Chicken Thighs Smothered in Achiote & Garlic Salsa Paste Wrapped in Swiss Chard over Spanish Rice

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What a delightful dinner! I’m still blown away by the layers of flavor and character of this meal. Wow!!! Continue reading

Tacos de Camarones al Mojo de Ajo y Salsa de Elote Asado y Aguacate (Shrimp Tacos in Garlic Salsa topped with Roasted Corn & Avocado Salsa)

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Getting back in season with the fruits of the summer, this is a wonderful dish even though the title is a mouthful. :o We have raved in prior posts about mojo de ajo and it is that good but this roasted corn and avocado salsa Baby Lady made took this meal over the top. Continue reading

Cochinita Pibil (Achiote Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder Wrapped in Banana Leaf)

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This post is for Adriana Rivera, our friend from Mexico Distrito Federal. When she came to visit this past February she brought with her some tasty goodies, one of which was achiote paste. Inasmuch as I had the achiote paste I had to make cochinata pibil. So, I did and it was really good. :) Thanks, Adriana!! Continue reading

Chile Relleno en Nogada (Stuffed Chile in Walnut Sauce)

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Chile Relleno en Nogada is a classic, traditional Mexican dish. It is a roasted poblano pepper stuffed with a picadillo made of pork, nuts, fruits and veggies covered with a creamy walnut sauce and sprinkled with pomegranates and parsley. Kinda Pretty isn’t it? Tasty, too. Continue reading

Ancho Chile Cheese Relleno in Cilantro Crema Caldillo

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If you haven’t noticed, we like Mexican food and chiles. Baby Lady is from El Paso, so she grew up with it. I spent time in Mexico as a young boy and loved the food. Also, Mexican food was always available in Texas. Much of it, however, was Tex-Mex. This relleno is more of a traditional Mexican dish and it is delicious. Continue reading

Baby Lady’s Crispy Green Enchiladas

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Baby Lady has been inquiring, repeatedly, when I was going to post this meal. You see, these are Baby Lady’s Crispy Green Enchiladas. I call them taquitos but as she pointedly reminded me she made it so she can call it whatever she wants. Somedays… Continue reading

Tortilla Soup (Sopa Azteca de Tortilla)

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© 2012 REMCooks.com

It’s still cold in DFW so we’re still doing soups. We also need to lose the weight we gained during the Holidays. :o So, we roasted 3 chickens, obtained 5.5 lbs of shredded chicken meat, took the carcasses and made 7 qts of rich chicken stock. When you do that you know there is some soup in there somewhere. With that much chicken meat and stock you can make a wonderful variety of soups, starting with your standard comfort food – Chicken Noodle Soup. Today, however, it was time for a good old stick to your bones mexican soup, Tortilla Soup (Sopa Aztea de Tortilla) that is. Continue reading