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Authentic Mexican Chicken Fajitas-Fajitas De Pollo

Authentic Mexican Chicken Fajitas-Fajitas De Pollo

Today we are going to prepare a delicious authentic Mexican chicken fajitas, or fajitas de pollo. One of the easiest dishes of the Mexican cuisine are the fajitas that are usually made with chicken, beef or shrimp. You can serve them on a sizzling cast iron plate (like in the restaurants), or you can serve them on a regular serving plate next to guacamole, limes, salsa and warm corn or flour tortillas, as tacos.  In Mexico, this dish is popular…

Authentic Mexican Picadillo

Authentic Mexican Picadillo

I love this recipe because of the simplicity of it and the fact that it makes a great lunch or dinner, Mexican style. The flavors are great and also authentic for Mexico. This beauty will bring on your plate the flavors of "canela" or cinnamon, the sweetness of "pasitas" or raisins, and the acidity of a white wine added to the mixture. There are many recipes out there and everyone uses different ingredients based on the availability or the region of Mexico.…

Mexican Chipotle Mushrooms

Mexican Chipotle Mushrooms

Mexican Chipotle Mushrooms is a wonderful recipe that I like a lot and make quite often. It is a very different, refreshing side dish that goes well with any type of meat. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, these mushrooms would go well on pasta or rice. You can also make great tacos. To make the recipe you need only few ingredients. I like to  use chipotle in a can but if you don't have that, we will discuss it in…

Happy Cinco De Mayo-Authentic Mexican Recipes Ideas

Happy Cinco De Mayo-Authentic Mexican Recipes Ideas

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Many of you around United States and Mexico celebrate today Cinco de Mayo. For the ones who do not know what Cinco de Mayo means, the day is a celebration of the Mexican victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16. However, the day is a source…

Pico De Gallo With Tuna-Traditional Mexican Recipe

Pico De Gallo With Tuna-Traditional Mexican Recipe

Pico de gallo with tuna is a wonderful traditional Mexican recipe that I am very fond of.  It is a light, refreshing and delicious salsa and I am sure you will enjoy it very much. In Mexico, this recipe is served with saltines as chips are not very popular, but you can definitely have corn tortilla chips instead. How to make the Pico de Gallo with Tuna : Clean the vegetables(onions, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro) and set aside. Open the can of tuna and…

Authentic Mexican Cactus Leaves Salad (Ensalada De Nopales)

Authentic Mexican Cactus Leaves Salad (Ensalada De Nopales)

This is an authentic Mexican cactus leaves salad or ensalada de nopales, as it is called in Spanish. Nopales are a staple in the Mexican cuisine and wildly used in salsas, salads or dishes (for the ones who never saw cactus leaves before and do not know how to eat them, here you have some more information about Nopal). The cactus leaves contain a lot of water and are also very rich in vitamins and minerals. They are usually cooked…

Flan De Queso-Cream Cheese Flan

Flan De Queso-Cream Cheese Flan

Flan is something I discovered many years ago while living in Mexico. It quickly became one of my favorite desserts out there. I tried many versions of flan, from the original one to coffee or coconut, but when I tried for the first time the  flan with cream cheese I was very impressed. Creamy, rich and delicious, the Flan de Queso  or cream cheese flan makes a great and quick dessert for a scrumptious grand finale of a dinner with friends or…

Authentic Mexican Capirotada- Bread Pudding

Authentic Mexican Capirotada- Bread Pudding

Capirotada is the Mexican version of the so known bread pudding. Like many international cuisines, the Mexican one makes good use of everything available. Nothing goes to waste and this recipe is a good example of it. Few days old bread makes a great ingredient for this beautiful authentic Mexican Capirotada. There are many versions of Capirotada out there, but I think this is the one that won my heart over the years. I made it in many occasions and it was…

Spiced Plantain Chips Recipe

Spiced Plantain Chips Recipe

These spiced plantain chips are a great snack to have around the house. In Latin America, plantain is used more like a potato replacement. Plantains are more starchy than regular bananas to which they are related and must be cooked before being eaten. This snack has a lovely sweet taste, which is balanced by the heat from the chili powder. They taste better if you cook them right before serving them. How to make them: I cut off and threw…

Easy Mexican Rice Recipe

Easy Mexican Rice Recipe

Versions of this easy Mexican rice dish, a relative of Spanish rice, are popular all over South America. It is classified as a sopa seca or dry soup and can be served with my famous recipe on my blog Tinga de Pollo- or Chicken in Chipotle sauce. It makes a great dish to serve with roasted meats, a salad or roasted vegetables. You can also add green peas to it and chopped tomatoes in tomato juice. Enjoy!  

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