pink grapefruit slice.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican

Join the Conversation

  1. Diane Prater says:

    Can’t wait to try your Baja fish tacos, which will no doubt whisk me back to Baja. Had a fantastic 2 month adventure travelling and volunteering round Mexico. What wonderful people! What wonderful food!

    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do. My favourite recipe ever x

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