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“Caldo Michi” — “Michi Broth”

The name of the dish comes from the word michtli, which means fish in Nahuatl, commonly prepared in Jalisco and Michoacán. Fish varieties found in lakes within these states are used. 
This broth is prepared with fresh water fish, as well as cooked vegetables, serrano chili and Chipotle, seasoning the dish with salt and lemon, the vegetables can be fried a little before cooking.

The first Japanese arrived in Guadalajara fleeing the disasters of the Second World War. Some of the descendants still work in the restaurants of the San Juan de Dios market, selling the famous Michi broth, a mixture of culinary culture between two countries.

The first generation that came to Jalisco was the one that founded the business in that market, but the descendants were the ones who acquired the knowledge of the famous broth. Javier Yutaka Nagatome, tells that his father married a Mexican of Japanese origin, and both had a local raw fish and realizing that they had much left, they gave the task of preparing a broth to consume.

They came little by little customers who craved the dish, until they turned it into an emblematic dish. 
One of the variations with this broth, it is said that some of the brothers prepare the fish in tempura, thus being very crunchy and was accompanied with cabbage, tomatoes and a Mexican ingredient: the chili ever fought.

Recipe

Ingredients: 
Sauce of Chile wide 

‚ÄĘ 200gr of wide chili deveined¬†
‚ÄĘ 3 cloves of garlic¬†
‚ÄĘ 2 branches of marjoram¬†
‚ÄĘ 2 leaves of Laurel¬†
‚ÄĘ 2 cloves¬†
‚ÄĘ 1 Stick of cinnamon¬†
‚ÄĘ 4 tbsp of vinegar

Michi broth

‚ÄĘ 3 garlic cloves finely chopped¬†
‚ÄĘ 150 gr of chopped white onion¬†
‚ÄĘ 3 tbsp of oil¬†
‚ÄĘ 300 sliced cabbage gr finely¬†
‚ÄĘ 4 sliced carrots
‚ÄĘ 1 chayote cut into cubes¬†
‚ÄĘ 3 zucchini in cubes¬†
‚ÄĘ 250 gr skinless tomato cut in cubes¬†
‚ÄĘ 1 1/2 liter of fish broth or chicken¬†
‚ÄĘ 1 kg catfish cut into pieces¬†
‚ÄĘ Salt and pepper¬†
‚ÄĘ chopped Cilantro¬†
‚ÄĘ Oregano¬†
‚ÄĘ lemon

Preparation: 

Wide chili sauce  

1. Soak the chilies in water together with the garlic, marjoram, laurel, cloves and cinnamon for 10 min. Remove from water, liquefy with vinegar, strain and reserve. 

Michi Broth

2. Sauté the garlic and onion in a saucepan.
3. Sauté the vegetables in the same pot: cabbage, carrot, chayote, zucchini and tomato, season to taste. 
4. Add the wide chili sauce and broth. Cook over medium heat for 15 min. 

5. Introduce the fish into the stew and simmer until the fish and vegetables are cooked. Season.

Enjoy…¬† ;9

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KEFIR

The word Kefir comes from the Turkish word “Keif”, which means “feeling good” or “good face”.¬†
The kefir is a fermented milk that is made with lactic acid cultures made with grains of Kefir.

The main difference between the fermentation process of kefir and yogurt is that the first one ferments milk by a lacto-alcoholic reaction (the lactose of milk is transformed into lactic acid and carbon dioxide and alcohol is produced, the latter in a proportion less than 1%), while yogurts process is only lactic (lactose is transformed into lactic acid).

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Health benefits: 
‚ÄĘ Regenerates the intestinal flora destroyed by a poor diet, use of antibiotics and other aggressive treatments for these organs.¬†
‚ÄĘ Therefore helps to improve digestion and avoid constipation.¬†
‚ÄĘ Decreases the amount of bad cholesterol in our body (LDL)
‚ÄĘ Contributes minerals (calcium, phosphorus and magnesium)

‚ÄĘ Provides vitamins (group B and vitamin K)¬†

‚ÄĘ Contributes amino acids (tryptophan)

How to prepare coconut kefir:
Ingredients: 
-1 lt of coconut water 
-100 gr of granules of kefir 

Preparation: 
1. Place granules in a glass jar and pour coconut water. 
2. Cover and leave in cool, dark place for 48 hours. 
3. After this time the kefir granules that rose to the surface will be noticed. 
4. Strain and store the granules in the refrigerator with more water and sugar. 
5. Keep the product already fermented for two days and consume after this time.

