Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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These baby sweet peppers are stuffed with shrimp sautéed with garlic, onions, tomato, chipotle peppers and cream cheese. A sprinkle of panko bread crumbs and a few seconds in the broiler give these flavorful peppers a little bit of crunch. They make for a light and delicious appetizer year-round! Ingredients 12 small sweet peppers (cut out about 1 inch of each pepper and reserve the pieces to use in the filling) 10-12 medium shrimp, deveined, tail… Read More

This cream made with Poblano peppers can be enjoyed in various ways. It is the perfect sauce for a pasta topped with a grilled chicken breast or the perfect topping for a nice fish filet served alongside grilled vegetables. Note that the level of spiciness will depend on the chiles you picked but if you prefer a more mild soup, you can control the heat by adding more milk. Makes 2 appetizer portions… Read More

  These cheesy Brazilian bread balls are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. But I’m warning you; you won’t be able to keep your hand out of the bread basket! Pão de Queijo ½ cup milk ¼ cup cooking oil ½ tsp. salt 1 ¼ cup tapioca flour 1 egg ¼ cup mozzarella cheese ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese   – Heat oven to 425 – In a… Read More

Patacones, or fried green plantains, are very common and popular throughout Central and South America. Every country, state, town, and person has their own variation and special way of preparing this dish. In my opinion – they’re all amazing! This recipe is similar to Peruvians’ version of the dish as it incorporates evaporated milk, a staple in kitchens in Peru. Makes 6 patacones 2 green plantains, each peeled and sliced into 3… Read More

  Tostones are very popular in Central and South America and are served with a variety of dipping sauces. My favorite one is simple to make. Serve tostones as an appetizer or alongside your favorite Latin dish like Pavellon Criollo, a traditional Venezuelan dish. Tostones: 2 green plantains, peeled and sliced into 1 inch thick slices cooking oil for frying Dipping Sauce: 1/4 cup light olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1… Read More

Empanadas can be made in many different ways to compliment various stuffings. Here, I skipped the sugar in the dough and prepared a savory chorizo and potato filling with cheese. Ingredients for empanadas: 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp. salt 2  tbsp. cooking oil                                           2 1/2 tbsp. vodka 1/2 cup… Read More

Happy Monday everyone! Well I had a busy, busy weekend. We decided to have a cookout on Sunday and invite the family over, so guess who was at Wal-Mart at eleven p.m. stocking up on tostadas and fresh onions and tomato? But I love entertaining and most of all, cooking, so I was thrilled to have thirty hungry Mexicans at my doorstep the next evening. Like I’ve said before, I rarely follow a theme for dinner… Read More