One day I hope to be able to speak Spanish fluently. I know a lot of food-related words in Spanish and can say whether we are eating at the restaurant (por aqui) or taking it to go (para llevar). I'm also learning how to read and comprehend Spanish.
Until I can speak Spanish, I'll make yummy dishes to stay connected to my roots. :D
I've made several Mexican dishes (carne guisada, chile con carne and caldo de res). I've made flour tortillas, but I really wanted to try my hand at corn tortillas.
On New Year's Day, Dan made carnitas (little meats) de (of) pato (duck), rice, beans and my mom and I made corn tortillas. We also made salsa. Yum! Talk about a delicious way to ring in the New Year. :)
We bought fresh ground corn masa (dough).
Roll Masa into balls and let them rest
Place the tortilla ball on top of a piece of plastic on the tortilla press
Put the other piece of plastic on top of the tortilla ball and press handle down
Apply a bit of pressure to ensure ball is spreading
Release handle, lift tortilla press and see your perfect raw tortilla
Carefully peel off tortilla and throw on a warm comal (griddle)
2 Different Salsas (1 Tomatillo & 1 Pico de Gallo)
Carnitas de Pato (Duck)
Now be honest, how many of you out there didn't know I was Hispanic (Mexican)? :D