Cocadas

It is said that cocadas (a soft, chewy coconut) are a Latin American relative of the classic macaroon cookie. 

Some food historians claim that cocadas are from Colima, while others point out the mention of cocadas in 19th century literature regarding Peruvian culture.

Cocadas are traditionally a toasted, golden brown color dessert. Occasionally, the food coloring used in cocadas are used to symbolize the flag colors of a country, just to create a dessert as patriotic as it is delicious. Other variations on the classic cocada involve the addition of whole or chopped almonds, bits of dried fruit and flavors such as chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, dulce de leche (cajeta), lime and orange. 

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I will show you a recipe…

Ingredients:

  • 2¬†2‚ĀĄ3¬†cups shredded coconut
  • 3‚ĀĄ4¬†cup condensed milk
  • 1¬†egg
  • 1‚ĀĄ4¬†teaspoon almond essence
  • Butter

How to prepare them:

  1. In a bowl, mix shredded coconut, egg, condensed milk, and almond essence until everything is well mixed.
  2. Let rest for two or three minutes.
  3. Spread butter on a baking sheet to coat.
  4. Using two teaspoons, put small amounts of the mixture in the baking sheet.
  5. Bake at medium temperature 163 Celsius degrees, or 325 Fahrenheit degrees for 25 minutes or until they are golden, dry and smooth at the same time.

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Now you just have to…

ENJOY!!! :9

Tortas ahogadas… <3

Tortas ahogadas (drowned cake) is a very delicious dish from Jalisco.

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It is prepare with bread known as birote, a salty bread with hard crust. It is stuffed with pork and is bathed in a tomato sauce. It is accompanied by a chili tree sauce, very spicy. 

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Of course this is the basic form to prepare it, the typical torta ahogada, but you can add whatever you want, nowadays people change the recipes.¬† ūüôā

A legend of its origin is: “Arriving one day at home a hungry peasant, found that there was only one bread, beans, a little pork and tomato sauce. So he started to work and elaborated a delicacy that he liked so much that he asked his wife for the recipe of tomato sauce, because that was the most important component.” But we can’t know the exactly origin of this dish.

Even though we know that Tortas ahogadas are another creation of the fusion between cultures. 

:9 en exquisite dish… ‚̧

Mexican food…do you really believe that?

We know that people from different countries thinks that Mexican food is just tacos, quesadillas, gorditas, pambazos…etc. just the typical “antojitos”…¬† ūüė°

I totally disagree with this idea. Mexican food is more than tacos or any kind of food that most of the people sell t streets or markets. This idea comes from all the foreigners just because they see us as a poor country. Of course tacos are very popular and they are from Mexico, but we have more delicious dishes.

A person who thinks that this text is okay is a stupid person that needs to read more cultural books, history books, more about this country. 

Last week a chef told us that Mexican food is the result of a fusion of different ingredients. Is a mixture with a meaning.

Mexican food isn’t just the dishes that people can prepare with native ingredients, it is the delicious dishes that people have prepared since the prehispanic times and their evolution that came with the different events that happened here, because that things gave a meaning to the food that now we can enjoy.¬†

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THAT IS MEXICAN FOOD, THE HISTORY FOOD HAS! 

 

And tell me… do you agree or disagree?

 

CARAMEL!

A caramel is just the combination of water and sugar… but…

There are two techniques to prepare caramel… let see them

  1. Sugar plus water:
  • This¬†technique¬†is¬†based¬†on¬†place¬†the¬†sugar¬†in¬†a¬†casserole,¬†covering¬†it¬†just¬†with¬†water¬†Lead¬†to¬†the¬†fire¬†and¬†stir¬†just¬†until the¬†sugar¬†dissolves.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, stop stirring, otherwise the caramel crystallizes.¬†
    Let the sugar boil with the water until the edges begin to take a darker color.
  • It is recommended to use immediately as it crystallizes quickly.

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    2. Just sugar:

  • This technique is to prepare dry caramel, using only sugar.
  • Pour half of the sugar into the casserole.¬†
  • By not adding water it can be stirred continuously.¬†
  • Take to the fire and stir the sugar to distribute the heat well and the caramel is even.
  • Once the caramel is done, the other part of sugar is added and the same is done in the same way until the point is reached.¬†
  • It should be removed from the fire immediately so that it does not continue cooking.

