Category: Latin American – North (Including Mexico & Central America)

Spicy Cactus Tacos!

Spicy Cactus Tacos!

Okay guys I AM IN LOVE 😍 I will get fresh Cactus next time. The Beauty of this dish is that no cooking is involved besides warming tacos! You can prepare this in advance and pop it in the fridge for later.

Desert Princess Prawns

Desert Princess Prawns

Any recipes that require minimal cooking and get me out of the kitchen faster while still being able to whip up an awesome dish during these hot summer months is my obvious go to; these Dessert Princess Prawns are just that. I’m obsessed with these Prawns; they’re unique, fresh and flavorful, definitely a new twist on a boring classic. Anyone that eats these Prawns has the same reaction… “Wow!”. Why the name you ask? While in Palm Springs, I discovered these at a local market… I was addicted off my first bite. For the remainder of the week I floated around in a pool with a crisp margarita on the rocks in one hand and a bowl of these little god sends in the other. What I would do to be back in that pool reliving those moments…. especially after this week.

So, clearly I had to recreate this recipe which involved me eating at least 3 lbs of this goodness… (what lengths I go to to get you guys the best recipes) but don’ts even worry about me.. did I forget to mention these are low in calories! Double score marks for me!

This recipe is super simple, cost effective and requires only 5 ingredients. However, I will warn you that finding one of these ingredients (which is an important component to this recipe) is going to be difficult or at least requires you to hit up a couple of different markets to find… Shrimp Bullion cubes. You’ve obviously have seen beef bullion, chicken bullion and vegetable bullion cubes, finding shrimp will be more challenging. I found mine in the ethnic section of a big box grocery store (which you know I hate to shop at) but it was the only place I could find them. They add the intensity and saltiness that makes these stand out… definitely don’t skip this step.

Enough with this writing, lets get down to it.

Al Pastor Tacos

Al Pastor Tacos

This recipe was made to mimic the common al pastor found at many taco stands. This recipe brings out the wonderful chipotle and pineapple flavor of this common dish.

Apple-Jicama Slaw with Chili-Lime Vinaigrette

Apple-Jicama Slaw with Chili-Lime Vinaigrette

This dish was created when I had unexpected guests and wanted to prepare a quick dinner side dish with items that I had around the house. It is a refreshing, tangy slaw, perfect for a summer barbeque, a light lunch, or a dinner side dish that pairs well with pork, chicken, beef, fish or shellfish.

DIY Mexican Street Corn

DIY Mexican Street Corn

A do it yourself Mexican street corn perfect for summertime! Pair with a Corona Light for extra summertime bliss.

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Traditional Mexican Cake soaked in 3 different kids of milk and covered with whipped cream and fresh fruit.