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I got this idea from [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni. She did it last and is doing it again this year and I thought it was swell, so here goes...The book I chose first is "Mexican Everyday" by Rick Bayless. Recipes from Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless

He is a chef from Chicago with 3 restaurants, a PBS show, and was a winner of the Top Chef Masters. He is probably the foremost chef of Mexican cuisine in the US, if not the world.

The first recipes I chose were: Tacos with Mustard Greens & Chicken a la Veracruzana

Recipes from Mexican Everyday by Rick BaylessRecipes from Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless


The tacos were a quick and easy saute while the chicken was a slow braise. Both were very tasty and I would do both again, particularly the tacos on a night when I am strapped for time.

Second was: Salmon en Pipian Verde de Ajonjoli & Arroz Blanco

Recipes from Mexican Everyday by Rick BaylessRecipes from Mexican Everyday by Rick BaylessRecipes from Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless


Again, the rice was pretty easy and hands off (mostly cooking in the oven,) while the salmon was a little more involved. The recipe actually called for peas, but I did not have them, so used sweet corn instead. Both are keeper recipes, but the salmon was really unique in that you used tahini in the sauce, which gave another level of richness.

Lastly was: Chorizo, Potato, & Mushroom Tacos

Recipes from Mexican Everyday by Rick BaylessRecipes from Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless


This was amazingly flavorful. I had the chorizo and potato on hand, so just needed the mushrooms. Will do this again as well. It also taught me a quick way of adding potatoes as filler in a dish (grate them.)

I am glad that I chose this book and hopefully will continue to use it more.

Date: 2015-02-02 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brutti-ma-buoni.livejournal.com
Ooh, those look very tasty. Good luck with the year!

Date: 2015-02-04 01:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizziebuffy2008.livejournal.com
Thank you. When I sat down to write about the recipes, I realized that I should have taken notes when I did them...maybe February will be a bit more eloquent.:-)

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