Monday, October 10, 2011

Corn Tortillas

Like I have said, it is difficult to find good corn tortillas in NYC.  I decided to take them on for Sunday night dinner. They are so easy to make, there are just three ingredients required.  This recipe is really as easy as one, two, three.

Ingredients: Masa Harina(it is the baking section of your local grocery store), warm water, and a 1/4 tsp of baking soda.

Directions: mix all the ingredients together until the mixture becomes a moist dough. Break the dough into small dough balls.  IF you have a tortilla press you can place the dough in the press then cook for thirty seconds on a cast iron skillet. So easy, so fast, and so delicious!!!




Friday, October 7, 2011

Salsa de Arbol

Every Mexican restaurant has a version of "red salsa".  It is amazing on chips and tacos.  I have my own version, which we happen to love.  

Ingredients: 16 oz of crushed tomatoes, small can of tomato paste, half a white onion, Mexican oregano, salt, vegetable oil, jalapeño, chile de arbor,and garlic.

Directions: Roast the jalapeño with a bit of olive oil in the oven at 350 for about 15 to 20 minutes. Sautee your onions until browned then add the tomatoes, paste, four tbs of oregano, 1/2 a tsp of salt, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. When the jalapeños are roasted I toss them in a food processor with the garlic.  When the mixture is made into a puree add the mix to the salsa.  Bring the mixture to a boil then let it cool. The salsa is best the next day, refrigerate and let it cool. 

                                                      Give it a GO!!!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Go To

Our go to side is a fantastic little dish, Jaime Olivers', potato salad.  We have been dishing this easy recipe for three years, in that time of course you make the recipe yours.  Which recipes have you tweaked?

Ingredients: mixed colored petite potatoes, a dash of olive oil, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, handful of cilantro(all me), and the juice of half a lemon.  

Directions: boil the potatoes and during this time mix all the ingredients together.  When the potatoes are boiled to your liking drain them and toss them in the mixture. I did not add measurements because you ought to season it to your taste.  I make my mixture on the lighter side and than season to taste.  This recipe is very simple.Once everything is mixed mash the potatoes to absorb the flavors.  It is important not to let the potatoes cool, when they are warm they absorb the flavors.    

Last week we decided to change things up. I made the potato salad as normal than added it as a smear in our roast chicken sandwiches. It was so tasty and the children loved them. 

Sandwich Combo: potato salad smear on peasant bread by Bread Alone, with roasted chicken breast, and avocado.  This was a great combo, Jake added a bit of tapatio because he always does. 

Give it a GO!!!