Tried It & Loved It: Banh Mi

9:49 PM

Here in my wee little town, variety in foods is not something we have a ton of. We have your typical and 'expected' family style franchised spots and then we have a handful of ethnic spots. One Japanese, one Thai, and one Greek. That is it. When it comes to trying something new, I pretty much have to do it myself.

I saw this sandwich on Guy's Grocery Games and had to try it. I went for the grilled pork meatballs, seasoned with fish sauce, soy sauce and a bit of sugar. The grill gave it an amazing smokey taste.

My mom, who is very picky when it comes to stepping outside of traditional southern foods, loved it. I would was a hit.

I used this recipe found at Rasa Malaysia.  I used ground pork instead of the pork butt.


Chicken Fajitas with Pineapple and Jalapenos

12:39 AM

My mom grew up in Texas and she reminds us all the time. Albeit she left that great state when she was 17 and has only visited since then, she often speaks small words in Spanish and says her favorite food is spanish.

She love Spanish food. Every chance she gets, she wants it. Of course for Cinco De Mayo, she made chicken fajitas, refried beans and rice. I of course needed a bit extra added to said fajitas and took to the grill to grill some fresh cut pineapple and jalapenos.

for 2-4 fajitas:

1 chicken breast (thinly sliced and rinsed)
2 tablespoons Creole seasoning
1/2 tbsp of chopped chipotles
3-4 small sweet bell peppers
1 sliced jalapeno (with seeds if you like heat)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 slices of pineapple
Flour tortillas

In a skillet, pour your olive oil. Crank the heat to medium and add in your chicken breast slices. add in seasoning and chipotles. Once chicken is white, add in peppers. Cook for about 15 more minutes, stirring so it does not burn. Reduce heat to low, add your diced pineapple and cook for about 5 more minutes.

Warm your flour tortillas for about 5 seconds in the microwave. Add a dollop of sour cream and spread on the tortilla. Add your meat mixture and then enjoy.

Seriously. How easy and tasty is that? Serve with a slice of lime and avocado slices. YUM.

Powered by Blogger.

Like us on Facebook