Paty’s Guac

Paty’s Guac

My friend Paty makes the best guacamole I have ever tried and I was lucky to get her recipe. Now, when it comes to making salsas, Mexicans do it “al tanteo”, which means they add the ingredients little by little and try each time to balance flavours without any concern for exact measures. In this case I’ll give you the ingredients and the proportions you need to consider whether you are preparing guac for 2 or 10 people. If you need help getting the ingredients, check our CM Grocer Directory, with online and on site stores! Serves 6 People Ready in 15 mins. Ingredients 3 Avocados ripe 1 ½ Roma tomatoes (for every avocado you need half a tomato), finely chopped 1 Lime (the juice) ½ White onion, finely chopped (or 1 small brown onion) ½ bunch coriander (10 gr.), finely chopped 2 Green chillies finely chopped Salt Corn chips (to serve with) Method Open the avocados in half. With a spoon carve out the flesh from the side without the seed. To remove the avocado seed, hack a knife in the middle and twist. If the avocado is ripe enough it will come out easily. Carve out the flesh using the spoon too. In a bowl add the avocado flesh. With a potato masher or a fork start mashing it until there are little pieces. Add the tomatoes, onion and chillies and mix together. Add half of the lime juice and some salt. Taste the guac and add more juice, salt or chilli “al tanteo”. Serve with corn chips and enjoy...
Eggs Mexicana wrap & refried beans

Eggs Mexicana wrap & refried beans

Eggs Mexicana are scrambled eggs with chilli, onion and tomato representing the Mexican flag (cause we’re very patriotic!) and they make a delicious wrap filling. To complement this breakfast I have added refried black beans, not only cause they’re delicious, but because they add a good amount of fibre and potassium to your daily diet Serves 1 Person Preparing time 25 mins. Ingredients ½ Tomato (chopped) ½Onion (chopped) ½ chilli 2 eggs 1 teaspoon olive oil ½ Can black beans 2 Tbsp canola oil 1 large flour tortilla Salt and Pepper Method Chop the chilli, tomato and onion very finely. In a bowl pour the eggs and mix with a fork. Set aside In a warm fryer pan pour the olive oil and add a third of the onion. Sauté the onion. Add the beans with the water they come with. With a fork start smashing the beans. Add a pinch of salt if necessary. Let the beans reduce to two thirds. Serve them and set aside. With a paper towel clean your fryer pan. Pour the canola oil and leave until hot. Add the rest of the onion, the chilli and tomato. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and sauté. Add the egg mix and keep mixing. When the eggs are yellow, take them out and pour them 2 thirds into the flour tortilla Spread the beans on top. Take the 2 opposite edges of your tortilla and fold towards the middle. Take the closest edge to the eggs and start wrapping. Enjoy your brekky...
Tuna Byscane Quesadillas

Tuna Byscane Quesadillas

As a new mom, my mother was trying new recipes. This is how one day she decided to put the tuna biscayne style in a tortilla, fry it and add some lettuce. And bam! we had these delicious quesadillas and never looked back. This dish will change the way you think of tuna as “doll” and “cheap”. Prepare for a rich indulging experience, and if you are hosting, people will surely have seconds. Ingredients 1/4 Chopped onion 1 Chopped tomato 10 Chopped green olives 150 ml. Tomato puree 1 Pickled yellow chilli to taste (you can buy them fresh and then pickle them or just add them fresh) 10 Small or 5 medium corn tortillas Lettuce 4 tb. spoon Olive oil Method Steps In a cooking pan heat up 1 spoon of the oil. Add the chopped onion and let fry. Add the chopped tomato and let fry. Add the chopped olives and let fry. Add the tuna, and mix with the vegetables. Then, add the puree mixing it with the other ingredients. Add the yellow chillies lastly and a little bit of the pickled water for a hotter taste. Let it cook on medium heat for 5 minutes and check the salt (most likely you wont need to add any, as the tuna, olives and chillies give you the taste). Turn off when the liquid is almost done and set aside. In a frying pan heat up the rest of the oil. Add a spoon of biscayne tuna into a small corn tortilla (add 1 1/2 for a bigger size). Put the tortilla in the hot oil and...
Red Chilaquiles

Red Chilaquiles

This is the best way to take advantage of old tortillas in Mexico. It is also great for hangovers as they tend to be really hot. You can make them whatever way you like it. They can be accompanied by scramble or fried eggs for breakfast, or chicken or steak for lunch and dinner. Ingredients 1 dozen white corn tortillas (the older the better) 3 to 4 green chillies (or to taste) 6 tomatoes 4 spoons cooking oil 1/2 onion julienne sour cream feta cheese Method Steps Cut the tortillas in medium squares. Heat the oil in a frier pan; once hot put the tortillas to fry until crispy. Set aside. On a food processor or blender put the tomatoes and chillies, add a bit of water (1/4 high to the top of the tomatoes approx.) and blend. Put a little bit of the remaining oil you used to fry the tortillas in a 4 lt. sauce pan. Once the oil is a bit hot, pour the tomato and chilli blend. If it’s too thick add a bit of water or stock (chicken or veggie) and simmer. Add salt to taste. When the salsa starts boiling, add the crisp tortilla chips into it and let the sink. Turn the heat off. Serve o a plate with a spoon of sour cream a bit of onion Julienne and bits of feta cheese (in Mexico we use fresh cheese). This will calm the heat from the...
Ceviche Downunder

Ceviche Downunder

Ceviche is a famous and tasty snack or “botana”. According to Chef Ricardo Muñoz Zurita, it’s an original dish from the Polynesia that made the crossover along with other spices via the Philippines on the Manila Galleon, many, many years ago. There are different recipes and depending on the condiments some people prepare “white ceviche” or “red ceviche”. On this occasion I will give you the recipe for a white version and you can add as much red salsa Valentina as you want (or until your tongue allows!!). If you need help getting the ingredients, contact me! Ingredients 400gr. Raw fish (snapper, barramundi or salmon preferably, but others will work) 4 Limes (the juice) 1 Tomato, finely chopped ¼ White onion, finely chopped ½ bunch coriander, finely chopped 1 Green chilli finely chopped Salt & Pepper 1 Avocado. Sliced (to garnish) Corn chips (to serve with) “Valentina” or other spicy salsa Method Steps Cut the fish in small bites, place them in a bowl, pour over the lime juice and mix well. Cover and leave inside the fridge for at least 2 hours. Take the fish out of the fridge; it should look opaque as it’s been “cooked” by the lime juice. Add the tomato, onion, coriander and chilli. Mix well. Add the salt and pepper and check the flavour. Serve in a plate along with corn chips, avocado and spicy salsa....