Allison Day


Oh dear me. It seems, for the first time ever, I’m posting my Taste and Create late! I made a recipe from my partner’s blog, two recipes in fact, and a week early at that! But then I had a midterm, and a ridiculous amount of cooking to do for Memorial Day weekend, oh and a paper due next week, and it sort of slipped my mind.

But the food, oh the food! Definitely memorable. I even wanted to make sushi out of it, but it seems that my brother loved it so much he ate it all up! It really was delicious.

At first, I was a little scared. When I found out Ben (my partner for this month) blogs mostly about Mexican food, I was definitely worried! You see, I adore Mexican food Americanized Mexican food, and eat it quite often! However, I have never actually cooked it, and probably have never had authentic Mexican food! Looking at his website, everything looked so spicy. I wasn’t sure I would be able to find something I liked!

Boy was I wrong. I actually found two recipes that sounded good, and decided to put my own little twist on it. First, I marinated shrimp using his Camarones al Mojo de Ajo recipe. (Speaking of which, apparently lime juice turns garlic blue! I was cooking the sauce, and suddenly had little blue things floating around. 😛 ) Then I alternated them with some steak on skewers. I had my dad grill them, then I served them with his Mango Barbecue Sauce! It was fantastic, although for someone (me!) who can’t handle too much heat in her food, I had to use the barbecue sauce sparingly (it’s spicy!!)

Once again, another successful Taste and Create! For more Mexican recipes, visit Ben’s blog, What’s Cooking?

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  1. Ben says:

    OMG! I thought I didn’t sign up for this month’s T&C. I just realized my name was on the list. SHOOT! I am sorry about this I’ve been crazy busy this month, but if it is OK with you I will make something this week (I know I am going to be late, but I really want to try some of your recipes) Sorry about that again. At least you enjoyed the recipes 🙂

  2. Allison says:

    That’s completely fine! I thought I had been forgotten about again, for the third month in a row! I can’t wait to see what you decide to make!

  3. Melissa Donovan says:

    Mexican food is my favorite. I don’t like it too spicy though. I have had authentic Mexican food on several occasions and it is definitely tasty. Fish tacos! Yum!

  4. Allison says:

    Fish tacos are so good! My favorite are the ones from Taco Nazo (aka Senor Baja)! Delicious!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Wow, those look fantastic! I love the sound of the mango sauce. Well done!

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  7. For the Love of Food » Taste&Create X - T&C May Round-Up says:

    […] from Sushi Day blogged about What’s Cooking?’s Camarones al Mojo de Ajo and Mango Barbecue Sauce. Allison says “Extremely flavorful and […]

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