In honor of Cinco de Mayo, really because I look for any excuse to eat Mexican Food…. Let me introduce you to my Greek-Mex: Beef Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Refried Black Eyed Peas, and Chips and Salsa!!!
First, I must give complete credit where credit is due too… there is a kindred blogger out there and she doesn’t even know it (or me). Maybe it is because we both adore
Mexican Food Tex-Mex and have moved away from our home, the great country state of Texas! Anyway, she has a wonderful blog called, Homesick Texan, and shares some wonderful recipes, pictures, and stories!
Unfortunately for me, I did not have quite a few of the ingredients called for, but with an ambitious heart and determined spirit I gave it my all. I followed each of her recipes as best as I was able and added a slight addition myself: Creamy Jalapeno Avocado Sauce. I simply blended some Greek yogurt, half and avocado, a couple of jared jalapenos, some lime juice, and salt and pepper! It. was. fantastically. wonderful!
Actually, considering that I was missing the most beloved ingredient, fresh cilantro, I think things turned out as good as can be expected living in a foreign land where no other ethnic cuisine (except pizza and pasta, but even they have a Greek spin) is offered outside of the most major cities.
As a Texan though, I must admit this was definitely more Greek-Mex than anything I have ever tasted. Practically just a tease of what I know to be the real, authentic Mexican food AND the also beloved Tex-Mex versions from each beloved city of: Dallas, Austin, or San Antonio!
Short and sweet, it was a fun experience to make homemade enchiladas in Greece, but I think I will stick to only fajitas, quesadillas, and salsa while living abroad!
I hope you ate/drank more than your share of Mexican food and margaritas for us today!
Kali Orexi until next time!