Category Archives: Mexican

The Classic Margarita

Accept no substitutes. Margarita 3 oz reposado tequila 1 oz fresh lime juice 1 1/2 oz triple sec Mix together and pour into a glass filled with ice. Salt on the rim is optional.

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Bloody Maria

Because there is tequila and tomato juice in the cupboard. Bloody Maria 2-3 oz Reposado tequila 2 dashes Tapatio 3 dashes angostura bitters 1 oz fresh lemon juice 1/8 tsp Old Bay seasoning 1 oz pickled jalapeno brine 5.5 oz … Continue reading

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Chorizo Empanadas

A new Hispanic grocer opened up down the street that required investigating. These empanadas take advantage of chorizo and fresh cotija cheese. Go here for the empanada dough recipe and here for the tomatillo sauce. Chorizo Mushroom Empanada Filling 2 … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: How To Make Tamales

This year Katherine wanted authentic tamales for her birthday meal. Well almost authentic due to her dislike of both the pigs head and lard which were substituted with pork shoulder and crisco. Tamales are a traditional Mexican meal served over … Continue reading

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Carnitas

Carnitas are basically just stewed pork that is shredded and then added to many sauces and dishes. This recipe explains how to make the basic meat mixture. If making traditional tamales then use the traditional red chili sauce recipe here … Continue reading

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Red Chili Sauce for Tamales

This is a very simple pepper sauce that requires a couple different dried peppers that may be hard to find at the grocery store. A trip to a Mexican market is always fun though. Although this is usually used for … Continue reading

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Flan

This is a fairly standard flan recipe. It works well as one large flan in a 9″ cake pan or 5-6 individual flans in ramekins. Either way it is guaranteed creamy, sweet and satisfying. Traditional Flan 1 pint heavy whipping … Continue reading

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