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My family and I celebrate lent and we keep the traditions which include going to church on ash Wednesday and having a big dinner at my grandmothers home with the entire family. My grandmother would make sure to call up all of the family that where in town before holy week and let them know what dishes she would like us to bring over or if they had any new recipes they wanted to share for the big dinner.
Once all the calls where made and all the grocery was done and we made sure to get La Morena which is an authentic, Mexican food brand that really gives our dish an add kick and really punches up the flavor. My grandmother was an excellent cook and knew that you had to get great ingredients and that is why she used La Morena because it is authentic, Mexican food and homemade and she is all about home-cooking and keeping traditions. I have to say that it was not easy finding La Morena I had to go to several different Fiestas to finally get the ones I did and everywhere I went they would all say La Morena is the best and we always run out and yes I can see that now.
Once we made sure we had all that done then next step would be to get the house made ready for all. they wanted and we would be preparing for the we love to gather in the kitchen and get all the food ready for the family for the evening and we love to share recipes for the evening and get the all the prep work done as we just chat up a storm. We really do it up for holy week we start it off with ash Wednesday and this day we make our favorite dish which is Chipotle smoked salmon with jalapeno red bean coconut rice with watercress salad my grandmother loves to make the salmon she is really into sabor tradicional.
1 teaspoon of Salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
2 two pinches of paprika
half a teaspoon of garlic powder
Once you make the dry seasoning rub it all over the salmon and make sure to cover both sides. Once you do this you can go ahead and add La Morena chipotle in adobo sauce, I used two chipotle peppers and diced them up and spread generously all over salmon topped it off with some cilantro and sliced yellow onions.
Coconut rice with red beans and jalapeno
Jasmine rice 2 cups make sure to rinse off and place in cooking pot with a 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and stir in some half a teaspoon of salt. Once you do this take 1 can of coconut milk and pour the whole can in pot and stir once again to mix and this time you can add a 1 can of red kidney beans but before adding the beans make sure to drain them and give them a quick rinse. Cook the rice and medium heat until it starts to boil once the liquid is evaporated which would be around 8 to 10 minutes make sure to put rice on medium low and stir one more time and cover until rice is soft, to fluffy up just use a fork and stir the rice let rice cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until rice is soft to taste.
You can purchase a bunch or in a bag and just rinse and place in a bowl and just add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and some pink Himalayan salt to taste and mix well and enjoy.
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