Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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This is officially one of my favorite salads of the summer. Chimichurri is a popular topping throughout Central and South America most commonly used to complement  grilled meat. The salad dressing is simple –  a concoction of only a few ingredients that will not overpower the taste of the grilled steak. And believe me, the chimichurri topping packs enough flavor!   Recipe serves 4 Chimichurri Topping Ingredients 1/2 cup finely shopped parsley 4-5 garlic cloves finely minced 1/2 tbsp. dried… Read More

  This recipe is perfect if you are looking for a dish that is light yet flavorful. The creamy hot pepper sauce adds the perfect touch of richness and spice without being overwhelming. You can substitute the shrimp for chicken or even make this into a vegetarian meal by replacing any animal protein with more of your favorite vegetables. I personally prefer making these with shrimp and it’s the perfect recipe for… Read More

There are a few differences between Mexican and Peruvian Ceviche. Peruvian ceviche is made with aji limo, a hot chile pepper popular in Peruvian cuisine. The dish is also prepared by adding a dash of evaporated milk and served on a bed of lettuce with a side of poached sweet potato slices and corn on the cob.

There are many variations of the famous tortilla soup but if you visit a restaurant in Mexico, this is the version you are most likely to find on the menu. It’s also my favorite. The broth is a simple concoction of tomatoes, onion, garlic, and spices. Homemade tortilla chips are the star of this dish although it is also common to add pork rinds. The pasilla peppers add a bitter smokey bite… Read More

Escondidinho de camarão is another popular Brazilian dish and can be served as the main course or as an appetizer. Ramequins are prepared by layering a generous serving of shrimp cooked in tomatoes and spices then requeijão (cream cheese) and yucca puree. As a final touch, they are sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan cheese and placed into the broiler until the top slightly browns and crisps. If you have never tasted yucca… 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

  Charro beans with quesadillas and fresh avocado slices – my favorite of all comfort foods. These beans are full of flavor and by making a large pot, you can feed the entire family! Serve charro beans as the main course with tortillas or as a side of your favorite Mexican dish. Ingredients: 4 cups, uncooked pinto beans 12-13 cups water 1 1/2 cups sliced wieners or Spanish chorizo (Spanish chorizo is… Read More

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