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Title: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on May 05, 2010, 11:38:21 AM

What are you folks cooking at home fixing for this early May celebration?

I'm still planning.

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Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: AndyBoy on May 05, 2010, 11:49:35 AM
I was thinking maybe tacos. We had a black bean version a couple of weeks ago with a poblano chile and red onion that was pretty good. Maybe I will make tortillas too if I have time.
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: KoPP on May 05, 2010, 12:07:13 PM
Heck with cooking - I'm heading over to Agave... ;)
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on May 05, 2010, 02:20:26 PM
Heck with cooking - I'm heading over to Agave... ;)

I was going to head over to Bone Garden Cantina, but my best gal didn't ask me...

So I'll do some skirt steak, some beans, some mango salsa, and perhaps shave a bit of Corn on the cob into the steak roll-up?

I did find some decent Blanco tequila..  so we may have ONE Margarita.  

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Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: KoPP on May 05, 2010, 03:00:21 PM
Come pick me up and I'll buy your first Marg. Or even your second and third... :)
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Beerbitch on May 05, 2010, 03:25:53 PM
Grilled lamb tacos with tomatillo/mint/jalapeno salsa

And maybe a margarita at Agave on my way home..

Mi Barrio was setting up a big tent today.
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Lorenzo on May 05, 2010, 03:34:17 PM
Tacos at home, using rotisserie chicken from Pubix (or mebbe Costco--haven't decided yet), avocado, and homemade salsa, which is pretty much the only way I eat those chickens.  If I had a grill, I'd do carne asada tacos instead.

Going to a crowded Mexican resto on Cinco de Mayo is like going to a crowded Irish pub on St. Paddy's Day--more effort than it's worth.  I have friends who make a point of doing the opposite: go to an Irish pub on Cinco de Mayo and a Mexican place on St. Paddy's Day.
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: KoPP on May 05, 2010, 03:48:11 PM
I'm going to eat at the bar early - only way of doing it...BB, I'll buy you a Marg if yer around...
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: bettylouski on May 05, 2010, 04:11:57 PM
Chicken chilaquiles with my version of the El Rey green tomatillo/avocado salsa.  Mango pie for dessert
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: KoPP on May 05, 2010, 04:39:13 PM
BTW, the bar is nutz. A lotta folks came out early, and they are parking at the bar. oy.
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Jmolinari on May 05, 2010, 07:53:37 PM
We had baked ziti...is that Mexican:)?
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Foodgeek on May 06, 2010, 05:59:21 AM
We had ramen and sake at Yakitori Jinbei. It wasn't crowded at all.  :)
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: AndyBoy on May 06, 2010, 07:24:42 AM
I stopped by BHFM on the way home, not that it is on my way home, and picked up some things for dinner and decided to make fish tacos. Very nice with mayo with chipolte chili power, urfa, cilantro and lemon juice. We had toppings of tomato, lettuce, serrano chilis, red onion, cilantro and Myer lemons.
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: HaagenDazs on May 06, 2010, 08:03:22 AM
I had softball last night and the game was at 7:30.  We lost 12-14 but we're still #1 in our league.

Considering I'm the cook at home and time was limited, we had a quick-made polenta soup with some bread and a poached farm egg.
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on May 06, 2010, 08:23:01 AM
I stopped by BHFM on the way home, not that it is on my way home, and picked up some things for dinner and decided to make fish tacos. Very nice with mayo with chipolte chili power, urfa, cilantro and lemon juice. We had toppings of tomato, lettuce, serrano chilis, red onion, cilantro and Myer lemons.

Did you deep fry the fish Andy?  They look really good.  That is the way you would have fresh fish tacos in the Southern Baja.. Deep fried with a very thin battered coating..

Fish taco's were my second choice, the skirt steak roll-ups turned out very good, with nice leftovers. 
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on May 06, 2010, 08:24:30 AM
We had baked ziti...is that Mexican:)?  

It depends on the music and the hats I think?             :D

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Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: KoPP on May 06, 2010, 08:35:02 AM
Table seating was fine - it was just the bar that was packed. Looks like a lotta action was going on - the ladies were on the prowl.
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: AndyBoy on May 06, 2010, 09:03:33 AM
Yes they were fried in a light batter in peanut oil. Talapia is not my favorite fish but with all the other toppings to mask the flavor it worked okay. Grilled might have been better.
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on May 06, 2010, 09:30:37 AM
Yes they were fried in a light batter in peanut oil. Talapia is not my favorite fish but with all the other toppings to mask the flavor it worked okay. Grilled might have been better.

Speaking of my favorite place to have fish tacos.  When the residents are feeding a family it almost doesn't matter what kind of fish gets used, whatever bites the bait on the hand-line get's on the menu in a hurry.  But when they want to make it a bit special, they fish for a shallow water shark,  they smoke them on a sortof wicker stand above a brush wood fire for a while, then they peel off the skin and break the firm-but-cooked shark into taco size hunks..   A real taco filling prize is "Pargo" or grouper, we have had them in the teeny taco stalls around Los Barriles time after time.  Pargo is Dog Snapper or Pacific Cubera Snapper.

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Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: AndyBoy on May 06, 2010, 09:38:06 AM
Sounds fantastic.
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Jmolinari on May 06, 2010, 09:53:27 AM
Now i want fish tacos.
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Davo7 on May 06, 2010, 12:55:09 PM
Has anyone ever made carne adovoda(sp?) Saw it on Diner's, Drive-ins and Dives, and it looked pretty good.

