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Chili Citrus Mezcal Wings

Chili Citrus Mezcal Wings

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If you happened to miss the exciting news, Chicano Eats has been nominated for “Best New Voice” in the 2017 Saveur Food Blog Awards! If you’d like to show your support, you can head here to cast your vote for me! You can vote daily, as many times as you’d like. It is such an honor to be nominated alongside 5 other really talented creators. I can’t thank you enough because without you, I wouldn’t have been nominated.

Se los agradezco.

The idea for these wings randomly popped in my head as I was leaving work a few days ago. I was having a day where all I wanted at the moment was a platter of really crispy wings, and I thought to myself…what if I made a sauce/glaze with mezcal? Mezcal already pairs really well with citrus, so why not give it a go? I got in the kitchen and winged the sauce and it actually worked really well. The mezcal I used was really smoky, or as my mom would say, hediondo and it actually came through very nicely with the rest of the flavors. These make for a really good appetizer/party dish, or if you’re like me, a light snack and if you need any ideas on what else to accompany these with, try Billy’s Rosé watermelon slushies!

Have a good weekend, and as always stay chingonx.

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Elote Preparado

Elote Preparado

One of the things I miss the most about living with my parents, believe it or not, are the copious amounts of street food venders that used to roam the streets of SanTana. Not only were we fortunate enough to have paleteros walking by, but we also had hardworking brown men and women walking the streets selling fruta picada, elotes, empanadas, and tamales. The eloteros where my favorite of the bunch. They’d usually walk by ringing their bells when ever I’d be out in the yard miserably helping my dad mow the lawn, and it was always a quick break from having to deal with my dad’s last attempts at trying to butch/toughen me up through manual labor. But, I’ll stop right there and save the rest of the details for when I share my coming out story.

Protip: If you want to earn a little street cred with your Mexican friends, don’t refer to this as “Mexican Street Corn”, “Elote”, or “Mexican Corn”–call them what they are, elotes preparados. 😉

With summer coming up, and with tons of sweet corn starting to flood local supermarkets, elotes preparados are the perfect effortless side dish for your next carne asada gathering/novela binging. If you weren’t aware already..Maria la del Barrio, RBD, Rubi, La Usurpadora and tons of other good classics are up on Netflix now…you’re welcome! 😉

Elote Preparado

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