There are some recipes that keep on giving. This is the case of the following examples where if there are any leftovers, you can prepare a completely different meal with them. Included here also are recipes that have amazing sauces with so much potential that we just had to use them in a completely new form in another recipe. Here are some examples of our favourite combinations.
Creamy Enchiladas and Butternut Squash
This sauce has so much potential! The main ingredients are toasted peanuts and dried chillies that together create a creamy and indulgent sauce. The flavours are rich, intense but very smooth at the same time. When used with our Creamy Enchiladas, the flavour of the sauce goes perfectly well with the simple and fresh filling but the best part is the combination with the lightly fried corn tortillas. Corn tortillas are such a tasty product. Contrary to flour tortillas, corn tortillas actually provide nutrition and such a lovely corn flavour. Find the recipe for Creamy Enchiladas here.
When the sauce is combined with the butternut squash, we get the beautiful nutty creaminess from the sauce that goes perfectly well with the sweetness from the roasted butternut squash. Added to that, the lovely textures from the black rice salad makes it an amazing experience in every bite. In both cases, the sauce is the key to success that transforms very simple meals into stunning ones. A beautiful vegetarian sauce that would brighten up even other protein-based dishes. Find the Roasted Butternut Squash with Creamy Pasilla Sauce here.
Shepherd’s Pie and Pasilla Meatballs
The guajillo sauce used in both of these recipes is a tomato and dried chillies based sauce. The dried chillies used are guajillo and ancho, two of our most traditional chillies in Mexican gastronomy. Both of these chillies have fruity undertones and are not spicy at all. It is all about depth and flavour. When these chillies are blended with tomatoes and garlic, the result is rich, bright red and delicious. The sauce gives a beautiful Mexican twist to the traditional Shepherd's Pie. It combines beautifully well with the lamb and the creamy potatoes. You can find the recipe for Shepherd's Pie here. This same sauce works amazingly well with our Turkish inspired Meatballs, creating a very intense flavourful combination. We can't recommend this combination enough. You can find the recipe for Pasilla Meatballs here.
Pulled Pork Tacos and Pork Belly Tacos (Green Salsa)
Green salsas are one of the most delicious there are. The main ingredient in most of them is the tomatillo. Tomatillos, even when they look like a tomato, are more closely related to cape gooseberries. Their flavour is tart and citrusy, incredibly bright and tasty. There are many ways to make tomatillo based sauces but they often have onion, garlic and coriander as a base. Tomatillos can be used fresh, roasted or cooked. All of these processes provide extra depth in their flavour that when mixed with the above-mentioned ingredients or with dried or fresh chillies, produce some of the most delicious sauces there are. Green sauces and salsas are fantastic with everything! Pork, chicken, beef and of course, vegetarian dishes. There’s just no way to go wrong with a good green sauce. This green salsa recipe is pure magic with any of these two taco recipes. Find the recipe for Pork Belly Tacos here and the recipe for Pulled Pork Tacos here.
Baja Veggie Tacos and Baja Fish Bites
There is something about the batter used to make authentic fish tacos. The ingredients are easy to get and it is relatively easy to put together, however, it can be tricky to get the consistency right. It can’t be too heavy or too thin. The only course of action is to keep making it! The recipe to make our Baja Fish Bites is exactly the same to make a veggie version of it. In the case of the Baja Veggie Tacos, the result is so authentic and delicious that it is hard to tell there’s no fish in it. It’s all about that batter and the toppings. Find the recipe for Baja Fish Bites here and for Baja Veggie Tacos here.
Pulled Pork Tacos and Pulled Pork Sandwich
These two recipes have something in common: tender and delicious pulled pork. Both options are perfect examples of how to make the most from leftovers. In the case of the Pulled Pork Sandwich, the pork works great with a tamarind-chipotle based sauce that is equally tasty and moreish. In the case of the Pulled Pork Tacos, the key is the salsa verde. A green sauce so delicious that we just keep making on it. Same delicious pulled pork, two amazing and very different dishes. What’s not to like? Find the recipe for Pulled Pork Tacos here and find the recipe for Pulled Pork Sandwich here.
How do you make the most of your leftovers? Do you like to make different recipes with the same ingredients? We hope you find inspiration with these suggestions and enjoy your delicious Mexican food in many different ways.
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