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Handmade Mexican Flour Tortillas

How to make hand made Authentic Mexican style Flour Tortillas   Ingredients you will need: 4 cups of flour1 1/2 tsp salt1 tsp baking powder4 tbsp of lard Put flour, salt, and baking powder into a medium bowl and mix well. Work the lard into the mixture with your fingers until it looks like coarse…

Salsa Negra Recipe

SALSA NEGRA 3 ounce dried chipotle chiles6 tsps vegetable oil12 cloves garlic peeledsalt Rinse the chiles.Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the chiles and the garlic and cook (remember to stir) until the chiles are puffed and the garlic is browned, about 5 minutes.Transfer chiles to a bowl ad…

CRAB SALSA

  CRAB SALSA 1 lb jumbo lump crab meat picked apart 4 ripe medium tomatoes diced 1 small red onion peeled and sliced 1/2 cup boiled fresh or frozen white corn Leaves of 1/2 bunch of cilantro chopped 1 medium scallion trimmed and chopped Juice of 2-3 limes 2 tsps white vinegar 1/2 tsp ground…

SHRIMP COCKTAIL

Shrimp Cocktail Truly a maya and Caribbean favorite. Healthy and delicious, shrimp cocktail is found at most cantinas around Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Prep Time 20 Minutes Total Time 20 Minutes Serves 4 People Calories 250 kcal Ingredients 1lb small shrimp boiled and peeled 1/2 small white onion chopped and peeled 1 clove of…

SHRIMP CEVICHE

SHRIMP CEVICHE 1lb shrimp (you can substitute 1lb of any other skinless white fish)Juice of 2-3 limes1-2 serrano chiles chopped with stems cut off1/2 bunch of cilantrosalt to taste Add shrimp, lime juice, chiles and cilantro in a medium bowl. Season with salt and stir well to mix all ingredients.Refrigerate stirring the shrimp every 30…

MAYONESA DE CHIPOTLE

MAYONESA DE CHIPOTLE 1 cup mayonnaise4 tsp salsa negra (can substitute a few tsp of pureed canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce)1 clove garlic peeled and mincedjuice of 1 lime Mix mayonnaise, salsa negra, garlic and lime juice together in a bowl.Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.Use as a dip…

Spicy Guacamole

GUACAMOLE 1/4 cup finely chopped and peeled white onions1 jalapeno pepper stemmed, seeded and minced1 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves salt1 ripe avocado1 small ripe tomato coarsely chopped Place the onions, half the jalapenos and half the cilantro into a food processor and season with about 1/2 tsp of salt. Crush or pulse into…

CACHUETES FRITOS (spicy fried peanuts)

CACHUETES FRITOS (spicy fried peanuts)   1 dried onza chile1 tsp kosher saltjuice of one lime1/2 skinned raw peanuts8 small cloves of garlic peeled1 tbsp dried whole pequin chiles Toast the onza chile in a nonstick skillet over low heat. Remove and throw away the stem and then grind the chile and salt together with…

Salsa Roja – Red Sauce

SALSA ROJA Ingredients : 2 serrano chilies stemmed4 very ripe medium plum tomatoes2 large cloves garlic crushed and peeled salt2 sprigs fresh cilantro trimmed Heat a griddle or heavy skillet over medium high heat until hot but not smoking, about 5 minutes.Add chilies and tomatoes to skillet and roast turning often until well charred all…

Mexican Rice Pudding Recipe

  RICE PUDDING 1/2 c. raisins1 c. rice1 c. water2 c. whole milk1 4oz can evaporated milk1 c. sugar2 TBS ground cinnamon1/2 cup butter In a large cooking pot put one cup of water in and raisins, bring to boil. When raisins are round and cooked add rice, milk, evaporated milk, sugar, cinnamon and butter.…

Salsa Verde Picante

SALSA VERDE PICANTE 6 fresh serrano chiles1 bunch cilantro3 cloves garlic peeled1 small white onion peeled and coarsely chopped2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Remove and throw away stems and seeds from chiles. Place in blender adding cilantro, garlic, onions, oil and 2 tbsp very hot water.Puree until smooth adding more hot water to thin…

Salsa Verde

  Authentic Mexican Salsa Verde(Green) Recipe   Ingredients you will need: 1 1/2 lbs tomatillos husked and rinsed1/2 cup small white onion peeled and coarsely chopped1-2 serrano peppers stemmed and seeded Preparation Preheat your broiler.Broil tomatillos, onions and chiles in a roasting pan until lightly charred all over, about 10-15 minutesPlace in a blender or…

Mexican Popcorn with Lime and Chili Sauce

Mexican Style Popcorn recipe Ingredients you will need: 1 bag of microwave popcorn2 tsp. chili powderjuice of 2 limes   How to prepare: Pop popcorn in microwave empty in large bowl sprinkle with chili powder and lime juice.

