posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 08:49 AM
I am somewhat surprised to hear you are able to cook chicken enchiladas, if those are anything like we would have here in Mexico, i.e., made with corn
tortillas and chile sauce, etc. I hear Mexican-style food is catching-on in Europe but some of the ingredients are cost-prohibitive in many places. A
kilo of fresh-made tortillas here sell for a bit under $1us and are a basic for many foods.
If he likes that starchy product OK I could help you explore some options, and if I knew what you get is basically the same product we have. A taco is
basically a sandwich of anything you can wrap in a tortilla and the tortilla can be fried (tacos dorados) or soft. The common American version is
fried shell with ground beef, lettuce, tomato, and onion (usually) but that version is not usually found here and shredded or cubed meats of any or
all types with a sprinkling of chopped onion and a dash of chile salsa in a soft tortilla is the norm. A simple quesadilla is satisfying and is
basically a tortilla fried and doubled over filled with cheese but often has meats or other filling in it as well. Beans and/or rice typically
round-out the meal but you can skip the rice, though Mexican/Spanish rice preparations often appeal to non-rice eaters. If you can get the tortilla
corn-flour then tamales are another area to be explored.
If you have tortillas that are getting dry you can make chilaquillas by cutting them into pieces and cooking them lightly in sauce, sprinkle with
cheese and onions, or optionally top with a fried egg or shredded meat of any type.
These are all simple, easy, and inexpensive to prepare, here, and I can give you more ideas if you would like them and if I knew which of those
ingredients are easily at hand in the UK. Mexican foods are among the spiciest and tastiest around the world, IMO. You opened that door by mentioning
chicken enchiladas, to my surprise - in the UK of all places, and you can do many variations on those with other meats or just cheese and onion
fillings. It's all good.
edit on 27-1-2012 by Erongaricuaro because: to add the chilaqullas dried-tortilla salvage recipe idea