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Unorthodox Enfrijoladas

12 Aug
Enfrijoladas Adam Holland

Enfrijoladas ~ photo by Adam J. Holland ~ The Unorthodox Epicure

Well, these are not really unorthodox, they are actually quite authentic. But this new recipe came to me from my good foodie friend Adam J. Holland, who has a most interesting foodie blog called “The Unorthodox Epicure” with a fun sidebar called “Confessions of an Aspiring Food Snob.” He is neither unorthodox nor snobby, that I can tell. But he’s a fellow Texan and cooks some great authentic Tex-Mex as well as authentic Mexican food, therefore he’s OK in my book, ya heah????

I made these last night, and hoo-boy, were they delicious! My entire family enjoyed them. It took hardly any prep time and cooked up pretty darn quick. That’s a win-win in my book! I halved the recipe since there are only three of us, but it still ended up making 8 Enfrijoladas (although I did add both grilled chicken AND cheese to the insides of them). There was one left in the end. All thumbs up. Thank you Adam!

I did take some initial prep photos thinking I might actually do a blog with my own photos on this, but a crazy thunderstorm rolled through as we were cooking this all outside on the propane burner/grill, so by the time we got it all moved inside there was no time with a hungry family to do any more foodie shots after having do all that and preheat the oven.

So sit right back, click on the link below, and enjoy his blog and recipe:

The Unorthodox Epicure Enfrijoladas Recipe

Pollo Asado Tacos with Pico de Gallo

23 Mar
Pollo Asado Taco

Pollo Asado Taco

It’s getting to be a busy time of year, and I thought I’d better post another blog before you think I’ve abandoned this! We’ll be heading out this weekend to our coastal river property and it has no cell or internet service, so this is my last chance to post a new recipe before over a week goes by between posts.

I did kind of cheat on this recipe, though. I love to rummage through the “Reduced for Immediate Sell” bins for meats about to expire, then put them in the freezer for later use. I had come across a pre-seasoned package of Pollo Asado, which is thinly sliced chicken breast marinated Cuban-style. The marinade has a citrus base to it, typically lime or some other citrus, even orange! Cuban and Mexican food are similar, so my immediate thought for this dish was make it into tacos! Pollo Asado is usually grilled, but seeing as we had three or four inches of snow covering the grill, I opted for throwing it in the crock pot for a few hours.

My husband made a homemade Pico de Gallo for one of the condiments, which is so easy and so incredibly tasty! Pico de Gallo is basically an uncooked salsa. After the chicken was done, we filled soft corn tortillas with the meat, some refried beans, rice, Pico de Gallo, and avocado. Simple and delicious!

Pico de Gallo

1 Roma tomato, chopped
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 jalapeño or serrano chile, finely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon lime juice

Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl, and let marinate for an hour or so. That’s it!

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