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Y Tu Mamá También&
- Charlie's Famous Quac
- Chicken Tacos
12 Years before last year’s space epic Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón directed a relatively low budget Mexican road movie called “Y Tu Mama Tambien.” The film focuses on the relationship between two oversexed teenage boys and a slightly older married woman. The film takes place in rural Mexico, which inspired us to cook up some simple – yet classic -Mexican dishes. Enjoy!
" Life is like the surf, so give yourself away like the sea."
Charlie's Famous Quac
- 2 ripe avocodos
- 2 tomatoes
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 pinch of cayenne
- juice of 1 lime
- salt + pepper to taste
- 1. Run a knife around avocado, twist to pull halves apart. Remove pit and peel.
- 2. Mash avocados in a large bowl to desired consistency (I like to leave some more chunky bits)
- 3. Dice tomatoes and onion and add to bowl. Add paprika, cayenne, lime, salt and pepper.
- 4. Mix everything together, and taste. Add more salt, lime or spice to get desired flavor. Enjoy!
" Life is like the foam of the sea. You must dive into it."
- 2 large chicken breast, cubed
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 6 (6 inch) flour tortillas
- 1 tomato, diced
- 2 tablespoons shredded lettuce
- 2 tablespoons shredded monterey jack cheese
- 2 tablespoons salsa
- 1. Mix vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, green onion, garlic and oregano in a large ziplock bag
- 2. Add cubed chicken to ziplock bag and marinate for at lease 30 minutes.
- 3. Remove chicken from ziplock bag ( keep marinade ), and grill on a griddle pan.
- 4. When chicken is nicely browned, re-add marinade and simmer for a few minutes. Meanwhile, heat tortillas.
- 5. Serve lime chicken mixture in warm tortillas topped with tomato, lettuce, cheese and salsa. (why not add some quac too?)