I got all the stuff for it ready to go, but then company bailed on us, and didn't want to make 7 lbs of pork tacos for 3 folks.
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on May 06, 2010, 01:42:43 PM
Has anyone ever made carne adovoda(sp?) Saw it on Diner's, Drive-ins and Dives, and it looked pretty good.

I got all the stuff for it ready to go, but then company bailed on us, and didn't want to make 7 lbs of pork tacos for 3 folks.

The recipes I looked at seemed like it would be a wonderful dish..  I have not made it though.   Sortof like my Chile Verde with some exceptions..?

Post the recipe you are using, I'll give it a try in the next few weeks?
I have some pork chunked up and in the freezer, it needs to come out and make us happy....
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Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on May 06, 2010, 04:57:48 PM
Now i want fish tacos.   

I know I sort of went off subject with all the Baja stuff, but I miss it.   We will be back down there soon, and able to taste the REAL stuff...   I hope to fish 2 days, and relax maybe 5 days... ?

Look, if any of you folks want to visit a fairly un-spoiled part of the "safe" Mexico, get in touch with me and I'll give you ALL of the details?    The prices right now are very good...


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Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on May 06, 2010, 05:18:49 PM


Good dinner....    The skirt steak was just right, the beans Y corn were plenty good and the salsa was "da bomb"...


(http://aroundhere.net/Mike2/285Fpics/CicoDeMayo10.jpg)


Click on this for more Cinco De Mayo  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/49637895@N00/sets/72157624007444704/) pictures

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Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Barnum on May 06, 2010, 05:31:25 PM
That looks good Mike!  Tried to make a case for going out the celebrate seis de mayo... didn't work... looks more hopeful that we'll celebrate siete de mayo....  past that my high school Spanish starts to falter...
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Lorenzo on May 07, 2010, 09:40:23 AM
Now i want fish tacos.   

I know I sort of went off subject with all the Baja stuff, but I miss it.   We will be back down there soon, and able to taste the REAL stuff...   I hope to fish 2 days, and relax maybe 5 days... ?

Look, if any of you folks want to visit a fairly un-spoiled part of the "safe" Mexico, get in touch with me and I'll give you ALL of the details?    The prices right now are very good...

Now you've got me all nostalgic.  I used to kayak all over the Sea of Cortez side of Baja when I lived in San Diego. Bahia de Los Angeles (or "LA Bay"), Mulege to Loreto, Loreto to La Paz.  Buying fish from locals or spearing it myself, cooking it up on the beach, and sleeping under the stars.  It's another world down there. <sigh>
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: KoPP on May 07, 2010, 09:43:03 AM
I missed out on a trip to the shore this weekend - my turn to do the server updates this weekend. Softshell crabs and shrimp are bigtime good right now. Waaaaaah....
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on May 08, 2010, 11:05:21 AM
Now i want fish tacos.   

I know I sort of went off subject with all the Baja stuff, but I miss it.   We will be back down there soon, and able to taste the REAL stuff...   I hope to fish 2 days, and relax maybe 5 days... ?

Look, if any of you folks want to visit a fairly un-spoiled part of the "safe" Mexico, get in touch with me and I'll give you ALL of the details?    The prices right now are very good...

Now you've got me all nostalgic.  I used to kayak all over the Sea of Cortez side of Baja when I lived in San Diego. Bahia de Los Angeles (or "LA Bay"), Mulege to Loreto, Loreto to La Paz.  Buying fish from locals or spearing it myself, cooking it up on the beach, and sleeping under the stars.  It's another world down there. <sigh>

More on this later..  It is a wonderful place.. 

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Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Davo7 on May 12, 2010, 09:50:56 AM
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Jmolinari on May 12, 2010, 09:54:55 AM
Davo that sounds CRAZY good.
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: LizR on May 12, 2010, 01:50:37 PM
It does, and it reminded me of Rick Bayless' wonderful recipe for country ribs. Have to make that soon!
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on May 05, 2015, 10:13:49 AM


Reading back through this thread reminded me of KOPP and times past..   

I have no idea what we/I will be fixing tonight, I know it will be Mexican themed. 

I have frozen (delicious) cooked pinto's and I do have some fish, but may go to the store and buy some lamb chunks or something to fill a roll-up.  Might buy some tequila. 

What are Y'all fixin to fix ?

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Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: AndyBoy on May 05, 2015, 11:23:10 AM
Well spring shrimp season recently opened so I am thinking some shrimp tacos might be nice with a chilpote mayonnaise, lots of cilantro and lime juice.
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: tansu on May 05, 2015, 04:06:48 PM
Cod taco and margarita: agave nectar, agave tequila, lime.
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on May 06, 2015, 10:06:53 AM
Well spring shrimp season recently opened so I am thinking some shrimp tacos might be nice with a chilpote mayonnaise, lots of cilantro and lime juice.

I had some of my frozen pinto's and bought some shrimp, made some rice and some fresh guacamole.  We were going to do tacos but the rice and beans filled in for it..  Quite delicious but no pictures.

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Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: MadBob on May 07, 2015, 12:38:17 PM
Had us Nachos, loaded up with fresh ground chuck and home made salsa, avocados, sour cream, cheese xtra sharp.....
Title: Re: Cinco De Mayo
Post by: MadBob on July 11, 2015, 06:42:40 AM
Had us Nachos, loaded up with fresh ground chuck and home made salsa, sour cream, cheese xtra sharp and some Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin to wash it all down with....