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Saturday
May072011

Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tostadas & Guacamole

 

 

I saw this recipe from Cooking Light and I've had my eye on it for awhile.  I decided not to wait until the summer vegetables were actually ready, so I used a can of corn instead of fresh corn off the cob.  I also used pepper jack cheese in lieu of monterey jack cheese to add a little extra flavor, and as you can see in the picture I probably could have used less cheese.  A lot of the reviews said that the bottom of the tostadas were soggy, so to prevent that I broiled both sides of the tortilla and there were no issues with sogginess.  When I re-heat the leftovers I'm going to add a little tabasco to the chicken and vegetable mixture to add a little spice.  I can't wait to try this one again when summer vegetables are fresh at the farmer's market.
I love my molcajete, it's a completely unnecessary but fun addition to my kitchen.  I make pretty standard guacamole; 2 avocadoes, a handful or two of chopped tomatoes, a handful of chopped onions, 1 chopped jalapeño, some cilantro, and kosher salt.  This Molcajete link on Williams-Sonoma has a helpful video of how to whip up some guacamole with the mortar and pestle.  I've also decided that it's impossible to get an appetizing picture of guacamole.

 

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