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Chicken Roulade with Homemade Chorizo & Manchego Cheese Filling

Admit it. You want some.

Now that we made the chorizo we had to something with it, right? Actually, the reason I made the chorizo was two-fold. First, I had made it previously and my sister-in-law Eva asked me for the recipe. Second, I wanted to make this dish and I sure am glad I did. 🙂

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Homemade Mexican Chorizo

Homemade ChorizoI love, love, love sausage. I mean, what self respecting omnivore doesn’t like sausage? You can make it out of venison (one of my favorites), beef, pork, chicken, turkey, duck, etc. I have even had shrimp sausage. But today, by popular demand, we are talking about Chorizo. Chorizo is known for its rich red color and its smoky earthiness with a sweet with a gentle tang,

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Sunny Today, Hot Tamale

Homemade Tamale

Do you like tamales?? We do. In fact, tamales are one of my favorite meals. Don’t these look good? They are but if anyone tells you making tamales is easy they are either 1) lying, or 2) have been making tamales since they were a child.

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Chayote Salad with Roasted Serrano, Garlic, Balsamic Vinaigrette & Cotija Cheese

Chayote Salad with Roasted Serrano, Garlic, Balsamic Vinaigrette & Cotija Cheese

Here is a beautiful, simple salad that is fit for company but that your family will enjoy. This is our spin on a Rick Bayless Mexican Salad that we served with Braised Pork Loin with Tomatillo Salsa Verde and Potatoes. It really was delightful and the star of the meal. Continue reading Chayote Salad with Roasted Serrano, Garlic, Balsamic Vinaigrette & Cotija Cheese

The Thrill of the Grill and Backyard Dining

© 2014 REMCooks.com
© 2014 REMCooks.com

One of the things I really enjoy is grilling. There is something I just love about primal cooking over direct fire, even if it is the modern convenience of a gas grill. 😮 I love the outdoors, the fresh smell of nature and the joy of watching all the little critters that visit our little backyard. So, when we get the opportunity, we grill and dine on the porch under the arbor. Grilled tuna chalupas with crazy corn (Baby Lady’s name for Mexican Style Grilled Corn on the Cob (Elotes Asados)) and grilled green onions. Pretty nice spread, don’t you think?

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