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Mexican cooking class - day 2

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Yesterday we moved on from appetizers to main dishes. Chiles rellenos, enchiladas and mexican rice

Here is the group of students (me on the left, taking notes)

First he started with the mexican rice. Fry the rice and then add liquid (lots of it!). When it was nearly done he added cooked green beans, red peppers, fried bananas and some raisins.

Next were the chiles rellenos. He showed 2 ways to do the poblano peppers The easy way - hold in the flame of the gas stove and fry in oil, let cool and peel. He made a picadillo stuffing (ground beef, onions, tomatoes and jalepenos) and 1 pepper was stuffed with manchego cheese, before being dragged through flour

He whisked 3 eggwhites (1 for each pepper), folded inthe yolks one at a time and the then covered the floured stuffed peppers with the mixture. In the frying pan they went (can you see a theme here -- lots of frying! So not my thing!!)

The cooked chiles were covered with tomato sauce and grated cheese, served with the rice

For the enchiladas we used maize tortillas, dragged in oil , stuffed with shredded chicken and covered with 2 of the sauces we made yesterday: ranchero (the red) and the tomatillo (green), topped with fresh cream and shredded cheese.

It was a fun afternoon but I must say that even with the food being delicious, it's not the kind of food I would make at home - way too much use of maize (corn), oil and frying things.

I ate lightly but I was up 0.3 this morning. No surprise really - between the flour, the tortillas and oil :(

Today is the last class and I will be back with the program tomorrow!
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    Another interesting class and great meals. You are looking good.

    2363 days ago
    I love cooked banana! lol, hubby hates it! You look amazing by the way!~
    2369 days ago
    WOW! That looks like a family get together in my family. Mmmm,mmmmm good! Good thing we only do it once a month though.
    2369 days ago
    The enchiladas look absolutely delicious! emoticon emoticon
    2370 days ago
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    I have to say I am a little disappointed with you on this class and their choices of meals to show... I have never prepared rice that way or enchiladas that way with this sauces or that method. Chiles rellenos I am sure they showed because it is during lent and it is vary typical treat meal during this time but I myself have never made it in my house. For one I am allergic to eggs and second there is so many better uses for chiles poblanos than just frying them. I am assuming they chose dishes people want to learn to make that they usually find at restaurants not in Mexican kitchens.
    Glad you get to get back to your program :-)
    2370 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/19/2013 3:47:58 PM
    I all looks good, but I'm really not into frying things. I also prefer flour tortillas to maize.
    2370 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. It looks interesting but probably not too healthy.

    You look great though. You are doing something right.

    I am thinking of buying The Plan. Can't hurt to try it anyway,

    Have a good week.
    2370 days ago
    Thank you so much for posting. Especially enjoyed the photos. No wonder we all feel a bit off after eating real Mexican....with all that oil and frying....not too healthy.
    I am with you and wouldn't be doing this at home. But fun to get out and do something different.
    By the way, You look great!
    Enjoy the last day....looking forward to hearing what they make today.
    2370 days ago
    Mmmm! Looks delish! At least you know how to control the weight gain now!
    2370 days ago
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