Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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Camarones a la Diabla is one of my favorite ways to eat shrimp – ‘Diabla’ is Spanish for she-devil.  Everyone has their own version of the dish and the heat level can be adjusted according to your taste but for the most part, these shrimp need to be SPICY! My version also has smoked bacon which adds another dimension of flavor. Serves 2 Ingredients: 16-20 large, fully cooked shrimp 4 pieces thick smoked bacon, chopped… Read More

I can’t get enough of this stew perhaps because of my obsession with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. The combination of chicken, garbanzos, and adobo is just fantastic! In this recipe, I recommend the use of half a 7 oz. can of chipotle peppers in adobo but feel free to make adjustments depending on the level of spiciness you want to achieve. However, the peppers in adobo are absolutely essential in the… Read More

I’m a big fan of fish stew and even more so in the fall and winter months. This Colombian recipe is very different from the typical Mexican fish stew as it’s made with coconut milk and simmered with different spices. Coconut milk is a staple in kitchens throughout South America especially when cooking seafood. It adds a rich, nutty flavor to soups and stews with a slight hint of coconut. Delicious! Serves… Read More

I have eaten pozole countless times so preparing this dish brought back many fond memories. One of my favorite memories is of my father rushing out of the house early Sunday morning with one of my mother’s pots in hand. He would stand in line at one of the neighborhood’s bakeries and bring back a pot full of pozole and fresh-baked bread for us to enjoy. Pozole is popular during the holiday… Read More

There’s nothing better than homemade pumpkin puree. Not only does it taste similar to mother’s empanadas, but knowing exactly what goes into the preparation of my food is priceless. Now, I know –  it’s only September. But the stores are stocking their shelves with Christmas decorations and so I thought I’d jump on the holiday season bandwagon. What I love about this pie (and other desserts in general) is that both, the… Read More

Pabellón Criollo is a traditional Venezuelan dish consisting of shredded beef sautéed with onions and peppers and served with white rice, black beans, and fried plantains. There are a few other variations; some top off the dish with an over-easy egg and others sprinkle  queso fresco on the black beans. The flavors bind together amazingly and I’m sure you’ll enjoy this dish as much as I do. Ingredients: 1 1/5 lb. flank… Read More

Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish and one of my favorite dishes to have for breakfast on special occasions. They taste great with a sprinkle of queso fresco and finely chopped onions but I in my home, we always top ours off with an over-easy egg. You can’t go wrong with that! The sauce is made from roasted and dried red chile pods and is the same sauce you use for other… Read More

So perhaps a hot soup is not as appetizing in the spring as it is in the winter, but if you love turkey, potatoes, and pasta, does the weather even mater? The broth is light, buttery, and full of flavor. This dish is a hit in my home time after time. Ingredients for meatballs: 1/2 lb. ground turkey 1 garlic clove,  minced 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon chopped, fresh dill 3… Read More