Ai Ai! Mexican Fiesta #2 + Guacamole Essentials!

We had Mexican Fiesta #2 gosh about a month and a half ago? Or something like that? And I can’t believe I’m just now posting some pics!

After a very successful first Mexican Fiesta, there was way too much recipe exchanging and #2 just had to happen ASAP. How could it not when you’re drooling over a Carnitas recipe and a new margarita recipe happens to pop up!

oh and quite a feast we had- This was the start of three tacos for me after a ridiculous amount of amazing guacamole.

Carnita Taco

I love tacos! oh and margaritas!~lots of margaritas!

Group Shot!

Jess had made the carnitas the day before (holy guacamole they were amazing!!!) and stewed a pot of black beans – one of the most difficult things to find here in France. oh I miss the days where I can have a couple cans of black beans on hand for any Mexican adventures that happen to come my way.

Carnitas

The raclette nachos made another appearance and were devoured along with an entire liter of salsa.

Raclette Nachos- Devoured

oh and we can’t forget the corn tortillas!! There is one place in Paris where you can order fresh tortillas and avoid the packaged one’s in the store with an expiration date 6 months from the time you buy them (scary..). It’s called Tortilleria Mil Amores. Orders have to be in by Friday afternoon, pick up is just on Saturday for a couple of hours in a hole in the wall apartment.

Just look at these beauties!

Tortillas

I made guacamole. My fav!!

The Essentials for Guacamole:

avocados (2 is good for about 2-3 people)

tomatoes

cilantro (coriander)

red onion

lime

jalapeno

salt/pepper

Taste as you go (oh darn…) and adjust the amounts to suit how you like it! Some peeps love a ton of lime juice or a ridiculous amount of cilantro. We didn’t have jalapenos so we added some salsa to add a little kick/extra flavor.

guacamole Guacamole-molly

oh yes, and there was passion fruit raspberry tart for dessert not because it’s Mexican but because half of us are pastry chefs. πŸ˜‰ One of the gorgeous chefs with the tart crust we cooled outside on the patio.

Jenni

Mexican Fiesta #3 –> Pronto! I want to make enchiladas!



6 thoughts on “Ai Ai! Mexican Fiesta #2 + Guacamole Essentials!”

  • Crazy right! They just started it this year! I’ve actually made my own flour tortillas too because the ones from the store are so terrible. haha!

  • omg I know!!! There’s a couple (2..) good Mexican food places that I’ve found here. Black beans are impossible to find and yes! Jalapenos!! Apparently the place where we got the tortillas carries them! A little bit pricey but at least we know where to find them!

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