Tag Archives: Guacamole

cinco of my own…

This cinco de mayo was just for UNO… with an under-the-weather other half, two meals were prepared… one for me and one him!
In typical fashion for cinco de mayo, what better to do than whip up something for this festive occasion. The thought of chicken fajitas topped with some homemade guacamole came to mind!
I started sautéing an onion and poblano peppers until slightly softened, but still crisp [which I then set aside]. In this same pan, I pan-fried some marinated chicken that I sliced into strips. Once cooked through, I added back in the onion and peppers, along with some black beans and gave a quick toss!
A healthy heaping of the chicken mixture went into a warmed flour tortilla, as well as some grated monterey jack cheese and guac…
To enjoy this beautiful dinner and bring everything together, a squeeze of fresh lime juice. The lime juice gave a citrusy freshness that paired perfectly with the crisp, slightly spicy poblanos and deliciously seasoned chicken…
So happy I have some leftovers for lunch tomorrow!!

at a low simmer…
-R

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south of the border…

So tonight was a nod to a summer favorite… guacamole! It’s been what feels like a while since I’ve made a fresh, creamy batch. Since we couldn’t [well I guess we could have] just eat a bowl of freshly made guacamole, I thought why not make a whole meal around it!
So marinated skirt steak fajitas and arroz con crema seemed to be the perfect idea… To top the fajitas, sautéed onions and peppers and fresh squeezed lime juice.
For the arroz con crema… I prepared some rice. Once the rice was done, in went two cups of heavy cream, chopped roasted poblano peppers [just tossed on the grill until charred, covered with plastic wrap and then peeled], pozole, cilantro, monterey jack and cojita cheeses. Everything was stirred until combined, melted and creamy!
To build up these skirt steak fajitas… a spoonful of the arroz con crema was spread on a tortilla, along with the sautéed onions and peppers, the grilled skirt steak, a dollop of the guacamole and a squeeze of the lime juice.
Each bite was full of so many different flavors… creamy, citrusy, sweet, savory! Guacamole thank you for an exciting meal…

at a low simmer…
-R

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mexican flair…

Gosh I’m stuffed!! Tonight we went out for dinner and hit up one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. It is truly a hidden gem, that in recent times is becoming more and more visited.
We started off with a trio of fantastic appetizers… guacamole of course being one [I love the version they offer here], nachos [not served in the style many are used to] and an order of chicken quesadillas. Every bite was breathtaking and so eye-catching that I realized as I was stuffing my face that I forgot to get a full plate photo!! [forgive the close ups of the guac and quesadillas following]…
Onto dinner we went [I think we surprised the server when we ordered this course since the appetizers alone could have fed quite a few]… one dish was a skirt steak served in an adobo sauce, along with rice, refried beans and flour tortillas; the second dish was fried steak with onions served alongside black beans and rice…
The flavors were amazing and I honestly do not know how I was able to complete the entire dish, but then again I have never been one to back down from anything [meals included]!!

at a low simmer…
-R

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from rice to wraps [well burritos]…

So tonight for dinner I thought what would be a good change-up to the norm, then it hit me… burritos served with a cilantro and lime rice, ground turkey seasoned with tons of Spanish flair, shredded Manchego cheese, black beans and lettuce! Everything was wrapped into the perfect little package, cut on a bias and plated alongside homemade guacamole.
The rice [which in my opinion was the star] was simple… fresh lime juice, chopped cilantro and salt to taste. The flavors were a touch floral and slightly tangy, but paired so well with all of the elements in the burrito!
To wash everything down… a crisp glass of Albariño… [ok who am
I kidding… definitely not a glass]

at a low simmer…
-R

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super YUM sunday!!

Today was [up until the clouds came rollin’ in] the perfect weather day. That wasn’t going to stop us from enjoying the outdoors though! All we needed was some lemonade [perhaps there was a little sneak of citron in there] and chips with homemade guacamole. Homemade guacamole is one of my favorite summertime snacks to make! I like to use it for more than just chip dipping… it’s amazing as a relish on burgers for one! Today though it was for chips… Ripe haas avocados, garlic, fresh lemon juice, vine-ripened tomatoes, salt, pepper and some super spicy stuff to take this guacamole to a whole different level. Everything was combined, with the tomatoes added last to just mix in gently. Into the fridge for a few hours to set and let the flavors all meld. Once it was time to eat, WOW! Creamy and spicy, cool from the tomato, slightly citrusy and just a bit garlicky!
Hmmmm… burgers anyone!!

at a low simmer…
-R

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