Archive for July, 2009

Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Roja

July 22, 2009

IMG_0116_enchiladasI got this recipe from the Latin American Spice & Recipe Kit, which was on clearance at Williams Sonoma.    Not sure if they have any more, but I got mine at the store on Walnut.    It’s a nice box with 6 different mexican spices (Cumin, Guajillo Chili Powder, Achiote Powder, Ancho Chili Powder, Chipotle Chili Powder, and Mexican Oregano).   I’m pretty sure you can buy most of this in the Giant Eagle Mexican section or Reynas in the Strip.    It’s an interesting recipe as in it requires you to make your own enchiladas sauce, but with a blender – it’s very easy to get everything down to a puree.    I was blown away by the tastiness of the sauce paired with the sour cream.   For the radishes, slices seemed kind of big, so I cut it into planks and it was a nice complement to the other flavors.    I might try not to reduce it too much in the pan, because it didn’t seem like I had enough sauce.    Or possibly double the sauce recipe to have enough left over.

IMG_0116_enchiladas_2Another thing I really like was running the tortillas thru the hot oil.   Not only did it get the tortillas very pliable to roll, it added a little crust and really brought out the flavors.    I’ve used this to much success for making soft tacos out of the remaining corn tortillas.   Usually I’ve been more of a flour tortilla guy.   

One last thing, I might keep the enchiladas in the oven a bit longer to warm especially if it’s taking you awhile to assemble the dish.