Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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These little pieces of heaven are very popular in Brazil and often made for parties or served as a dessert. There are many variations such as the brigadeiro traditionally rolled in chocolate sprinkles and the beijinho most often rolled in coconut flakes or granulated sugar, both pictured below. The texture of these candies is similar to fudge but with a distinct flavor that only condensed milk can provide. My personal favorites are… Read More

Horchata is one of my favorite Mexican drinks. It reminds me of street festivals in Mexico where street vendors line the streets to sell delicious home-made treats. Makes approximately eight cups Ingredients: 1 cup white rice 2 cups hot water (for rice to sit in) 1 can evaporated milk 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 2 cinnamon sticks sugar  (3-4 tablespoons) or adjust to your preference ground cinnamon for… 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

Fideo is a popular soup served as a side or starter for many Mexican dishes but it can also be served as the main course with a flour tortilla or warm bread. It is very easy to make and a comfort food in many households including mine. Ingredients: serves approx. 4,  3/4 cup servings 1 cup fideo pasta 2 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1/4 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic… 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

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