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Mexican cooking class - day 1

Monday, February 18, 2013

Yesterday was the first day of the mexican cooking class. I was a little disappointed as I had hoped it would be more hands on rather than just watch and eat... but still, it was very interesting and I learned a few things.

First thing he made was 3 types of salsa
- bandera (red, white and green)
- salsa verde crude (tomatillos and jalepenos)
- ranchero (cooked onions, tomatoes, jalepenos and garlic)

Salsa ranchero - this sauce can be used in almost anything - fajitas, omelets, soups etc.


He used the bandera to make the fish chevice and guacamole. The fish was mackerell, chopped and soaked (cooked) in lime juice for 4-5 hours. He mixed the fish with with the salsa bandera, some fresh squeezed orange juice, a squirt of ketchup and topped with green olives.

Guacamole


Chevice and salsa bandera


Avocado halves filled with chevice


Tostadas with chevice


After eating small portions of everything (a plate served the 6 of us) we got to play with some dough and made maize tortillas, filled them with cheese before frying them. I passed on eating those..

Needless to say it was a fun afternoon and I didn't need much dinner. I had a small green salad as I was still fairly full from the afternoon.

The good news this morning was that my weight stayed the same. I hadn't tested fish or maize tortillas yet and I was worried it would mean a gain. Not sure if these foods actually passed the test as I ate very lightly the rest of the day.

Let's see what this afternoon's class will bring.

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KELTIC-CARA 2/26/2013 3:51PM

    emoticon Avocados look delicious, so does everything else. I love trying foods from different cultures. Taking a class would be great, enjoy.

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GOULDSGRANITE 2/20/2013 2:00PM

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MELTEAGUE 2/20/2013 9:41AM

    AND no weight gain, BONUS!!!

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ZBMORGAN 2/19/2013 12:09PM

    Yum! Interesting that REAL Mexican cooking is much lighter than the American cheese and sodium heavy stuff you find here. And you were smart - you can sometimes counteract extra food by eating it early in the day, then eating very lightly in the evening.
Just make sure you don't go to class hungry!

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IRP1114 2/19/2013 11:52AM

    Glad you are trying out the class. Hope you find more useful interesting recipes to play with and make your own ; )!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 2/19/2013 1:10AM

    Good for you on taking this class. I was not good at Mexican food and that's bad being Mexican. I went to class called my Grandma house, lol! I learned lots from just watching her. Have fun in class.

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WALLAHALLA 2/18/2013 10:21PM

    looks yummy...i love salsa and homemade tortillas

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PEPPYPATTI 2/18/2013 6:20PM

    Thank you for sharing your class with us! I think guacamole is my favorite food in the whole world!
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MEXGAL1 2/18/2013 2:33PM

    sounds like a lot of fun. We have some real interesting classes here as well and I have taken a couple but as you say, not as hands on as I would like.
Looks yummy though.
glad the scale did not disappoint you.
Have a great rest of the day.
Sallie

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GOLFLADY11 2/18/2013 12:37PM

    Wow! Thanks for sharing this cooking experience. We love Mexican food and I love to make my own salsa. We vacationed in Mexico for many years and really miss the flavourful emoticon cuisine. Hope you'll share more of your classes!!

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RODGRODMEDFLOD 2/18/2013 12:01PM

    Mmm, looks delicious! Salsas are great condiments.

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