Dinner Party 5: Eight Amigos for a Mexican Fiesta

The Scene: ‘Eight Amigos for a Mexican Fiesta’ pretty much sets the scene for this one. 1x small house, 8 rowdy friends, Mexican food, and more booze than is usually (ever) a good idea. Also, I have a giant inflatable chilli ‘borrowed’ from a Red Hot Chilli Peppers concert, so I’m winning at themed decor. The Starters: Some people…

Chipotle Cream Beef Enchiladas

I’ll admit it: this photo was taken the day after. Yes, this is a leftover enchilada. Rarer than a unicorn, the leftover enchilada is a much-prized lunch item. However, they do soak up a lot of their sauce overnight, so their photographic potential is somewhat reduced. For years, Mexican Chicken Enchiladas have been one of my…

Butternut, Kidney Bean & Caramelised Onion Quesadillas

I don’t know why I don’t eat quesadillas more often – they are like healthy pizzas! And I love pizza. True, some quesadillas are more cheese and grease than anything else, but they can actually be surprisingly substantial and protein-filled, particularly if you make them yourself. And fast, and crunchy – two of my favourite…

Mexican Chicken Enchiladas with Guacamole

Enchiladas are one of my favourite Mexican dishes. Enchiladas and tacos. I think it’s the incredibly soft, almost pancake-like texture of the tortillas once they have been baked in the tomato sauce that makes enchiladas so special. Although I must admit I love most Mexican food – the fiery heat of the chilli and the…