Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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Every time my mother asked what I wanted for dinner I would reply, “Pollo en salsa de tomate!” Chicken and vegetables in tomato sauce has been one of my favorite dishes since childhood. You can control the spiciness by adjusting the amount of jalapeños or not add any at all but in my opinion, the spicier the better! 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 cup thawed peas 1 1/2 cups cooked cauliflower… Read More

Homemade red enchilada sauce is very easy to make, so unless there are no dehydrated chili pods available in your supermarket, there’s no need to buy it canned. You might find the chile pods in the Latin section of your grocery store prepackaged and labeled, mild, medium, or hot. It also freezes well so you can make a few cups at a time and store them in plastic containers or freezer bags…. 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

Coconut rice is served alongside savory dishes across Latin America. Depending on the region, there will be slight variations in the cooking process but overall, it’s a simple to make side dish. This is not to be confused with another popular Latin American dessert also known as, arroz con coco or arroz con leche, which has raisins and other spices. Ingredients: 1 cup Jasmine rice  *(Read note below) 3/4 cup canned coconut milk ( you… Read More

This cool weather calls for something warm, flavorful, and homemade. Estofado de Carne is very popular in Mexico and can be compared to the American version of braised ribs with vegetables. The charred Anaheim peppers add the spiciness commonly found in Hispanic dishes. Ingredients: 8 boneless beef short ribs 1 medium onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 5 Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into fours 6-8 boiler or pearl onions, peeled 2… Read More

Camarão na Moranga, or Pumpkin with Shrimp is a classic Brazilian dish that I have grown to love. It is very different from any Mexican dish I’ve ever eaten and unlike any other Latin dish I’ve come across! It consists of a baked pumpkin filled with sautéed shrimp, onion, garlic, and tomatoes, blended together in a flavorful sauce. You can serve it over white rice and the presentation will wow your guests…. Read More

  When my husband and I opened and tasted these spreads for the very first time, we were immediately impressed. We expected to taste that common mayonnaise flavor found in many spreads but that was not the case. Instead of mayonaise, they’re made with cream cheese and white beans! We tasted the oven roasted Garlic Parmesan and the Spicy Chipotle Pepper sandwich spreads. Others include country Herb Ranch and Smoked Bacon Ranch…. Read More