Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chunky Restaurant Style Guacamole

You will need;
8-Avocados peeled, & pitted
2-Large Tomatoes diced
1-Large Red Onion diced
1-Small Bunch of Cilantro chopped
1-Large Lime halved
1-Tblsp Salt
Place avocados in a large bowl and mash with a potato masher, squeeze in the lime juice & mix in the rest of ingredients, cover, chill & serve.

Basic Red Gravy

This is the red "gravy" that you will use to top your enchiladas, dress your burritos, and mix into your ground beef for your tacos.
You will need;
  • 1-10oz. bag of dried Guajillo Peppers (red) seeds and stems separated.
  • 1-large Onion, peeled & quartered
  • 6-cloves of Garlic, peeled
  • 1-tbls black pepper
  • 1.5-tbls salt
  • .5 cup vinegar
  • 2-tbls of knorr suiza or 2 chicken boulion cubes (3 cups of chicken broth can be used also in place of these)
  • 2-Bay leaves
Combine the peppers, onion, garlic, & bay leaf in a 5qt pot and fill with enough water to float the ingredients and bring to a boil. Add the salt, pepper, vinegar, and knorr suiza, stir well and continue to boil until the Guajillo peppers are soft. With a spoon, put everything in the blender and liquify. Pour through a metal strainer into a bowl to remove all the pulp, mix in water from the pot to bring to a smooth, semi thick consistency.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


You Will Need;
  • 3 Large tomatoes
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 1 Bunch of Fresh Cilantro
  • .75 pound of Cactus (Nopal) available in your local mexican grocery, spines removed.
  • Queso Fresco ("fresh cheese", available in most grocers)
Cut the nopales into .25 inch cubes and boil until soft, cool and rinse well, set aside to cool. Dice the tomatoes, the onion, and the cilantro. Rinse the nopales again with cold water, mix with the rest of the ingredients, sprinkle with queso fresco, & salt to taste.
This salad is used to top your tacos, add to sandwiches, (tortas) & fill burritos. Use along with the Smooth & Hot Guacamole for a wonderful flavor.

Smooth & Hot Guacamole

You will need:
  • 16 green chiles (serano peppers)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 8 avocados
  • 2 small onions
  • 1 tblsp salt or to taste
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1.25 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground corieando
  • 2 Limes
  • Sprigs of cilantro, quantity as you like it for garnish.
Boil; Chiles, garlic, and onions until soft. Peel and remove the seed from the avocados & place in the blender or food processor, with a slotted spoon, add the cooked chiles,garlic, & onions, & add the seasonings. (salt, etc.) Squeeze in the juices of the limes, blend smooth, chill & serve garnished with fresh cilantro.