Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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  Shrimp cocktail is perfect for this time of year and is great served as an appetizer or as the main course. It’s usually served with crackers, lemon wedges, and hot sauce such as Tabasco. Serve this chilled cocktail at your next cookout with your favorite ice-cold beer. Salud! Serves 4 appetizer portions Ingredients: 20 fully cooked large shrimp, tails removed 1 cup peeled, seedless cucumber, chopped into small cubes 1/2 cup… Read More

  Like potato salad, chicken salad can be prepared in a variety of ways. This recipe calls for fruit like grapes and green apples but you can add any other fruit your heart desires! The dressing is composed of mayonnaise and media crema, or table cream. It is very common in Mexico to mix media crema and mayonnaise to obtain a velvety and lighter dressing for the salad. You can find media… Read More

I made individual pot pies with every intention to eat a single serving, however, after one taste of the delicious crumble topping, I couldn’t resist having seconds. You can make these using a muffin pan, like I did, or cupcake size pot pies for appetizers. Enjoy! Serves 6 muffin size pies Filling: 1 large chicken breast, cooked and shredded or cubed 1/2 cup cooked carrots cubed 1/2 cup cooked green beans or… Read More

  This is a dish popular dish in Central and South America and is prepared in many different ways depending on the region. I used russet potatoes for my version but you can also use plantain, or platano maduro, or cooked yuca, also known as cassava or manioc. All in all, the possibilities are endless! Makes approx. 18 stuffed potato balls depending on the size Ingredients: 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed… Read More

Rajas con crema is one of my favorite dishes to prepare when I’m entertaining a large crowd. It is a versatile topping that can be eaten in burritos, sandwiches, burgers, or served with tostada chips. Adding corn is optional but i recommend you do; the sweet corn kernels compliment the smokey and spicy flavors of the charred green peppers. Ingredients: 10 Hatch, green chile peppers 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels 1 –… Read More

This salad is fresh, simple, and delicious. You can skip the walnuts and cranberries and just squeeze a lime and sprinkle some salt or accompany with your favorite vinaigrette dressing. Serves 4 2 Large cucumbers 1 jicama 3 red apples 1/2 cup cranberries, raisins, or a mix of the two 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Peel the cucumber and jicama and slice Julienne style. Do the same to apples leaving the skin on… Read More

    Ingredients: 2 medium russet potatoes 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella or any type white cheese 3 tbsp. chopped, green onion, optional 3 eggs, yolks and whites separated 2 cups water olive or vegetable oil for frying salt, pepper to taste – Scrub, peel, and cube potatoes. In a small pot, boil potatoes in water until soft. – Add cheese, onions, salt and pepper to taste.  Mix and press with potato masher…. Read More