Marcela puts her own personal and contemporary spin on some Mexican classics. In this episode she'll share a creative short-cut and secret ingredient for making the 'easiest' Chicken Mole Enchiladas ever, whip up a beautiful Golden Beet Carpaccio-style Salad drizzled with chile infused olive oil, and show viewers how to make her son's favorite cinnamon sugar crispy dessert, Buñuelos.
Marcela has the perfect playbook for putting together Mexican-themed snacks for the big game. First up, Marcela’s classic Game-Winning Guacamole with Fresh-Baked Tortilla Chips. Her Smokin’ Shrimp Skewers marinated in smoky chipotle sauce and her honey glazed Sweet & Spicey Drumettes brushed with a chile ancho and pecan sauce, round out the line-up. Marcela then makes a batch of refreshing Micheladas, cold beer served in chilled mugs with a little salt and lime juice thrown in.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, Marcela designs a cozy, romantic, winter meal that is sure to warm up hearts and bellies. Marcela prepares a Butternut Squash Soup that has a kiss of chipotle flavor, followed by a tender Ancho-Crusted Rack of Lamb served with a mint jelly sauce. For dessert, Marcela puts a fresh Mexican spin on a classic strawberry pie with her Sweet Strawberry Tartlets.
Get ready to fire up the grill -- because in this episode Marcela's putting together a 'taquiza' or Mexican cookout. First up, juicy Beer Marinated Skirt Steak served with fresh salsa and grilled green onions. Two great side dishes to complement this meat come next, consisting of Sautéed Potatoes with Chorizo (Mexican sausage) and Creamy Poblano Pepper Strips (or "Rajas"). And to wash it all down, a refreshing pitcher of Watermelon & Mint "Agua Fresca" or fruit-blended water.
Keep your PJ's and slippers on 'cause Marcela is making brunch - Mexican style! After a long night's sleep, nothing is better than a hearty breakfast and if you love nachos Marcela's Chilaquiles Casseroles are sure to satisfy your hunger. These crispy tortilla chips bathed in a roasted tomatillo sauce, drizzled with sour cream and melted cheese are a delicious alternative to your everyday breakfast. In the mood for eggs?... you're in luck, as she serves up her 'No-Brainer' Eggs Benedicto next, with a fast and easy-to-make chipotle hollandaise sauce. Add a fresh pot of Mexican coffee, lightly spiced with brown sugar, cinnamon and a twist of orange peel and you've got a wickedly good weekend brunch.
Perfected over a lifetime, Marcela opens the family cookbook and shares some favorites including authentic Baja-Style Beer-Battered Fish Tacos served with a fiery, fresh tequila-infused Drunken Salsa and lemon cream sauce. For dessert, her family’s ultimate Choco-Flan, half chocolate cake and half flan drizzled with a creamy caramel-like topping.