Mexican madness

I love our home made Mexican food. Despite the Mexican food wave sweeping the Australian landscape, the stuff we make at home comes the closest to satisfying the desire we have for the flavours we had in Mexico. Now the problem with being too busy to post some of these recipes when we actually made…

Tasty guacamole snack

I was starving after a trip to the markets on Sunday afternoon and whipped up this tasty snack with one of the beautiful avocados I bought. 1 avocado – mashed with a fork 2 tablespoons coriander – finely chopped 1/2 spanish onion – finely diced 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon chili powder squeeze of lime…

Mexican ceviche salad with crispy tortilla chips

We were supposed to have a dinner guest and bought a mountain of seafood with which to make Mexican treats and wash down with our selection of fine mescals. Sadly they cancelled so we waded through the mountain of seafood over the next few days starting with a typical Mexican ceviche salad served with crispy…

Vegetarian – Mexican mushroom and zucchini tacos

I think my favourite taco that I tried in ‘Mexico’s best taqueria’ was a mushroom and zucchini taco. The juicy mushrooms were something else. This recipe made enough for 6 tacos which would feed two. Slice zucchini into thin strips, sprinkle with oregano and olive oil and bake in a pan with one spanish onion…

Teatro Culinario

During our travels we ate dinner at the fantastic Casa Crespo on Oaxaca Mexico. Described as culinary theatre the degustation (only available through reservation) is kicked off by a demonstration of cooking a seafood broth in individual bowls with hot rocks, a traditional method of cooking to the indigenous of this area. We chose to…

Mexican: Chicken tacos

This was my first attempt at making something as authentically Mexican as I could which is a little tricky as sourcing the correct ingredients is impossible. The are only about 3000 Mexicans living in Australia which solves my long pondered problem as to why Mexican food in Australia is so crap. The key to really…