I’m very fortunate to have a hubby that loves good food just as much as I do. I’ve always loved new flavours, but before I came to England I did not realise just how limited my palate was. I didn’t like heat or spice and I’ve been afraid to cook with fresh chillies. Then the hubby took me on an exceptional date to Wahaca and I fell in love with flavour!
My new-found love for spice has led me to do a cooking class at Jamie Oliver’s Cookery School in Westfield, Shepherd’s Bush when my sister came to visit me last year. Here I learnt how to put things together that I never even thought would taste great together. Who knew a lime shell, turned inside out, made for such a great little saucepot!
As I’m growing older, my palate matures with me. I enjoy cooking with chillies now on a weekly basis and, when I’m feeling a bit more adventurous, even fresh ginger! I have to add that I never liked the taste of ginger until I tried it fresh in a savoury dish. Now it is one of my favourites.
Which brings me to my Mexican Fiesta. Every now and again I love going all out on dinner. I pull out all the stops for a show stopping gastronomic extravaganza.
This was one of those nights. I spent about a week planning what to have and how to make it. I desperately wanted to make churros for dessert, but we were way too stuffed to enjoy it fully. I’ll make it some other time and let you know how they went down.
What can be better than Nachos? My hubby’s current favourite tortilla is #Tostitos with its namesake’s salsa drizzle. I thought I would enhance this with my homemade guacamole and sour cream, layered with melted cheese.
For our main we had Steak Asada (recipe below). It worked so well with the refried beans, guacamole and sour cream. We’re definitely making this again!
What a feast! We ate and ate until we could eat no more. Then curled up on the sofa and watched a movie for the first time in ages. The perfect end to a great fiesta!