Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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Calientitos, or Ponche Navideño, is a drink commonly prepared during the holiday season specifically Christmas. The aroma of this punch while is simmers on the kitchen stove is hypnotizing.  With the blend of exotic fruits, cinnamon, clove, and sugarcane, this punch is sure to entice your guests and is the perfect drink to serve after a holiday feast. Set some aside for the children; they will love digging into the cup to… Read More

If you’re a fan of chipotle peppers then this dish is for you. If you are entertaining a large crowd, it can be made ahead of time and stored refrigerated until it is time to eat. Ingredients: Serves 2 2 medium chicken breasts, diced 1/2 white onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves. minced 1 tomato, diced 1/4 cup fresh cilantro 3 tbsp, fresh oregano 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped,  plus 1 tbsp. of… Read More

This salsa goes wonderful with grilled chicken or steak. The roasted tomato and jalapenos give any dish a distinct taste and the fresh oregano leaves add phenomenal flavor. Try it on steak tacos, pictured above, or serve it with tostadas and guacamole as an appetizer. Ingredients: 3-4 small tomatoes 2-3 jalapenos or serrano peppers 1/4 white onion 3  garlic cloves a small bunch of fresh cilantro with the stems 4-5 tbsp. fresh oregano 2-3 tbsp. tomato bouillon… Read More

Ingredients: Serves 4 small bowls 2 large boneless, skin-less, chicken breasts, cubed 1 large avocado, cubed 1/2 cup cubed white cheese 4 corn tortillas, cut into long strips 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped celery 4 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 large, white onion, finely chopped 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced handful cilantro 3 cups water 3 cups low sodium chicken broth 2-3 tbsp chicken bouillon according to taste 1… Read More

You can find corn gorditas on the menu of practically every Mexican restaurant walk into. They can be stuffed with chile colorado, beans with cheese, and just about anything else your heart desires! These taste just like the ones I ate growing up at the street festivals in Mexico. Hope you try them. Makes 12 gorditas Dough: 4 cups corn flour 1 tbsp salt warm water ( 2 cups more or less)… Read More

It doesn’t get simpler than chicken and rice! Here is what you’ll need: Serves 2…or 3 or 4 depending on how much or how little you eat! 4 pieces of brown meat chicken: thighs, legs, or a combination of the two. (rub for chicken: salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder) 1 cup, uncooked white rice 2 1/2 cups chicken broth 1/2 white onion, sliced 4 garlic cloves, minced 3 small tomatoes, cubed 1/4… 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

Milanesa is a thin piece of breaded and fried steak – usually labeled milanesa on the package at the grocery store. My favorite way to eat this is in a sandwich, traditionally in bolillos. I top it off with lettuce, tomato and avocado slices. And don’t forget the mayonnaise! Frying the meat is simple: In a bowl, hand beat a couple of eggs. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. On a separate plate,… Read More