Looking for some twist on Mexican Food

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  1. chef tomain

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    I am opening a small Mexican take out restaurant and I am looking for some twist on mexican food even fusion ideas.
     
  2. madcowcutlery

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    I like to make SE style pulled pork bbq burrito.  It is nothing really awesome, and is probably  being done a bunch, but I like to fill a large tortilla with smoked pork--really shredded, and then pour on a good amount of a vinegar based bbq sauce, a pile of home-made slaw, and a few steak fries.  Sometimes I will add cheese inside with some diced jalapenos.  This isn't something your probably looking for, but I just had to share something I think is really good.  A friend of mine made something he called Korean BBQ chicken, which had some sort of hot and sort of sweet sauce then he grilled the chicken breasts and cut them up.  He placed them in a corn tortilla with tomatoes, a little lettuce, and olives.

    D. Clay
     
  3. mezzaluna

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    Welcome to Chef Talk, Chef Tomain.

    Since your question is about a menu in your professional kitchen, I'll move it to a forum where chefs hang out. We hope you come back and introduce yourself to the community.

    Welcome!

    Mezzaluna
     
  4. chef tomain

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      Yo Madcowcutlery

    I thought about it and I think you have a great idea .Going to give it a try. If you want to name it be my guest.

    THanks
     
  5. madcowcutlery

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    I am sure the thing has a name, because I doubt I am the only one making these awesome burritos.  You might try,"The Bubba Burrito."

    D. Clay
     
  6. chefedb

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    Mexican Pizza    soft tacos layered with cooked ground or shredded seasoned meat, jack cheese, cheddar, sauce topped with sour cream
     
  7. prairiechef

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    Funny... I do a Pulled Pork Enchilada at my place. Pork, Caramelized onion, Mole, and a Cheddar and Calvados Sauce.
     
  8. Guest

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    flautas are one of my favorites not offered enough in mexican restaurants. possibilities are endless... ground beef w/ cheddar cheese and onions... you have cheeseburger flautas. talk about fusion!
     
  9. gunnar

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    a chiptole aioli, a verde aioli and wasabi guacamole with seaweed chip and fried Toro and Tilapia nachos....don't forget the Corn Breaded Burrito on a Stick beats sopa on a stick all to heck and gone.

    lol, take it as you will.
     
  10. greyeaglem

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    Just to stick my nose in, most people forget that Mexico has an extensive coast line and a lot of their quisine includes seafood. You can find fish tacos in some places, but how about something with shrimp? People go nuts for shrimp, and until the gulf oil spill and some problems with the Asian suppliers, it was fairly affordable. You can marinate and grill it or poach it with some spices and peppers, chill it and serve it as a cold dish. Spicy chilled shrimp with some crunchy veggies sounds good to me, and I don't even like spicy food.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2010
  11. chef21

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    Mexican food is my absolute favorite! I work with Philadelphia Cream Cheese and we have a great Grilled Pork Tacos recipe! Let me know how it goes! [​IMG]

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    Prep Time: 15 min
    Total Time: 27 min
    Makes: 6 servings, two tacos each

    Ingredients
    • 1 can (15 oz.) great Northern beans, drained
    • 2 oz. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
    • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
    • 2 Tbsp. A.1. Original Steak Sauce
    • 12 corn tortillas (6 inch)
    • 3 cups shredded grilled pork tenderloin
    • 1 cup shredded lettuce
    • 1 tomato, finely chopped
    • 1/2 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
    • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
    Instructions

    MASH  beans in bowl with back of spoon or potato masher. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Stir in peppers and steak sauce. Spread bean mixture evenly onto tortillas. Top with meat; roll up tightly.

    PREHEAT grill to medium heat. Grill tacos 12 to 15 min. or until crisp and lightly browned; turning occasionally.

    SERVE topped with remaining ingredients.

    Nutritional Information:http://www.kraftbrands.com/philly/recipes/Pages/Recipe-Detail.aspx?recipeId=11065

    For more original recipes be sure to check our contest site for the Real Women of Philadelphia. We are still searching for original recipes for our mini contests and community cookbook!

    http://www.pauladeen.com/realwomen
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2010