Monday, January 28, 2008

Mexican Hash

Tonight seemed like a good night to use up some of the ingredients in my fridge that were days away from going bad. My first thought was to use the shrimp and this divine hot sauce I have. Key Lime Habanero Hot Sauce, whoo wheee, what a kick! I found it at Target and I am convinced that they will discontinue it, so I think I better stock up!

Also in the fridge were some black beans and an avocado. In the freezer i always have frozen cooked rice, perfect for quick cooking. I found this rice also from Target called Lime Cilantro Rice mix and I make the whole thing, use the amount i want and freeze that rest.
So into the skillet I sauteed some garlic in olive oil then I add the beans, rice, avocado, shrimp some salsa and the habanero sauce. Then drizzled some lime juice on it and add a bit of salt, pepper, oregano, paprika and red pepper flakes. The great thing about cooking and using recipes is that you can substitute. Let's say you don't like avocado, add some corn instead. Or maybe beans aren't your thing, just use some more salsa or maybe add chopped mushrooms for substance. Not a fan of cilantro, use parsley. Chile powder too hot for you, use some paprika. Be creative and have fun! Cooking should never be a headache, if it is, call me!

2 comments :

Bonnie said...

i think i will need some cooking lessons from you when i get back! my dad calls leftover day "fridge casserole" day. i like your version better!

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