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

Patacones, or fried green plantains, are very common and popular throughout Central and South America. Every country, state, town, and person has their own variation and special way of preparing this dish. In my opinion – they’re all amazing! This recipe is similar to Peruvians’ version of the dish as it incorporates evaporated milk, a staple in kitchens in Peru. Makes 6 patacones 2 green plantains, each peeled and sliced into 3… 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 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

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

Simple and great-tasting! Serves 4 side-dish portions or 2 full portions Ingredients: Summer squash (4 medium) 2 medium tomatoes                                               1/4 white onion 1 large garlic clove 1 cup corn kernels 1 cup water 4 tbsp. sour cream or table cream 1/2 cup shredded white cheese ( Mozzarella, Muenster, or a mix of the two) 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 tsp. salt (adjust to taste) 1 tsp. black pepper Note: Recipe pictured in… Read More

Caldillo is a Mexican version of the beef stew; it contains tomatoes, green chiles, and potatoes, among other tasty ingredients.  Serve yourself a bowl of this delicious stew this weekend or serve it without the broth and a side of Spanish rice. Ingredients: Serves 4-6 1 lb. stew meat 2 large potatoes, cubed 2 tomatoes. chopped 1/4 white onion, chopped 4 large garlic cloves, minced 2 green chiles, roasted, peeled and sliced 1… Read More

Happy Monday everyone! Well I had a busy, busy weekend. We decided to have a cookout on Sunday and invite the family over, so guess who was at Wal-Mart at eleven p.m. stocking up on tostadas and fresh onions and tomato? But I love entertaining and most of all, cooking, so I was thrilled to have thirty hungry Mexicans at my doorstep the next evening. Like I’ve said before, I rarely follow a theme for dinner… Read More