It's a Mexican fiesta Sandy Style with three dishes sure to make any fiesta fabulous. Sandra Lee starts the fiesta with her take on a traditional Mexican dish, Black Bean Sopes. Then her Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp Tacos will tantalize the taste buds of even the most traditional taco lover. And for cocktail time, her Acai Margarita will really get your fiesta started! And of course, a festive tablescape that will have everyone talking.
Recipes in This Episode
* Acai Margarita
* Caramel Banana Taquitos
* Chile Lime Grilled Shrimp Tacos
Comcast has the recipes as Black Bean Sopes, Chili lime shrimp, and the cocktail-just like above! Except when do we get to make banana taquitos (from the recipe list)?? Unless Sandy’s take on Sopes is taquitos?
PURPLE!PURPLE!PURPLE!! What an ugly collar detail on that dress. Because when I think Mexican food, I think PURPLE!
Mexican food is like a party in your mouth.
Sandy is using polenta in a tube instead of masa (because masa is soooo hard to find). It looks like she is using polenta with herbs-strange combination for a sope. Fry the polenta rounds; rinse the black beans, add store bought salsa and hot sauce and mash (so it is a beautiful topping that doesn’t roll off!). You can see the flavor. Flip the polenta. Let’s make the sour cream…
But first we go to the shrimp, and pour the Lowery’s over top cover, and the acid cooks it!
Back to the sour cream: ½ c sour cream-so easy! Semi homemade is so easy! If you shop at the grocery store, you cook semi-homemade! < As opposed to growing and killing your food, to cook from scratch.> Add the lime juice and hot sauce to the sour cream and mix. Remove and drain the polenta-3 or 4 is a genius meal! Plop the bean goo on top, add some iceberg lettuce for freshness and crunch, put on the salsa (eat these and do the salsa<to the bathroom>!) add the sour cream-it doesn’t dollop when it’s been thinned out with lime juice and hot sauce ; She promises us shrimp, taquitos, and cocktail when we return.
Commercials suck this week, in my market at least.
We’re back for the shrimp tacos. Those shrimp look awfully messy. Sandra thawed the shrimp, used her own flavoring (LOWERY’S), and she’s cooking them on her OWN electric grill. WOW. Flip when they turn pink-except the sauce is red…get out the red cabbage, and store bought guac…amole <Sandra’s pause>. Cook the shrimp, then cut the tails off-rather than before cooking. Once more, we have sour cream! Doll it up with the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. The seeds are flavor that will give the sourcream pop and flavor. If you know how to use your grocery store, semihomade is the best food you can make! Serve the toppings in a sectioned dish (Sour cream, guac, onion, cabbage). Build a Taco! Salsa is a substitute if you don’t have onions! Break time! When we return, the bananas, the cocktail, and a PurplePerfect tablescape! Whoot!
Desert! Yay! The taquitos have arrived. Canned dulce de leche is genius in a can. Bananas are in the top five products in the grocery store-everybody had them (I forgot to get them this week), so we can all make this desert (since we all have dulce de leche in a can in the pantry). Smear the caramel goo on the tortilla (which was heated in the microwave first), put in the banana chunk and coconut. Coconut always adds to bananas dishes. Roll , stab with a pick, into the skillet these goes (Sandyism) to fry. Chocolate and coffee into a bowl, flip the taquito, she makes some noises about coffee, sugar, and caffeine. Drizzle the sauce on the fried taquitos, and deep throat them! Break time!
We’re back! Cocktail time! Gather your booze. Acai juice (3c), margarita mix (2 c), tequila (1c). So a 5:1 juice to booze ratio. This and the banana thing is all she tasted. Scrape time. Tropical print tube dress, and lots of purple, because Sandra thinks fiesta when she sees purple. She stole Aarti’s hair flower! Argh!
Each week, we get more and more digressions touting the fabulousness of Semi-Homemade. Weird. It disrupts the flow of the show, and the recaps. Blame Sandra, not me.
Edited by cissyboo, May 1, 2011 @ 11:02 AM.