Tagged with mexican

Citrus Marinated Carne Asada Tacos Recipe

Citrus Marinated Carne Asada Tacos Recipe

Carne Asada seems like a simple dish because the translation of the words basically amounts to “Grilled Meat,” but the truth is that it’s harder to find good preparations than one might think. No matter what kind of Mexican restaurant I try, I tend to judge their quality by their carne asada (and carnitas!). Some … Continue reading

Fiesta Mexican Restaurant – Somerset, MA

Fiesta Mexican Restaurant – Somerset, MA

The struggle to find great food in the Somerset-Swansea, Massachusetts area continued to plague my wife and I. In a “throw-your-hands-up-in-defeat-moment,” we decided to try Fiesta Mexican Restaurant due to the good reviews it received. Our contentment at finding such a solid restaurant after so long was a nice surprise. It wasn’t that Fiesta was … Continue reading

Tacos Don Nacho – Pawtucket, RI

Tacos Don Nacho – Pawtucket, RI

Before one of my friends moved to Boston, MA, we were hanging out near where he used to live in Rhode Island. A few hours after dinner, we were hankering for a taco and he suggested that we head to Tacos Don Nacho for a taco fix. I had seen Tacos Don Nacho before while … Continue reading

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Few dishes scream summer like fresh homemade salsas such as pico de gallo or green tomatillo salsa. While salsa’s often have similar flavors, tomatillo salsa is unique in that it’s not made with tomatoes. Tomatillos aren’t tomatoes at all even though they look so similar. They are in fact more closely related to gooseberries! The best … Continue reading

Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole Recipe

There are few foods that herald summer like the freshness of homemade guacamole. For those of us well acquainted with the cool, deliciously earthy, yet creamy flavors contained in this dip or garnish we know that a good meal usually accompanies a good guacamole. Then there are those of us who may never have tried … Continue reading

El Rancho Grande Review

El Rancho Grande Review

I’m always skeptical when people recommend Mexican restaurants to me.  The reason is that there are some terrible places out there, and even worse, many people don’t know what good Mexican food tastes like. This was not the case with: El Rancho Grande 311 Plainfield Street Providence, RI 02909 A few friends recommended this place … Continue reading

Shredded Beef In The Slow Cooker Recipe

Shredded Beef In The Slow Cooker Recipe

Without a grill, cast iron pan, or simply a kitchen that can handle smoke from searing, it’s really tough for lay people to make great steaks.  Whenever I lived in apartments, I found it harder to cook meat the way I wanted due to a fear of the smoke alarm going off triggering firetrucks and … Continue reading

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

I received a request for a fish taco recipe.  The requester also specified that she prefers non-battered fish, but I wasn’t sure I could comply with that request at the risk of making sub-par tacos.  Instead, I decided to try a tempura style batter, which would give the fish a very thin, low-calorie, layer of … Continue reading

Pico de Gallo Salsa

Pico de Gallo Salsa

This is a labor of love in salsa form. I learned the basic variation of this pico de gallo recipe from two of my long time friends. They made the salsa together and served it with tortilla chips at a cookout where the main feature was grilled clams in their shells. At this barbecue, I … Continue reading

Chipotle Flavored Pinto Beans Recipe

Chipotle Flavored Pinto Beans Recipe

These spicy and flavorful beans are absurdly easy to make.  I made them for the first time with just what I had lying around the house.  The chipotle peppers really make this dish, but the Canadian Bacon really added another element and depth to the flavor.  I often make these beans to serve with any … Continue reading