Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking: More Than 80 Everyday Recipes
Es verdad! You can cook Mexican food on a weeknight in under one hour. Using readily available ingredients and familiar techniques, this easy-to-use cookbook makes Mexican cuisine doable for cooks at any skill level. Tacos, taquitos, flautas, burritos, and even classic Mexican desserts like Churros and cinnamon-scented Arroz con Leche (rice pudding) are just a taste of the more than 80 straightforward recipes. With dishes for every meal of the dayplus refreshing drinks such as agua frescas and potent margaritas—Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking adds spice to any kitchen.
Fast, easy, tasty Mexican cooking- it lives up to it's title
By Shala Kerrigan - October 17, 2011
Quick and Easy Mexican Cooking- More Than 80 Everyday Recipes by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee is based around the idea of quick to prepare, easy meals that are based off of traditional Mexican cooking. The first part of the book explains a bit of the history of cooking and the author's history with Mexican cooking, followed by lists of the seasonings and essential ingredients, a glossary of ingredients and an introduction to Mexican cheeses and easier to find substitution suggestions.
Most of the recipes, with only a few exceptions, are cooked on a stove top, not baked or roasted in an oven. The recipes are all listed with a descriptive name in English, followed by the Español name. There are gorgeous, mouthwatering full color photos of much of the food.
It's separated by recipe type. Sauces, salads, soups, entrees by main ingredient type (poultry and eggs, pork and beef, fish and shellfish), desserts and snacks and drinks. Since the author was a... read more
Quick and Simple as you want it to be.
By Dr Adam Weiss - September 4, 2011
Cecila Hae-Jin Lee has created a great book of Mexican recipes that anyone can try from the classics salsas to the not so classic Herbed pumpkin seed mole.You have soups,salads, chicken, pork , beef and desserts that will keep you in fresh ingredients for as long as you like. I liked how the author used fresh product worked into the dishes to bring out the true flavor of the foods you prepare.
Lives Up to Its Title
By Books and Chocolate - July 23, 2011
This book promises recipes that can be prepared in under one hour for weeknight meals and it does seem to live up to that promise. I've tried a couple of recipes (the bean salad and the Mexican rice) so far that were quick and easy. The other recipes I've read in the cookbook also appear to be quick and simple and use ingredients I can find in my local grocery store with the possible exception of baby octopus for the Soup of the Seven Seas recipe which I'm certain I will not make so that doesn't pose a problem for me.
The recipe sections include salsas and tortillas, salads, soups, vegetables and side dishes, poultry and eggs, beef and pork, fish and shellfish, desserts and snacks, and beverages. There is a menu planning section with suggested recipe combinations for complete meals, as well as lots of color photographs that inspire me to try other dishes such as tortilla soup, vegetable quesadillas, overstuffed chicken sandwich, chicken enchiladas, homemade churros, and... read more
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