On a recent trip to Mexico I dined out on Tacos a lot. I discovered that they could come in a variety of forms- sometimes with a soft tortilla, sometimes a crispier shell and sometimes wrapped. I never knew which version I was going to get, but they were all delicious. I particularly enjoyed them in a small cafe in Merida- it looked nothing from the outside but the Tacos definitely were up there with the best. These are from ” The Road to Mexico” by Rick Stein and make a great starter.
A recent trip to Mexico introduced me to a much wider range of Mexican food than I had previously sampled. These fried tortilla chips with salsa and cheese are a great way to use up stale tortillas which are cut in triangles then fried or baked . They are known as totopos and frequently appeared on breakfast buffets. This recipe is for the green sauce version and I found it in ” The Road to Mexico” by Rick Stein. It would usually be served with a spoonful or two of refried beans.
A fine supper for a cold winters night from Rick Stein’s ” Seafood Lovers Guide”. Serve with a salad of romaine lettuce hears in a vinaigrette.
A favourite way with smoked haddock which is said to have been invented in The Savoy Hotel, London. It is usually served as a breakfast dish but also makes a very good supper. This version is from Rick Stein’s ” Seafood Lovers Guide”.
A simple English crab recipe from Rick Stein’s ” Seafood Lovers Guide”.
This version of kleftiko originates in Symi and was shared by Rick Stein in ” Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul”. It would make a great dinner for Easter or indeed any other occassion when you fancy a feast.
A favourite recipe from Rick Stein’s Cornwall.
A grilled mussel dish from Rick Stein which serves 6 as a starter.
A delicious side to serve with roast meat or grilled fish from Rick Stein.
A dinner I could not resist from “Rick Stein’s Secret France”.
A pudding close to the heart of British cooking from ” Rick Stein’s Food Heroes”.
A recipe for scrambled eggs with smoked salmon from ” Rick Stein’s Food Heroes”.
A curry from the Karachi restaurant in Bradford which I found in ” Rick Stein’s Food Heroes”.
A favourite quiche from ” Rick Stein’s Food Heroes” Its good served with a green salad.
A French Mediterranean salad from ” Rick Stein’s Secret France”.