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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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