TORTILLA CHIPS

10 corn tortillas oil for frying salt With a sharp knife cut each tortilla into six triangular wedges. Fry in hot oil till tortillas float or turn light brown. Oil should be 1/2 in depth. Fry in small batches and lift with slotted spoon and drain on pepper towels. Sprinkle with salt.  

Red Tomato Mexican Style Salsa recipe

Chunky style Mexican Red Tomato Salsa   Ingredients you will need for this recipe: 3 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped1/2 c. chopped onion4-6 fresh serrano chili peppers chopped finely1 TBS chopped cilantrosalt/pepper to taste2 tsp of lime juice or orange juice1 avocado chopped in small cubes   Preparation Put all ingredients in large bowl and stir.…

Guacamole

GUACAMOLE 4 roma tomatoes4 ripe avocados from 1 lime1/2 onion chopped finelysalt*add chili powder for a spicy kick if desired Chop roma tomatoes very fine.Add lime juice, onion and salt to tomatoes in a separate bowl. In a different bowl put pealed and seeded avocados and smash with a potato smasher or fork, or you…

PICO DE GALLO

PICO DE GALLO Ingredients: 2 ripe medium tomatoes diced 1 medium sweet onion peeled and diced 2 scallions 2-3 serrano chiles stemmed, seeded and chopped 1/4 bunch cilantro chopped 1 clove of garlic peeled and minced Juice of 1 lime salt Mix tomatoes, onions, scallions, chiles, cilantro, garlic and lime juice into a medium bowl.…

PASTEL DE TRES LECHES

Pastel de Tres Leches Recipe 1 box of white or yellow cake mix1 can of pineapple ringscool whip2 c. evaporated milk1 1/2 c. sweeten condensed milk3 1/2 c. table cream6 egg yokes Follow the directions on the cake box to bake the cake, and bake in a large cake pan. You can use 2 boxes…
Traditional mexican hand rolled tortillas

Mexican Style Corn Tortillas

Homemade Mexican Corn Tortillas 2 cups Masa harina Put masa into a medium bowl and add 1 1/4 cups of warm water. Stir until the dough forms and then place on work surface and knead until smooth. Divide the dough into 10 balls and drape plastic wrap over the base of a tortilla press. Put…

MEXICAN POSOLE 

MEXICAN POSOLE 2 lbs. boneless pork loin, cubed2 lbs. chicken cooked and pealed from bone1 tbs salt2 cans (15oz) white hominy, drained1 tsp. Mexican oregano2 cloves garlic, crushed1/2 small onion4 dried hot red chili pepperslime wedges Place pork and chicken in large stock pot and cook for 1 1/2 hours and skim grease of the…

TROLES ELOTES

TROLES ELOTES This is a traditional Mayan recipe but it is know all over Mexico. 2 cans of cornMayonnaiseRed pepper powder2 LimesParmesan CheeseSalt to taste Empty two cans of corn into medium pan and heat till hot, you may have to add some water to it, about 1 cup. When corn is heated scoop it…

RE-FRIED BEANS

RE FRIED BEANS   2 TBS lard2 onions, finely chopped1 tsp. ground cumin1 tsp. ground coriander1 batch of cooked pinto beans (1 bag)3 garlic cloves, crushed2 ounces feta cheesesalt and pepper to taste Melt the lard in a large frying pan. Add onions, cumin and ground coriander. Cook gently over low heat until onions are…
Traditional Mexican Rice

MEXICAN RICE

Authentic Mexican style Rice recipe 1 c. long grain rice (Riceland)2 c. chicken broth1/2 onion roughly cut2 cloves garlic2 TBS vegetable oil2 cubes Knor Tomato Bouillon w/Chicken flavorsalt and pepper1 cup peas or corn (15oz can) In a large sauce pan heat oil then add rice and stir till light brown, keep stirring do not…
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YUCATAN LIME CHICKEN SOUP

