Bachelor in the Kitchen: A Fiesta for President’s Day

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Abuelita Enmoladas Recipe

This year President’s day fell on February 20th which might also happen to be National Margarita Day (there are conflicting reports for Feb 20 and Feb 22). Well, I don’t make the rules I just abide by them and If I HAVE to celebrate Washington’s Birthday (and maybe also yesterday) with a day off of work and a margarita, that’s fine by me. It only seems fitting to find the perfect Mexican dish to pair with these margaritas. So, when most of the country was hanging USA flags on Monday, I was mixing up some margaritas and cooking Abuelita Enmoladas.

And if I’m going to go through the trouble of pairing a meal with a dish for a national holiday, I like to call it a “celebration.” So I invited the local riff-raff over for Abuelita Enmoladas to celebrate President’s Day/Margarita Day.

To say everyone loved the food is an understatement. I was even complimented days later on how tasty the enmoladas were. When they come back days later to tell you how good it was you know it’s true! The great thing about this recipe is how easy it is to make. The only tricky part is dipping tortillas in the sauce and then rolling the enmoladas – it can get a bit messy.

So, if it’s President’s Day or Labor Day try pairing Abuelita Enmoladas and Margaritas for your next celebration!

Abuelita Enmoladas

Ingredients for 8 servings:

Directions:

PLACE water, sofrito, chipotle chiles, adobo sauce and bouillon in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

PLACE mixture in large saucepan. Add Abuelita chocolate. Cook, stirring frequently, over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until chocolate has dissolved completely and sauce has thickened. Set aside; keep warm.

HEAT oil in large skillet. Fry tortillas one at a time for 2 to 3 seconds to soften. Drain tortillas on paper towels. Dip tortillas in Abuelita mixture.

FILL dipped tortillas evenly with cheese; roll and place in serving dish. Pour remaining Abuelita sauce over tortillas. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and top with onion and cilantro; serve immediately.

Nick D’s Margaritas

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • Tequila – to taste
  • Triple Sec – to taste
  • Lime Juice – to taste
  • Lemon Juice – to taste
  • Splash of agave nectar

Directions:

Put all ingredients in a shaker with some ice. Shake and pour over ice. Serve with Abuelita Enmoladas! Adjust recipe (to taste) and pour another.

Although I don’t follow a strict margarita recipe, I did find this recipe for Blood Orange Margaritas from @CreativCulinary that I can’t wait to try.

Links:

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Easy Mole
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8 Comments

  1. Posted February 23, 2012 at 11:52 am | Permalink | Reply

    Now I’m seriously craving both…your Enmoladas and my margaritas. I saw that different groups hailed two different days as National Margarita Day too. Maybe easiest is just to call every day by that name. :)

    • Posted February 23, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Everyday Margarita day? I like that idea! I can’t wait to try your Blood Orange Margarita recipe, will hopefully find some blood oranges this weekend.

  2. Posted February 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Yum. I’m an Arizonan living in Boston. The sight of good Mexican food gets my mouth watering and stomach growling. I haven’t made any Mexican dishes in ages – I need to change that. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Posted February 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

      The great part about this dish is it’s not only delicious but it’s easy to make! I hope you try it soon.

  3. Jeff McE
    Posted February 26, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Just discovered your blog – don’t know how I missed it but they’re all going into my summer on the island in Maine recipe box. Am on a quest to find all the ingredients in London.

  4. Jane Davis
    Posted February 27, 2012 at 6:08 am | Permalink | Reply

    reminds me of Oaxaca moles …without the fuss…mmmm

  5. Delaine
    Posted February 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Easy and delicous too? Can’t get any better than that!

  6. karen
    Posted March 9, 2012 at 10:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow Nicholas – they look wonderful. Did not know you were a chef! Keep up the good work.
    Karen
    PS
    The name is great took

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