Baja Shrimp Tacos

I was on a mission to create a mind-blowing meal for my family.  I had requests for a Mexican-inspired dish so I dug around my recipe box for the perfect dish.  True to form, I modified the cilantro-jalapeno sour cream (the original was a bit too “limey” for my taste) and changed up the taco fixings. The essential components are highly versatile:  the sweet/smoky spice … Continue reading Baja Shrimp Tacos

Baja Spice Rub

I concocted this spice rub to imitate the one used at Chipotle. With a hint of smoky-sweetness, this versatile rub will liven up your protein of choice. My favorite use?  Baja-style shrimp or chicken tacos. Double (or triple!) the measurements to have it mix on hand for future use. Ingredients: 1 1/2 tsp paprika 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar 1 tsp dried oregano 3/4 tsp garlic … Continue reading Baja Spice Rub

Spice-Rubbed Chicken Wings with Spinach & Grilled Veggie Salad

My cooking buddy and I decided to experiment with this wing recipe last night.  We don’t like skin on wings so this recipe was perfect.  I made my favorite salad to compliment the dish:  spinach tossed with grilled red bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and corn, topped with a simple balsamic/olive oil dressing and feta cheese.  To save time, grill the veggies while the wings are … Continue reading Spice-Rubbed Chicken Wings with Spinach & Grilled Veggie Salad