Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

13 September 2020

Chicken fajitas in the air fryer doesn’t get any easier than this. The chicken stays nice and moist while the vegetables have a nice crisp to them. Add 2 minutes of cook time if you prefer softer veggies. I like to toast my tortillas in the air fryer as well but it is not necessary. Serve with toppings of your choice such as salsa, sliced avocado, and cheese.

Cuban-Style Mojo Shrimp

1 September 2020

Shrimp is one of my favorite weeknight meals, because it is so quick to prepare! The Cuban-style marinade is full of citrus flavors with a few surprises. Normally, “mojo” means a flavor based on Seville oranges, and these sour oranges can be hard to find. A bit of extra lime, some grapefruit juice, and vinegar stand in for the brightness of the missing Seville oranges in this recipe. The red pepper flakes add just a little zing, so if you like spicy foods, feel free to add more, to your taste. We like this with simple white rice and some black beans, or a side of grilled mixed veggies.

Mojo Shrimp

31 August 2020

Cuban-inspired shrimp marinated in a mixture of orange juice, lime juice, and both zests to compensate for the hard-to-find bitter oranges. I serve it with white rice, crusty bread, a green salad, and the mojo sauce on the side for dipping.

Slow Cooker Mojo Pork

2 August 2020

A Cuban-style pork roast marinated and cooked low and slow. Normally bitter oranges are used but they can be hard to find. To make it easy I subbed limes and oranges, using both the juices and the zest. Serve with black beans and white rice for a complete meal. Plan ahead because this roast is marinated from 6 hours to overnight.

Cuban Chicken Sandwich

2 August 2020

I’m fortunate to live in an area where I can buy fresh Cuban bread from Cuban bakeries. The loaf typically is about 36 inches long, which makes four big sandwiches. Cuban bread has a palmetto leaf placed on top center prior to baking to keep moisture in. The texture is crispy on the outside and very light on the inside.

Aguachile

12 July 2020

I first tried aguachile with freshly caught shrimp when I was visiting the small town of Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. Ajijic is one of the quaint towns next to Chapala Lake, which happens to be the largest fresh water lake in Mexico. I fell in love with this super spicy cold shrimp dish, marinated in a serrano-lime juice mixture and topped with fresh red onions, avocados, and cucumbers. Serve with tostadas on the side and an optional ice cold Mexican beer to tame down the heat.

Torta de Milanesa de Pollo

5 July 2020

The Mexican version of the cotoletta alla Milanese served on a bun dressed with South-of-the-Border fixings. Spicy breaded chicken breast gets sandwiched between a toasted Mexican bun then topped with spicy spread, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and pickled vegetables.

Three Bean Tacos

2 July 2020

Lean, mean, and full of beans, these tasty tacos also feature corn and all of your favorite toppings! A delicious and flavorful taco night recipe perfect for the whole family.