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Category: Mexican Food

Baja Fish Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Slaw

Baja Fish Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Slaw

A Trip to California and an unforgettable food discovery. The first time I had this soft tortilla shell stuffed with crispy, beer-battered cod topped with avocado salsa, pico de gallo, and slaw, I was hooked.  The crispiness of the fish was irresistible. The soft flour…

Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado and Pepper Salsa

Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado and Pepper Salsa

Today we introduce a new feature on Chewing The Fat “Product News You Can Use” When you scroll down our landing page, just under “About Us”, you’ll see it. A new column that will be a permanent feature. We’re calling it “Product News You Can…

Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos

“Taco Tuesday” has never been easier…or faster for that matter I love Tacos and I am particularly fond of Shrimp Tacos since I ate my first one at our local Taqueria, El Mitote (208 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023 Phone: (212) 874-2929). There, the…

Lauren’s Mother-In-Law’s Tortilla Soup

Lauren’s Mother-In-Law’s Tortilla Soup

Cinco de Mayo came one day late this year. We celebrated Seis de Mayo with this wonderful soup. It’s one of those soups that makes a meal. Rich, satisfying, and truly filled with the goodness of vegetables and spices for a depth of flavor we…

Ina Garten’s Roasted Salmon Tacos and How to find the perfect Avocado to make them.

Ina Garten’s Roasted Salmon Tacos and How to find the perfect Avocado to make them.

You’ve got to hand it to Ina Garten.  You might have thought that Tacos were out of her wheelhouse. But no. This recipe, from her  TV series “Cook Like a Pro”, was served up on a recent program and labelled “Weeknight Dinners”.  It’s that alright:…

Diana Kennedy’s Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce or Camarones Enchipotlados From Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

Diana Kennedy’s Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce or Camarones Enchipotlados From Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

Whenever I see a recipe for Shrimp, I am always drawn to it. Shrimp brings back childhood memories of my earliest restaurant experiences.  It felt so very grown up to be served what looked like an Ice Cream Sundae glass where giant shrimp clung to…

Steak Tostadas with Cashew Salsa and Red Cabbage Slaw

Taco Tuesday could easily be replaced by these Tostadas, which still keep a South of the Border flavor but add a crunch and cashews to the mix.  It’s from Bon Appetit and it makes a great weeknight change-up.  The tostada is a great discovery.  Easy…

Petty Cash’s Zucchini Quesadilla with Spicy Salsa Rioja

        Food and Wine’s Version  As I was working my way through last month’s Food and Wine, I came to an overhead shot of a crispy, toasted tortilla topped with bright red chiles and cilantro leaves.  I was taken with the photo…

Cinco de Mayo Enchiladas con Camarón y Carne de cangrejo… (To us Gringos, that’s Shrimp and Crabmeat Enchiladas)

Cinco de Mayo Enchiladas con Camarón y Carne de cangrejo… (To us Gringos, that’s Shrimp and Crabmeat Enchiladas)

Cinco de Mayo is upon us.  It’s a once-a-year opportunity to salute Mexico with a purely American excuse to consume copious pitchers of Margaritas, mountains of tortilla chips and oceans of salsa.  Last year, I posted a recipe for Enchiladas Suizas, a wonderful gooey, cheese-y…

Sizzling Pork Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa and Salsa Crudo adapted from the New York Times

Sizzling Pork Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa and Salsa Crudo adapted from the New York Times

  A Basketful of Tomatillos          Summer cooking should be as easy as this every day of the week.  These tacos are great fun to make.   Sitting around the table with a stack of corn tortillas, filling as many as you like with a delicious…