Tequila Lime Rice

I ended up liking the idea of soaking the sauce from Tequila Lime Shrimp into the rice so much that made a second batch of the sauce just to cook especially with the rice.  Basically, I just tweaked the Tequila Lime Shrimp recipe portions of the “margarita sauce” and then added cooked rice to the … Continue reading

Tequila Lime Shrimp

From one of my favorite cooking blogs, Closet Cooking, this is Kevin’s take on Margarita Shrimp.  I was trying to think of what to make for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and naturally all I could think of was margaritas.  I ended up trying a recipe for Margarita Shrimp, which required marinating the shrimp in … Continue reading

Spicy Bean Salsa

As Jen and I brainstormed the menu for our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, we wanted (for the lack of a better word) to spice up a normal salsa recipe. So we found this and it turned out to be very easy to make, refreshing, delicious, with just the right amount of kick. We had also … Continue reading

Baked Fish Tacos

After having a wonderful dinner at Barmarché, I could not stop craving their amazing Crispy Bass Taquitos in soft-shelled flour tortillas with guacamole, pico de gallo & apple cider slaw.  I have made Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa before and figured… why not try fish?  So when I was doing my regular grocery shopping, I … Continue reading

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo, also known as salsa fresca “fresh sauce”, is a simple Mexican condiment made primarily of chopped tomatoes, onions, and chilies.  Cilantro, lime or lemon juice, cucumber, radish, or mango can be added.  Pico de gallo, which means “rooster’s beak” in Spanish, is a raw salsa in the sense that nothing is cooked, … Continue reading

Yerba Buena Perry, NYC

Yerba Buena Perry Executive Chef: Julian Medina Cuisine: Latin, Spanish, Tapas Neighborhood: West Village Price: $30-40 total per person Phone: (212) 620-0808 Address: 1 Perry St, NYC 10014 Boozy brunch is a time-honored tradition in Manhattan.  Essex and Sunburnt Cow have always been my go-to brunch spots whenever I wanted to get absolutely toasted before … Continue reading

Gourmet Game Day

I am not much of a sports fan… I mean I enjoy playing sports but I am a fairly apathetic spectator.  Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the only sports I did were pretty boring to watch, such as crew or swimming…  However, I am clearly a fan of food, so … Continue reading

Layered Chicken Enchilada Casserole

For our “Gourmet Game Day,” my friend Hans made a Layered Chicken Enchilada Casserole.  It was quick and easy to prepare, and even shredding chicken was surprisingly simple.  Detailed instructions are below, but essentially all you need to do is boil chicken and then shred!  The dish was extremely flavorful with a perfect amount of … Continue reading

Mango Pomegranate Guacamole

Natalya and I are obsessed with guacamole.  Pretty much anytime we are craving a snack, we will make guacamole.  Whenever we have people over, we make guacamole.  When we go to a friend’s house and we ask if we should bring anything, a typical response is: guacamole.  For a long time we have always made … Continue reading

3-Ingredient Quesadilla

I love pepper jack cheese. It goes especially well with a good salsa and crispy tortilla. That’s it, just three easy ingredients and you have the tastiest snack ever. Salsa & Pepper Jack Quesadilla (first discovered from Trader’s Joe’s sample food booth) medium tortilla (any type – wheat, flour, brown rice) your favorite salsa shredded … Continue reading