Book Review: Chicano Eats
For those looking to expand their Mexican cuisine beyond what they can get in their local restaurant, Chicano Eats by Estaban Castillo is a worthy buy. With great recipes such as Deviled Shrimp, Green Pozole with Chicken, and Michelada Ribs, there is a lot of ground covered, covering both authentic and fusion. Wonderfully photographed, the recipes are fairly simply, with ingredients found in any well stocked grocery. Both the boozy and non-boozy drink section is well done, and not just an afterthought like some cookbooks. If you are looking for a great entry book into Mexican cuisine, this book is highly recommended.
Recipe from the book:
Pineapple-Passion Fruit Mojito
3 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. silver rum
1 1/2 oz. passion fruit puree or pulp
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. sugar
6 mint leaves, plus sprig for garnish
Muddle all ingredients in the bottom of a highball glass. Add in ice, top with seltzer, garnish with mint.