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Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas is a fast and easy meal to make on a busy week day, a lightly spiced and smoky dish with a touch of cheese served with diced avocado and sour cream. Searching for an easy way to make the kids and yourself happy on a busy weekday night? Or maybe you have some leftovers of last sunday’s roasted chicken feast? Chicken Quesadillas is the way to go! A quick and easy recipe filled with flavor and approved by kids, what else can you ask for?! Served with a done in no time diced avocado with a squeeze of lime and sour cream to smooth things up a bit. Chipotle peppers in adobo Chipotle peppers are mildly spicy and sold in a can that contains a sensational “adobo” or marinade making the perfect seasonning for the chicken. No worries about the heat, this pepper is mild and has…

Extra tender Chipotle-Maple Pulled Pork cooked sous-vide served with fresh guacamole, black bean paste, corn tortilla and sour cream for a hot and sweet Mexican night! This is my own version of spicy Mexican pulled pork tacos, with a Canadian flair to it of maple syrup. This particular recipe uses a sous-vide machine although it could easily be done in a slow cooker. The other day, while walking around my “Temple” called Santa Caterina Market, in Barcelona. I’ve ended up at my favorite pork butcher and got hypnotized by those skinless pork knuckles/ham hock, couldn’t resist the urge to try to make something special out of them. So here we are! Pork knuckles / ham hock We don’t see many recipes around with this cut even though it’s divine tasting. It reminds me of pork cheek, the taste is somehow distinct, bolder and better in my opinion, above other cuts.…

Tequila Lime Shrimp Bowl is a light mexican citric recipe with a touch of heat made of sauté shrimps, avocado, cilantro leaves, pico de gallo, mango and quinoa for a light and colorful Mexican dinner. This Mexican bowl is filled with fresh and colorful ingredients and simply irresistible for a hot summer night. The protagonist of the bowl here is the shrimps, they are cooked in a tad of tequila, garlic, habanero and a squeeze of lime for a little boost in flavor. I saw the recipe of Tequila Lime Shrimp here and there on the web and wanted to try it out. I add to come up with a slightly different version, so I’ve done a Mexican Bowl. Nothing looks more appealing to me than a simple bowl with lots of fresh and colorful veggies one next to the other and a touch of protein and grains. To flame or not to flame…

Baked Twice Sweet Potato a la Mexicana is all the flavors of a great spicy taco inside a double baked sweet potato. An easy homemade spicy taco mix to season the meat, a few fresh tomato dices, crunchy lettuce and cheddar and a final smooth touch of sour cream. Some of you know how I love to mix up ideas… and after a long winter it’s time to call mother nature for some sun. No better way to bring the heat back than a nice spicy taco right? Well, what if we merge it to a nicely crunchy twice baked sweet potato? The spicy taco mix goes to perfection with the sweetness of the potato, plus you get some nice fresh and crunchy toppings and sour cream to makes it taste fully like a Taco. Homemade spice mix No need to go buy a “mexican spice mix” at the store, this nice taco seasoning is often…

An unctuous and spicy Mexican stew made with a Mole style sauce and tender beef cubes served with tortilla chips, corn and parsley, for an “Olé” night.  I was browsing the Web last week and saw lots of stews and Mexican food around… it made me want them both badly… so I’ve decided to merge them both into one nice stew meal; a Mexican Stew. The two are comforting and great dishes for winter times but this stew version is double the comfort; it’s a “French” way stew with the usual; carrot, potato, beef, mini french oignons merged to a spicy Mole style sauce for a Mexican flair; adding Chipotle peppers in Adobo, tomato puree, chocolate, corn and some cinnamon, cumin and coriander powder. Result: Fantastic! Chipotle peppers The mole sauce is a thick spicy Mexican sauce made with chocolate and lots of hot peppers. Since my maximal tolerance toward “spicy” is at medium-hot,  I’ve aimed at…

Who doesn’t love a good spicy taco with a touch of sweet in it? The tacos al Pastor are a pork tacos from Middle Mexico, the actual way they cook the pork is on those Middle East Kebab rotating grills. Mexican got inspired by the Lebanese immigrants and made there own version of Shawarma, they’ve changed the veal for pork and add lot’s of different hot peppers to it with a welcome touch of pineapple! Delicious stuff! My version is a braised meat done in the oven, since the roasting method isn’t easy to make at home… but for courageous cooks, there is a way here you can try, which look delicious! A while ago, our Mexican native Veterinarian recommended me and my husband his favorite Mexican place in town (Barcelona). We ended up in La Taqueria, near the Sagrada Familia, a small, colorful and humble mexican restaurant. We’ve tried 4 differents styles of…

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