Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oscar's 2012 - Mexican edition

This year for our Oscar feast we will be doing Mexican food!  Here is the menu, with some definitions below. 

Watch Today's the Day I Cook for the recipes over the next week or so.

Menu:
• Tomato and Black Bean Tamales
• Tostados de Carne Asada
• Turkey Mole
• Carne de Cerdo en Salsa Verde
• Mexican Rice
• Chicken Empanadas
• Fajita Salad
• Guacamole and Tortilla Chips
• Salsa and Tortilla Chips

• Tres Leche Cake
• Incan Mousse

Definitions:
  • Tamales: A Mexican dish of seasoned meat wrapped in cornmeal dough and steamed or baked in corn husks. 
  • Tostados: A Mexican deep-fried corn-flour pancake topped with a seasoned mixture of beans, ground meat, and vegetables. 
  • Carne : ground meat 
  • Asada: roasted, grilled, broiled 
  • Mole: A highly spiced Mexican sauce made chiefly from chili peppers and chocolate, served with meat. 
  • Cerdo: pork 
  • Salsa Verde: A Mexican sauce of finely chopped onion, garlic, coriander, parsley, and hot peppers 
  • Empanadas: A Spanish or Latin American pastry turnover filled with a variety of savory ingredients and baked or fried. 
  • Fajita: A dish of Mexican origin consisting of strips of spiced beef or chicken, chopped vegetables, and grated cheese, wrapped in a soft tortilla. 
  • Tres Leche: 3 milk
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