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Angie and Jenn's Sweet Home Mexico

Originally aired

INGREDIENTS
  • For the Salad:
  • 1 roasted red pepper, julienned
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and julienned
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • For the Dressing:
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • A dash red pepper flakes
  • 1 drop Agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the Guacamole:
  • 2 cloves garlic, salted and smashed
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 avocados
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the Cactus Salad Dressing:
  • 1 drop Agave syrup
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • For the Cactus Salad:
  • 2 grilled cacti, julienned
  • 2 tomatoes, julienned
  • 1 red pepper seeded and julienned
  • For the Tortilla Chips:
  • Pot of oil
  • Corn tortilla, cut into 8 strips
  • For the Stew:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • A few cloves of garlic, diced
  • 4 red bell peppers, quartered
  • 4 yellow bell peppers, quartered
  • Salt and pepper
  • A pinch of cumin
  • 1 chili pepper
  • 1 corn cob, roasted in husk until charred and then diced
  • 1 squash, roasted until charred and then diced
  • 1 jalapeo, roasted until charred and then diced
  • 1/2 cubed sausage
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup of black beans
  • 1 pound of shrimp, deveined and peeled
  • Pumpkin seeds, for garnish
PREPARATION

For the Salad:

Combine salad ingredients in a serving bowl.

For the Dressing:In medium bowl, add orange and lime juice, red pepper flakes and agave syrup. Using a whisk, emulsify oil with the citrus mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Pour over salad and toss to combine just before serving.

For the Guacamole:

Using a mortar and pestle, smash the garlic with a little salt. Add the onion, lime juice, agave syrup, cilantro, cumin and avocados. Continue to combine and smash. Add in salt and pepper to taste. Serve chilled.

For the Cactus Salad:

Mix all dressing ingredients together. Toss over cactus, tomato and red pepper in a large serving bowl.

For the Tortilla Chips:

Heat oil. Fry tortilla strips until golden and crispy.

Remove from oil and place on a paper towel. Pat dry and salt immediately.

For the Stew:

In a large pot, melt butter. Add onion, garlic, pepper, salt and pepper and brown slightly. Add cumin, chili pepper, corn, squash and jalapeo and cook to soften. Add sausage, cook until browned then add water. Bring up to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Add beans, bring water to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp turn pink. Serve in bowls garnished with pumpkin seeds.

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