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Menu for the week of June 22 (Mexican)

Sat: Team BBQ: carne asada, pollo asado, flour tortillas, red onion, portobellos, poblanos, sour cream, queso fresco, black beans, rice, hatch peppers, salsa (J make hot sauce in AM)
Sun: fish tacos
Mon: Nachos (carne asada, cheese, pickled jalapenos, black bean leftovers; diced tomato, avocado)
Tue: Taco salad with chicken, avocado, queso fresco, fried tortillas
Wed: Breakfast tacos (eggs, chorizo, potatoes, cheese, fixins)
Thus: Steak fajitas (and leftover fish?) with corn on the cob
Fri: Fajitas again

Menu for the week of May 21: Tex-Mex

Sat: Turkey leftovers
make salsa, grain bowls
Sun: BBQ: Fajitas
Mon: Mexican Salad with fajita meat
Tue: Fish tacos
Wed: Fajita leftovers
Thus: Out to new taco place or DT
Fri: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/huevos-rancheros

Fish Taco

Menu for the week of April 8

Sat: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/posole
make ranchero sauce, hot sauce, bloody mary mix
Sun:
Brunch: OJ, GJ, baguette, cheeses, quiche, fruit
Dinner: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fish-tacos
Mon: Chicken, rice and pinto beans
Tue: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/huevos-rancheros
Wed: Vegetarian Taco Salad
Thus: Chicken Enchiladas
Fri: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/chilaquiles-with-blistered-tom...

Posole

Menu for the week of Sept 24 Tex-Mex

Sat: fish tacos , prep fajitas
Sun: Fajitas? http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/06/the-food-lab-how-to-make-best... , prep ceviche
Mon: Ceviche https://www.laylita.com/recipes/fish-ceviche/
Tue: Chiles Rellenos
Wed: Fajita salad
Thu: Fajitas 2
Fri: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/tex-mex-style-beef-enchiladas

Chiles Rellenos

Huevos Rancheros

A tasty and relatively easy recipe with a great classic red sauce. The original recipe linked below uses canned chipotles, but this has been adapted to use more dried chiles, as the heat from the canned chipotles overpowers the eggs.

Sauce

  • 4-6 whole dried chipotles (only 2-3 canned)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted (such as Muir Glen)
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro leaves and fine stems, plus more for serving
Huevos Rancheros
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Chile-Corn Custard Squares

A nice side for a BBQ, courtesy of Bon Appetit.

3 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 large onion, finely chopped
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
2/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or 1/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese mixed with 1/3 cup crumbled queso fresco, divided
1/2 cup sour cream (plus additional for garnish, optional)
1/2 cup canned creamed corn
2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeƱo chiles

Chile Corn Custard
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Hot Sauce

A Saveur recipe, modified by Merl and sent by Sharon.

1 lb. mixed medium-to-hot fresh chiles, stemmed and seeded if very hot (Merl recommends 1/2 jalapeƱos and 1/2 serranos; Saveur recommends red peppers like fresno, holland, or cayenne)
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1.5 tbsp. or more kosher salt, to taste
1/2 cup or more distilled white vinegar to taste

Green Salsa
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7-Layer Bean Dip

No real recipe here; we used, from the bottom up:

  1. leftover refried pinto beans
  2. Shredded cheese
  3. guacamole
  4. sour cream
  5. pico de gallo
  6. Olives (optional)

...and layered them in a flat-bottomed glass dish. The pico counts as two layers. Really.

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Pinto Beans / Frijoles

1 lb dried beans, soaked overnight
1 hamhock
2 hatch peppers, roasted and sliced
bacon grease
pepper, smoked salt

I'm not sure it's possible to really make beans without a hamhock.  I've tried. 

Soak the beans overnight; rinse.  Place back in large pot and cover with water. Bring to a simmer. Add hamhock, bacon grease, and peppers.  Let simmer for as many hours as possible.  Add pepper and smoked salt close to the end to taste.

 

 

Chiles Rellenos
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Chiles Rellenos

Dad tells the story of his first experience with Chiles Rellenos, with tears running down his face from the heat of the peppers, but loving every bite.  He worked long and hard to re-create that moment, and settled upon this recipe.

  • 12 Anaheim peppers, skin removed (see note)
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 dash salt
  • Queso Chihuahua (or Monterrey Jack) cheese cut in long "fingers"
Blistering the peppers
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The South by SouthWestern Enchilada (with Verde Foam)

This is a tribute to the Southwestern Enchilada at Chuy's, with a twist of classic Mexico add on - hence - the South by SouthWestern stacked enchilada. It is also the ultimate recipe to use up the leftover yummies from a week of Mexico/TexMex eating. Random weird elements from that mole recipe? Let's find a place for it. Make some verde sauce from those lonely leftover tomatillos, and you're on your way.

Per Enchilada:
2-3 corn tortillas
1 egg
1 Tbsp crema
1/2 cup chicken, partially shredded - dark meat preferred
1/4 cup salsa verde

South by Southwestern Enchilada
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Sharon's egg and chile souffle

3 large Hatch green chiles; roasted, chopped and seeded (or 2 small cans chopped green chiles)
1 can corn (optionally briefly blended with hand blender to break down)
1 small zucchini, sliced into half moons and salted for 10-30 minutes to release excess water
1/2 lb. Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack Cheese, grated
6 Eggs
8oz sour cream

Serves 4

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix chiles, corn, and zucchini in a bowl.

Layer chile mix with the grated cheese in an buttered or greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish.

Hatch Souffle
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Chicken Enchiladas

After many tries, we've settled on this yummy chicken enchiladas recipe. Makes about 4 big enchiladas.

Ingredients:
Non-breast parts of a rotisserie chicken (bought at Eastern Market), torn into pieces
Green chiles (hatch/anaheim chiles, canned works)
1 Onion, chopped
Flour tortillas
Enchiladas Sauce (see below)
Jack Cheese (Pepperjack, if you want a little kick)

Make Enchilada Sauce
Mix together:

1/2 cup of you favorite salsa / hot sauce (use Salsa Verde for a "suizas" enchilada)
1 cup sour cream

Chicken Enchiladas - mixed
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