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

Words cannot express how much I love Mexican street corn! You can find it in every food stand/cart and restaurant throughout Mexico and every region has their own way of preparing this popular snack. I grew up eating corn in a cup prepared with butter, lime juice, grated cheese and hot sauce but as I grew older my craving for corn on the cob grew especially when it is fire roasted. This recipe for chipotle mayonnaise is one of my favorite toppings and it is highly addictive, I must warn. It is also perfect for summer cookouts and camping trips at the lake so if you like your corn on the cob with a little kick, give this recipe a try.

Tacos de Nopal are very popular throughout Mexico during the spring. There are various ways to prepare them and this is one of my favorites.

Roasted Poblano peppers are one of my favorite ingredients to use when preparing Latin inspired dishes.

Enchiladas are a staple in many Mexican households and I love that they can be prepared in a variety of ways. I usually serve enchiladas rolled in the traditional way but when I am entertaining a large crowd, I find making a casserole is less-time consuming. You can adjust the spiciness of this dish by altering the amount of jalapeños. Also, to keep your tomatillo sauce from tasting sour, do not cook… Read More

The combination of guava and cheese is very popular throughout Latin America. They are two ingredients found in many popular pastries from pies to empanadas. ‘Dulce de guayaba’ (guava candy) and queso fresco can also be served side by side and paired with your favorite wine. The guava paste used in this recipe can be found in the Latin or Hispanic section at your local grocery store. There are also various online stores… 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