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Kitchen Smells Like Mexican Heaven

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    Kitchen Smells Like Mexican Heaven

    I just finished making the marinade for Kenji's Carne Asada recipe and as per the title, the kitchen smells heavenly. The combination of the toasted then ground cumin and coriander seeds along with the microwaved ancho and guajillo peppers is making both myself and my fuzzy buddy Willow drool.
    Granted, I doubled the recipe but have to love one that uses 4 tablespoons of fish sauce. :-)
    Last edited by pkadare; September 2, 2021, 12:58 PM.

    That's a LOT of fish sauce!


    • pkadare
      pkadare commented
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      Yeah, I added it a little at a time and tasted in between. I did wind up adding all 4 though and it tastes awesome! Half of the batch gets additional salt and becomes the marinade while the other half is served as a salsa/sauce.

    Depending on the 401 I can be there in 80 or 90 mins, oh hell, I'll take to 407....gimme an hour!!!!


      I use that recipe as part of my xmas eve dinner offering. Went Mexican for the last two years, refried beans were a disaster though and didn't make an appearance year 2...


        Ya got my mouth waterin'.


        • Mr. Bones
          Mr. Bones commented
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          Mine, as well...

        Wow! Looks like a great recipe.


        • pkadare
          pkadare commented
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          I know, right? The only change I've made is that I'm using a pork picnic shoulder. While not a butcher, I've deboned and trimmed up enough of these over the years that I'm comfortable with it. Since I'm using a shoulder, I'm also leaving out the bacon.

        Sí señor luciendo bien en la capucha del vecino



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