cancun

Strawberry And Chocolate Pizza

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Strawberry and Chocolate Pizza

Strawberry And Chocolate Pizza

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Some  years back I run a few hotels as Executive Chef in Mexico. One of our hotels had three beach restaurants, one of them a sandwich shop which I converted into  a pizza restaurant. Pizzas right on the beach were of course a great hit, especially at night. Two of the menu-options consisted of “Fruit Pizza”, which turned out to be bestsellers, despite their novelty. (See the pic’s below). When you think about it, many simple pies originally used a yeast dough similar to pizza dough, so why not. The texture is of course totally different from the crumbly shells we are now used to, but I always have been a fan of the less sweet, more sturdy yeast dough shells or bottoms. Besides, if you have a frozen pizza shell as a standby in your freezer, the whole affair takes only a few minutes to prepare which makes it a great solution for the munchies that sometimes attack late at night 🙂
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Bon Appetit !    Life is Good !
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Many years ago in Mexico……..
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A few days ago at my house……….
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Preparation :
To read instructions, hover over pictures
To enlarge pictures and read instructions, click on pictures

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Chicken Tostada

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I used  to eat tostadas two or even three times a week when I was living in Cancun.
There was this small bar/restaurant on the beach of the lagoon across from where I lived, about a five minute walk away. (I believe it was on Blvd. Kukulcán KM 21 – I wonder if the place still exists?) On one side of the road is the ocean, on the other side, less than five hundred yards across the street, was this tiny place on the beach of the lagoon with a wooden pier protruding about thirty yards into the lake. Many a night I gave the waiter a small tip to set up a table for me at the end of the pier, to enjoy the night and a few drinks and snacks all by myself, usually while on the phone for a while with Maria who was back in Miami, taking care of things there. On most nights I had shrimp or chicken tostadas and a few “Negra Modelo” .
Happy times ! Aaahhhh, the memories 🙂
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Bon Appetit !   Live is Good !
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Link to Salsa Mexicana
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Link to Guacamole
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Link to Tostadas De Camarones
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Chicken Tostadas

Chicken Tostadas

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flour tostadas, chicken in chipotle, salsa mexicana, tomato/onion salad, sour cream, guacamole, pickled chili

flour tostadas, chicken in chipotle, salsa mexicana, tomato/onion salad, sour cream, guacamole, pickled chili

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Cancun Cowboys

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Chorizo Sliders and spicy Slaw
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Tonights dinner  were these terrific sliders with caramelized onions and gorgonzola,
with a slaw of cabbage, corn, radish, cilantro and ranch dressing.
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Sliders :
Take chorizo mix and shape into small, thick burgers.
Cook until cooked through but still juicy.
In another pan, saute onions until caramelized.
At the same time, brush buns lightly with olive oil and
toast under broiler until golden.
Arrange pickle, scallion, cheese and chili on top bun.
Put a dollop uf greek yoghurt on bottom bun, top with
chorizo patty and caramelized onion.
To eat, put to top and bottom buns together and enjoy
the heck out of it   🙂    
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Slaw :
Season Cabbage and radishes wit salt and lime juice and let stand
for 30 minutes. Squeeze to remove all moisture, add diced avocados,
cooked corn, cilantro and ranch. Mix.
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !