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 margaritasâ€”Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking adds spice to any kitchen.
C&B&R Featured Cook Katie, Cook It Fresh:
I often cook Mexican food at home, and my efforts have ranged from homemade tamales (an all-afternoon endeavor) to frozen burritos. The dishes in Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee mostly fall somewhere between those two extremes, with recipes that combine pre-packaged ingredients with fresher ingredients that add plenty of flavor. This book is an accessible mixture of Tex-Mex and more traditional Mexican cuisine and includes a short history of Mexican food in the United States (did you know that “Tex-Mex” originally referred to a railroad rather than a type of food?). Recipes for fast, simple meals are interspersed with instructions for making Mexican basics, such as salsa and corn tortillas, from scratch. Although many of the recipes are very simple (some require only two ingredients), there is no sense that Lee is skimping on flavor or quality. The recipes in Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking would benefit any cook, whether a beginner cooking homemade Mexican food for the first time or an accomplished cook looking for some fast, weeknight recipes that are packed with flavor.
Ready for some easy Mexican cooking?
We recommend starting with this recipe for Arroz à la Méxicana