Tag Archive: Mexico


  • 2-3 medium tomatillos
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 small onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 large avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • handful of chopped cilantro
  • salt to taste

The recipe is right here from Closet Cooking (one of my most FAVORITE cooking sites)!!!



Your ingredients to cook on the grill. Take off the wrapping from the tomatillo, and peel onion.


Cooked and ready to go in to the food processor…


Grill on a medium to high heat…but don’t leave unattended 


Peel the skin off the jalapeño, and chop the onion and tomatillo


Everything cut and ready to whirl


Add seasoning and cilantro and pulse it..


Now add some Mexican Cream


Like so




One thing that I have learned to do very well, my first week here in Ixtapa, is to “IMPROVISE”!!! Infact, that is now my mantra!  This is the “true” test of a wanna-be-chef.  Fine. You got a recipe? Try making it here with what is available in this country!!!

I have soooo mastered the art of guacamole that even one restaurant owner, Martin, took an interest in what I put in mine versus what he puts in his.  They make it fresh with each order. With a mortar & pestal, they smash the avocado’s, add jalapeño, tomatoes, some onion, cilantro and lime juice. Then they top it with a queso con fresco…which, to me is like a feta cheese.  Now, I add garlic,  chipolte in adobo (my most FAVORITE mexican spice) cumin, red pepper flakes, some bottled salsa and salt.  It definitely has “zing”, which we all love. I told him that I would bring some over for him to try!!! Afterall, some gringo’s do like spice!!

Tonight, tho, I am going to see what I can do with the thin pork chops that Bosco picked up in the commericale…the big supermarket.  I’m thinking cooking them in a pan (there are NO out door bar-b-que grills allowed in this whole complex) with an apple topping.  My friend Grinder, who is visiting looks at me and says “WHAT”??? Pork chops with apples???? OI VEY!! Do you see how difficult it is being me???? She has never had pork chops with apples….

So, with shopping list in hand, my Mexican Spanish dictionary, 8 pesos for the bus ride to Zihuat and my love for playing charades,  I am off to see how to “improvise”!!!  Screw the golf, this is much more fun!!