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Side dish ideas - Mon, 03/31/08 10:38 PM
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Any ideas for a side dish for a mexican meal? Looking for something other than beans and rice. Thanks.

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RE: Side dish ideas - Tue, 04/1/08 12:33 AM
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Pan de Elote

I can't find my Momma's recipe, so I found on online that fits the bill.

http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1950,151172-232196,00.html

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RE: Side dish ideas - Tue, 04/1/08 1:19 AM
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Take some fresh corn on the cob with the husks still intact and peel away the husk but do not remove. Clean away the silk. Slather on some softened butter and a squeeze of lime. Shake on some chile powder or some cayenne pepper if you are adventurous. re wrap the cob with the husk and grill on medium low heat till tender. Serve with lime mayo.

Another idea, slice some cucumber and then sprinkle with fresh lime juice, salt and cayenne pepper. A lot of my friends from Chihuahua eat this salad with their meals.

Hope this helps!

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RE: Side dish ideas - Tue, 04/1/08 8:35 AM
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Try these sites the first is in english the second I could not translate but you may be able to figure out.

http://cocina-mexico.com/ingles/menu/frame.html

http://cocinalamexicana.espaciolatino.com/index.html

I like to take about 2lbs of new potatoes and quarter them. Put them in a baking dish and add a small can of mild diced jalapenos, the one about the size or a little bigger than that of a deviled ham can, juice and all. Two large onions cut into large pieces, you want to be able to eat chunks of onion. Bake them covered until the potatoes are about half done. Add 2 tbls of Knorr tomatoe consome, it is very salty so do not adjust your salt until the very end, toss to coat and bake uncovered until done. When you take them out add the juice of one large lemon and serve. You can adjust the jalapenos to your taste but make sure and add all the liquid. Makes enough for about 6-8 servings.

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RE: Side dish ideas - Tue, 04/1/08 11:29 AM
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Salsa Rice

Hot cooked rice
salsa of your choice
cheddar cheese

^^about 3/4 cup of salsa for 4 servings of rice
just a few handfuls of cheese

Mix well, serve hot.

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RE: Side dish ideas - Tue, 04/1/08 11:31 AM
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In NM they might make calabacitas or "three sisters": squash, corn, beans.

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RE: Side dish ideas - Tue, 04/1/08 11:44 AM
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papitas fritas. I've had them alone or on a (maybe it was a light mole) sauce.

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RE: Side dish ideas - Tue, 04/1/08 12:05 PM
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In NM they might make calabacitas or "three sisters": squash, corn, beans.


I love calabacitas. If you saute some diced chicken or pork to add to it and add some stewed or Rotel tomatoes I can make a meal out it. We have a variety here that looks like a green flying saucer, I don't know what it is called, that works really well for this.

joe

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RE: Side dish ideas - Tue, 04/1/08 6:47 PM
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Nopales would be good. Jicama and orange salad would be, too.

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RE: Side dish ideas - Tue, 04/1/08 8:02 PM
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Originally posted by Texianjoe

quote:
Originally posted by NYNM

In NM they might make calabacitas or "three sisters": squash, corn, beans.


I love calabacitas. If you saute some diced chicken or pork to add to it and add some stewed or Rotel tomatoes I can make a meal out it. We have a variety here that looks like a green flying saucer, I don't know what it is called, that works really well for this.

joe

I take it the "flying saucer" is a kind of squash? In Santa Fe there's a place, El Parasol, that makes calabacitas burritos. Yum Yum.


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RE: Side dish ideas - Wed, 04/2/08 3:07 AM
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Nopales would be good. Jicama and orange salad would be, too.

For those of you who do not know what Napoles is, it is the paddles of the prickly pear cactus that has had the spines removed and blanched in boiling water. Usually it is sautee'd with butter and a little salt and lime. It tastes a lot like green beans to me. It is usually found in the poorer states of northern Mexico. It is very time consuming unless you can find it already cleaned and frozen. Only the green part of the cactus is used as the middle of the paddle is woody and bland. I would not try this recipe unless you can find it already cleaned and frozen.

J.M.H.O.

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RE: Side dish ideas - Wed, 04/2/08 6:42 PM
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Jicima and apple slaw is one of my favorite side dishes! I haven't had it for quite some time. I guess I will have to find that recipe again.

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RE: Side dish ideas - Thu, 04/3/08 9:09 AM
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Originally posted by NYNM

quote:
Originally posted by Texianjoe

quote:
Originally posted by NYNM

In NM they might make calabacitas or "three sisters": squash, corn, beans.


I love calabacitas. If you saute some diced chicken or pork to add to it and add some stewed or Rotel tomatoes I can make a meal out it. We have a variety here that looks like a green flying saucer, I don't know what it is called, that works really well for this.

joe

I take it the "flying saucer" is a kind of squash? In Santa Fe there's a place, El Parasol, that makes calabacitas burritos. Yum Yum.




Yeah, sorry should have made myself clearer. They are about 4" to 5" in diamater with scalloped edges.

Cabbage made in much the same way is also a very authentic Mexican side or with ground beef a main dish.

joe

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RE: Side dish ideas - Thu, 04/3/08 1:30 PM
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Those squash that look like a flying saucer I think are called pattypan squash. A patty pan was a small pan used to bake pastry dough in.
Most mexican places around San Antonio serve rice and beans with their dishes.I have a mexican cookbook from the 40s I'll have to look at for recipes for,plus an old Gebhardt's chili powder cookbook.
It has a recipe for spanish carrots in it.You can do the roasted corn,or corn beans and squash. jimica salad would be good.
Don't know why most mexican restaurants serve just rice and beans.
I know they eat other veggies in Mexico.

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RE: Side dish ideas - Thu, 04/3/08 2:52 PM
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Those squash that look like a flying saucer I think are called pattypan squash


I looked up a picture and you are right thats them. There is also a light green squash about the size of a zuccini but eggplant shaped. The stores here just lable it calabasita, it also works good for this mostly because they do not get mushy and turn to paste after stewing for a while.

joe

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RE: Side dish ideas - Sat, 04/12/08 12:30 AM
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Originally posted by HollyDolly

Those squash that look like a flying saucer I think are called pattypan squash. A patty pan was a small pan used to bake pastry dough in.
Most mexican places around San Antonio serve rice and beans with their dishes.I have a mexican cookbook from the 40s I'll have to look at for recipes for,plus an old Gebhardt's chili powder cookbook.
It has a recipe for spanish carrots in it.You can do the roasted corn,or corn beans and squash. jimica salad would be good.
Don't know why most mexican restaurants serve just rice and beans.
I know they eat other veggies in Mexico.

Petit pan as in small bread in French as they look like a small Brioche.

David O.

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RE: Side dish ideas - Sat, 04/12/08 1:34 AM
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Medium chop a half tomato, a few slices of cucumber,and a 1/4 onion. Mix in some cilantro, s&p olive oil, and vinegar. It's kind of a salsa salad I use for a veggee.