Sunday, January 6, 2008

Mexican Delights

Well, it's official: I love Mexico. It's probably pretty hard not too. Gorgeous ocean, friendly folks, a sun that warms you to the core, and of course great food! I'm going to let the pictures do most of the talking in this post...

Cerveza on the Beach

Michelada
A strange but suprisingly refreshing concoction of lime juice, chili spices, and beer. This was mom's mid-afternoon staple...you know, when reading on the beach became a bit taxing and she needed something to quench her hard-earned thirst.
PiƱa Colada
Frutas Frio
This is one of my absolute favourites. The little fruit stands that sell pineapple, watermelon, coconut, etc. They dump lime juice, salt, and chile on top. It's sooooo delicious.Chile RellenosQueso Fundido
Just look at this beauty. Talk about points for presentation! There are scallions, nopales, and cilantro on top of the fondue.

Mahi Mahi
Served with a mound of garlic, which I decided to brush to the side of my plate. Yikes.

Hot Nuts!
This one is for you, Alison! Nothing better to cap off a tequila-sodden night.

5 comments:

thomas b said...

Two questions: when are we all going to Mexico?! - and, should we expect Hot Nuts at our next group dinner?

c-licious said...

Muy bien! Thanks a lot Claire, just what I needed, to be more jealous of your trip to Mexico. Just so you know, I had some fantASStic mashed potatoes several times over the Christmas break.

claire said...

Well, the Moller women are firmly committed to booking our return trip very soon! All are welcome. And alas, I did not smuggle Hot Nut contraband over international borders. I'm not crazy, you know.

Anonymous said...

Hot Nuts are no laughing matter! They have changed my life.
. . . forever.

Meg said...

Mmmm, that beer-lime-chili drink sounds amazing! I'm gonna have to experiment with that... what spices do you think they add?

The chili lime and salt dressing on the Frutas Frio is also awesome on jicama. We used to make that for samples when I worked at South China Seas and I very quickly became addicted.

I want to live in that photo of cerveza on the beach.