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Turr√≥n… a little bit about it…

¬†‚̧ Nougat and marzipan are two products made from almonds and sugars whose origin dates back centuries ago. It is said that in the Greek period was prepared a pasta composed of nuts, principally almond, and honeys, which was used for the Greek athletes as an energy product to participate in the Olympics.

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The Arabs were the ones who introduced this sweet, and so it is recognized by the regulating Council of the protected geographical indications of the turrón of Jijona and Alicante. Despite everything, there are different versions about the origin of the nougat.

  • Some people say that the nougat arose after a contest proposed by the Arabs in which it was to seek a nutritious food that was preserved in good condition during a long stay and that was transported easily by their armies.
  • Other people say that the nougat arose thanks to the elaboration by a craftsman of Barcelona, named Turr√≥, who made a food with abundant raw materials of the region that would be an indispensable resource in times of scarcity and famines. (the name of the sweet is because this man, that’s what says this theory).¬†

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No matter the origin of this sweet, it is delicious and perfect to prepare a nice dessert…

If you didn’t know it, look for it and taste it.

IT IS DELICIOUS!!!  :9

Enchiladas from Durango… a delicious dish <3

This enchiladas are from the “Camino Real de Tierra Adentro” a road where people started to interchange minerals like silver. It is called “Silver Road” too. Durango is one of the places where the road used to pass. Enchiladas are a very delicious dish, but each state has its own type of enchiladas, it depends on the ingredients the state produce the most.¬†

Lets see the recipe…

10 Guajillo chilis 
1 Tablet of chocolate 
4 slices of toasted bolillo 
salt 
pepper 
Cumin 
Oregano 
1 clove of garlic 
1 tablespoon oil 
Tortillas or dough to prepare them
Cheese 
Onion 
Frying oil 
Cream 
Onion Rings

How to prepare them…

1. Devein and clean dry chilies. 
2. Broil and Soak. 
3. Toast the bread slices. 
4. When the chilies are soft put in the blender with salt, pepper, oregano, cumin and toasted bread and garlic, liquefy until a mix is not very liquid but not thick.

5. Heat the tablespoon of oil, add the sauce by passing it through a sieve, add the chocolate slowly until you get a sweetness you like. 
6. Fry tortillas, drain and fill with cheese and onion, dip with sauce and accompany with cheese, cream and onion rings.

JUST ENJOY! :9

Churros!

The last class I had at bakery, we prepared a delicious churros…

Lets see how to prepare them…you will love them ‚̧¬†

Ingredients:

  • 1 lt vegetable oil¬†
  • 0.24 lt water¬†
  • 0.1125 kg butter¬†
  • 0.15 kg flour¬†
  • 0.05 kg sal¬†
  • 0.18 kg eggs¬†
  • sugar¬†
  • cinnamon

Procedure:

1. Heat the oil to fry. 
2. Heat the water with the butter and mix well. 
3. Add flour and salt at once and mix quickly until a homogeneous dough is created. 
4. Remove from heat and add the eggs one by one and mix well, stirring. 
5. Place the mixture in a pastry sleeve and create the churros directly in the hot oil. 
6. Leave them until they are brown, without burning them. 
7. Remove from oil, drain and add them sugar with cinnamon.

And just enjoy! ūüėÄ

 

German bread…Pizza!!

This german bread is a dough preparation for pizza…

Now you can create your own homemade pizza…¬† ūüėČ

Here I’ll show you the recipe…it’s so easy…

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 kg flour¬†
  • 300 cc agua¬†
  • 300 cc beer¬†
  • 0.02 kg yeast¬†
  • 0.01 kg salt¬†
  • 0.05 kg sugar¬†
  • 0.02 kg improver¬†
  • 0.03 kg milk powder¬†
  • 0.05 kg butter

HOW TO PREPARE IT…

1. Activate the Yeast, just adding a little hot water to the yeast and stir.

2. Mix all the ingredients and let it rise for 12 hours. 

3. Roll out with a roller and shape. 

4. Cover with the sauce you want to and add vegetables or meat and cheese, whatever you want to pizza of. 

5. Bake at 180 ¬į C for 10-15 min. aprox.

ENJOY! :9