May 5, 2012

Sweet Potato Quesadilla with Mango Salsa and Lime & Cilantro Crema
2 Flour Tortillas1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese1 Sweet Potato1/3 cup Mexican Crema1 LimeFresh Cilantro1/3 cup Mango (skin removed, chopped)1 Roma Tomato (seeds removed, chopped)1 1/2 Tbsp Red Onion (chopped)pinch of saltCooking oil
Peel sweet potato and chop into small, even pieces. Add to a saute pan with a little oil and sprinkle with salt. Saute, stirring occasionally until the pieces are soft. Set aside. In a bowl, toss together chopped onion, tomato and mango with juice of 1/2 lime. Set aside. Chop cilantro leaves and combine with crema and juice from remaining lime in a bowl (you can add zest as well for more lime flavor). Heat up a griddle or large pan with some cooking oil thinly coating the bottom. Add a tortilla to the pan. Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese, layer in the sweet potato and cover with remaining cheese. Cover with other tortilla. Cook for a few minutes until the bottom tortilla becomes brown and crispy. Flip and cook the other side of the quesadilla. Once both sides are brown and cheese is melted, remove from pan. Cut into triangle. Serve drizzled with the cilantro lime crema and topped with salsa.

July 28, 2011

New York needs better Mexican food. There, I said it.

Grilled Veggie TacosGreen zucchiniYellow squashPortobello mushroomsOlive oilSaltRed onion, mincedCilantro, choppedSour cream (optional)LimeCorn tortillas  Trim ends of squash and zucchinis. Cut in half lengthwise. Toss zucchini, squash and mushrooms in olive oil. Season with salt. Grill (or chop and saute in a pan) until cooked through. Roughly chop and toss together. Warm tortillas and fill with grilled veggie mixture. Add dollop of sour cream. Sprinkle with cilantro and onion. Serve hot with a wedge of lime. 
Can you believe it’s almost August? I have barely even a hint of a suntan and I’ve been in the kitchen much less than I’d like. This must be rectified! I’ll be spending all day Saturday floating down the Delaware River in an inner tube with 40 other people, which I couldn’t be more excited about. I’ll get to cooking soon..