1 Whole cut up package chicken 1 can peas 1 can carrots 5 limes 1 c. cilantro 1 c. onions 1 herbano cillie or jalapeno chopped salt and pepper to taste Tortilla strips 10 corn tortillas 2 TBS oil for frying Cut up long strips of corn tortillas using a sharp knife. Cut about 3/4…

Mexican Style Vegetable Soup

Ingredients you will need: 6 chicken legs 1 zucchini chopped in slices 3 carrots pealed and diced 1/2 cauliflower chopped 3 ears of fresh corn, split in half’s 1 TBS cumin 1 TBS thyme 1/2 c. chopped onion 1/2 c. chopped cilantro 1 c. rice (Riceland) 1-2 jalapeno chopped 1 lime salt and pepper to…

QUESADILLAS 

QUESADILLAS 7 oz mozzarella, Monterrey Jack or mild cheddar cheese8 flour tortillas1 TBS butter In a large pan on medium heat, heat butter in pan place flour tortilla one at a time, sprinkle about an eighth of cheese on one half. Fold the tortilla over the cheese and press the edges together gently to seal.…

MENUDO

MENUDO 1 calf’s foot (about 1-2 pounds) 2 lbs honeycomb tripe 1 large onion 3 cloves garlic 6 peppercorns 2 tsp. salt or to taste 4 quarts of water 3 jalapeno peppers 1 large chili poblano 1/2 c. canned hominy, drained 1/8 tsp. Mexican oregano *You can find calf’s foot already cut and packaged at…

Chilled Tequila

Authentic Mexican Chilled Tequila Recipe Really good Tequilasaltwedges of lime Pour a shot glass of tequila. Lick the space between the thumb and index finger on your left hand, then sprinkle the area with salt be careful not to spill the salt, hold a lime wedge in the same hand. Pick up the shot glass…

Mexican After Dinner Coffee

Mexican After Dinner Coffee 1/3 c. dark-roasted ground coffee2 c. boiling water1/2 c. tequila1/2 c. Kahlua liqueur1 tsp. pure vanilla extract2 TBS. Mexican dark brown sugar2/3 c. heavy cream Put ground coffee in a heatproof pitcher, pour in the boiling water and let sit until the coffee grounds settle at the bottom. Strain the coffee…

LIME AGUA FRESCA 

LIME AGUA FRESCA 7 1/2 c. cold water6 TBS sugar10 limes, plus slices to decorateand ice cubes Pour the water into large pitcher and the sugar and stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Chill for a t least 1 hour. using a zestier or grater, remove the zest from the limes taking care to…

TAMARIND AQUA FRESCA

TAMARIND AQUA FRESCA 4 c. water8 oz tamarind pods2 TBS. sugarice cubes Pour the water into a saucepan and heat until warm. Remove from heat and pore into bowl. Remove from heat and puree into a large bowl. Peel the tamarind pods and add the pulp to the warm water. Soak at least 4 hours.…

CITRUS AGUA FRESCA

CITRUS AGUA FRESCA 12 limes3 oranges2 pink or ruby grapefruit2 1/2 c. water6 TBS. sugarextra fruit wedges to decorate Squeeze the juice from the limes, oranges, and grapefruit. Some fruit pulp may collect along with the juice. This should also be used and discard any seeds. Pure fruit mixture into a large pretty glass pitcher.…

LICUADO DE MELON (WATERMELON JUICE) 

LICUADO DE MELON (WATERMELON JUICE) 1 watermelon (seedless) or cantaloupe4 c. chilled waterjuice of 2 limeshoneyice cubesextra watermelon to decorate Cut the watermelon flesh into chunks and discarding the rinds. Reserve some small chunks of water melon to put in pitcher. Blend watermelon in batches in blender adding just enough water to blend it. Then…

Real Mexican Authentic Margarita Recipe

The best true Margarita recipe 3 TBS. tequila1 1/2 TBS. triple sec1 1/2 TBS. freshly squeezed lime juicecrushed ice or ice cubeslime and salt for frosting glass Frost a cocktail glass by rubbing the outer rim with the wedge of lime. Dip in the glass in a saucer of salt so that it is evenly…

Salsa Verde (Green Salsa)

SALSA VERDE (GREEN SALSA) 2 lbs. husked tomatillos 2 green jalapenos 1 c. chopped onions 1/2 c. chopped cilantro 2 garlic gloves salt and pepper to taste 1 avocado cut in small cubes Put tomatillos in a pot of water and boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 min. until tender, remove. Retain liquid.…
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