A friend asked me today to share my recipe for ceviche. I got to thinking about some of my time spent in Mexico. I really missed the foods from there so when I arrived here I started trying to find the ingredients needed. I have found everything I need for my favorites so I thought I would share some of the more popular ones.
Mexican food is quick and easy to make since it is mostly made of meats commonly found here and fresh fruits and vegetable also common here. A few items that you might need but are difficult to find are:
Tortillas - Costco
Salsa - home made or Costco. Home made is much better
Refried beans - Neihu Costco used to have them but my local store in Yonghe doesn’t carry them so I just boil the hell out of a pound of pinto beans found at my local traditional market and mash them with some garlic, salt and pepper.
Tobasco - Found in most local grocery outlets but the local red sauces all work and each has their unique flavor.
Chedder cheese - I use the Costco shredded Mexican Shred. I like goat cheese and I know it’s available here but I have kind of worked around it because I’m lazy.
I may think of some others so I will edit this if I can but I want to get on to posting the ceviche recipe which follows. Please add your favorites too.