Tacos de Carnitas ~ Pulled Pork Tacos

Carnitas (H2)There’s nothing I love more than a summer gathering with good weather, good company, and good food. Karla, of Mexican Food Memories, is compiling a Cooking Comadres Summer Menu that includes a list of Mexican-inspired recipes for your next barbecue.

Where I come from barbecues are all about hamburgers and hot dogs, corn on the cob and watermelon, but recently the younger generation (i.e. my brothers, cousins, and I) have been sneaking in some more ethnic, fusion-like recipes, and quite honestly I haven’t heard anyone complain. In fact, I think these carnitas are becoming a standard favorite just like those hamburgers.
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Paletas de Piña Caramelizada con Crema ~ Caramelized Pineapple and Cream Popsicles

Paletas de Piña Caramelizada con Crema (H2)Summer has always been my favorite season. It must be my Mediterranean blood because I couldn’t live without sunshine, summer breezes, fresh veggies from the garden, or warm weather. Summer also means barbecues with family and friends, long, lazy days, open windows, the sound of thunderstorms, and cool treats.

This week, Lola of Lola’s Cocina is kicking off the summer season with #PaletaWeek. Paletas are the Mexican version of popsicles, but paletas are so much more than overly sweetened frozen water. Paletas contain chunks of fresh fruit and they come in hundreds of tropical flavors.
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Baja-Style Tacos de Pescado

Tacos de Pescado #1

So, along with the ceviche, these fish tacos are going to be added to my list of firsts. Can you believe that I had never tried fish tacos before?! Wow! I was totally missing out. But, I do have reason. When I lived in Mexico and even when I visit, I always find myself in the central part of the country (Mexico City, Puebla) or on the eastern coast (Veracruz). I have never ventured over to the western coast, even though I would LOVE to visit that area some day. So, you see? That’s why I haven’t tried a fish taco before.

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