Fajitas are one of our favorite dishes for feeding a crowd. We put all the different fajita components in the middle of the table, give each person a stack of tortillas, and tell them to dig in. It's a fun and delicious free-for-all! The chili and lime in this recipe add just enough kick to make things extra interesting.
While Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the Mexican army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, might not be a major holiday throughout Mexico, the Fifth of May has become an important day of pride for many in the Southwest and other parts of the US. Those of us who live in California, Texas, or anywhere, really, love an excuse to celebrate and what better way to do it than with spicy, cool, and colorful drinks? Here are five recipes to enjoy today or any warm day.
I first had potato tacos (Spanish: tacos de papa) at a small hole-in-the-wall taqueria in East Los Angeles. My first reaction was, "Potato taco?! Never heard of that!" but my friend insisted I try one. I took a bite and the savory deliciousness just exploded in my mouth. Since then, I've been looking for potato tacos, but you know what? They are hard to find. I haven't found them in San Francisco yet! So, I simply took matters into my own hands and learned to make my own.
Inspired by the shops of 19th-century Mexico, Melissa Guerra's Tienda de Cocina, or kitchen shop, is outfitted with hand-carved wood shelves, handmade tiles, and other folk art objects. Latin American tools and ingredients like molcajetes, hand-blown glassware, and dried chiles are featured here, alongside the kinds of cookware, cutlery, and kitchen gadgets you might find at any modern cooking store. And for those who can't make it to the San Antonio, Texas, storefront, there's also an online shop.
Good flour tortillas are a thing of beauty. Once you know the taste of fresh handmade tortillas, well lets just say you're missing out. Before we were making them ourselves we would drive across town to pick up the best of the best, but not any more because making them is as simple as mix, roll, heat and eat!
Making your own Taco Seasoning is one of the easiest things you can do for yourself in the kitchen. No more little packets of bland, age old spices, instead, try this quick mix that's sure to become an on-hand staple in your house from now on!
Recipe: Chile Relleno with Pecan Cream Sauce
How long does it take? 45 minutes
Why is it a favorite meal? This is more of an impromptu dinner party dish. It looks like it should've taken all day to make but it's surprisingly quick!