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Chicken Enchiladas with Rick Bayless' Guajillo Sauce 
Mar. 8, 2010 4:54 am 
Updated: Mar. 12, 2010 11:33 am

Chicken Enchiladas with Guajillo Sauce


My wife Nancy, son Quinn and I got the chance to eat at Rick Bayless' Frontera Grill. It was an incredible foodie experience. His creativity and attention to detail was obvious in everything, from the drinks we had before dinner to dessert.

It was Quinn's first real gourmet experience and it made me incredibly happy to see that he had reached an age where he could appreciate what a special experience it was.

So, when a friend and co-worker left a bag of dried guajillo peppers and a copy of Bayless' Essential Simmered Guajillo Sauce on my desk, I knew it wouldn't be long before I made it. Now that I've done so, I know I will again. I adapted it slightly for our own tastes, but this is essentially Bayless' recipe. The enchiladas I put together to showcase the sauce were pretty basic, but the sauce was "softly spicy," Quinn said. The beautiful brick color reflected a bit of an earthy taste as well. As Quinn said, "You can taste Rick Bayless in this."

One of these enchiladas and sauce is 398 calories with 6 grams of fat and 10 of fiber.

Get the recipe at Fight the Fat Foodie.

Deal of the Day: Pick up one of Rick Bayless' cookbooks, you won't regret it.
Mar. 12, 2010 11:33 am
These looks so delish...
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