Chef Luigi and Mexican Food!
Apr. 20, 2010 12:43 am
Updated: Apr. 20, 2010 4:29 pm
Chef Luigi back for more tales. We blog about things like beach and
mountains but now we blog about what we all come to All Recipes for –
FOOD! LB say he loyal member of AR (got supporting membership very
first day it was offered) and he love this site. I happy because I love
AR too! AR give me life!
LB very good cook, he say. He try and make me good food, food I not
familiar with. I know all about pasta and seafood but not so much
First thing LB show Chef Luigi is something he call Tomatillo Salsa.
This is sauce, look kind of like Chef Luigi’s famous pesto, but it not
taste anything like pesto. Very good flavor! LB say this his mama’s
recipe, and I love my mama so I cherish this recipe too.
First LB introduce me to tomatillo. Very small, look like little green
tomato. Tomatillo mean “little tomato” in Spanish! Very true!
Chef Luigi hold tomatillo in hand
Take about 1 ½ to 2 pounds tomatillos, take skins off and rinse. Should look nice and green.
Ready to boil!
Put in pot, cover with water, and boil. Once water boils, put on low
for 10 minutes or until tomatillos change colors. It should look like
Ready to blend!
Then, add 1 teaspoon salt, 3 cloves garlic (minced). You can also add a
Serrano pepper. It’s optional because it can add some heat, but that’s
the best part. If you don’t want the heat, you can always take the
Blend to desired consistency, but LB says he likes it chunky. Afterward, add some cilantro if you’d like.
Trust me, this very good salsa!
Next LB make Mexican Rice. This recipe from All Recipes! But he put his own twist. Recipe is here so check it out.
LB say: “What makes this recipe go from good to delicious is the salsa.
The recipe calls for ½ cup tomato salsa but try and use Mexican style
salsa, if possible, such as this, my preferred brand.”
Pato mean duck!
“Also, you should use chicken broth but you could also use another type
of broth. I have this tomato broth and it really brings out the flavor
in this dish.”
Bouillon very delicious
LB say you can garnish with cilantro and serve with a lime. Fantastico!
Can I eat with this with my hands?
Last recipe Luigi show you is this one. Not really recipe, LB say, but
more like technique. It’s for a wet burrito. What is that? I show you.
LB use probably a pound of ground beef and a pound of chorizo but you
can use whatever filling you’d like. For ground beef, LB like to season
with another AR recipe – Taco Seasoning I.
Very yummy spices
Then, cook ground beef and chorizo together. Chorizo from another meal that we show you soon.
Heat up tortilla and assemble like regular burrito, rolled up and ready
to eat. But instead of eating, put some salsa on it. We use LB’s
Tomatillo Salsa but you can use whatever salsa you want.
Cover like this, then top with cheese
Then top with shredded cheese. LB use some panela and it okay, first
time he use it. He like to use mix of cheddar and Monterrey Jack, when
he have available.
Then put in oven for 10 minutes or until cheese melted through 350 degrees good temp.
My mouth watering!
That not all of LB’s cooking but we save for another post!