Right now...I'm enjoying fresh cold boiled shrimp out of the Gulf of Mexico...If I'd wanted...it could have just as easily been cold boiled crawfish! I had a very Americanized Tex-mex lunch...guacomole, pico de gallo, puffed-up chile con queso, with a Beef Taco. (I like to mix 'em all up together on the plate.) I had two breakfast tacos from an authentic Mexican Taquaria this morning...with egg and chorizo...complimented by two "Shipley" donuts (I know...I hate to think of how my cholesteral level fared by nightfall...!). And, the neighbors are Bar B Q-ing Brisket for the Weekend...the backyard smells great! HHHMMM...wonder what I can take over to them to be offered a few slices of that brisket? Well...that concludes my day of eating the local cuisines...How about you and your favorite local foods?
Lifelong Texan here.
Right now, I am enjoying the hatch chiles which are being offered for sale everywhere. Lots of vendors make special trips to Hatch, New Mexico to get these. I really like the mild chiles in scrambled eggs and the like.
There is a green salsa made fresh down the street, and I absolutely love it in a variety of dishes, but I also make my own fresh salsa out of lime juice, jalapenos, garlic, and stewed tomatoes.
My late father died 6 years ago, but he was good at cooking pinto beans. He was very particular and only wanted beans grown in Colorado. Wish I could have some of those beans now.
Well I can tell you I from Texas and their is nothing like a batch of Bear battered Chili! This Thread got me too thinking about it so I will go and begin the chili beans to soak!
That salsa sounds great! I imagine that fresh mountain air is wonderful for the beans...HHHMMM...mental note: Get Beans from Colorado!
Who is going try the fried butter at the fair this year? Not me..
they fry anything at the county fair don't they...but isn't fried butter like an oxymoron...or something?
Fried butter is made the same way as fried ice cream? It sounds like a sure way to the IC unit.
Lifelong Texan here too....I wrote a hub about the fried foods at the State Fair if anyone's interested....called, funny enough, "We'll Fry Anything"
at our state fair they have fried snickers bars, fried twinkies, fried hot dogs, fried pickles...but i have never seen fried butter.
yikes. does that come with a crash cart?
there's this little out-of-the-way hole in the wall in downtown Phoenix that serves the BEST Mexican food i have ever had! the frijoles are creamy and have a rich pinto flavor, and the green chile burrito is made from the most tender toothsome beef in a delectable green chile sauce with just the right amount of heat, and the rice is fluffy and flavorful. oOo, now i want some...
That place in Pheonix sounds great...Care to post it's name?
Fried Snickers...HHHMMM? Like the sound of that...especially compared to fried butter (UUUGH!)
I have tried fried pickles, the fried part slid off leaving a very hot pickle, never again!
LOL...from Sonic? That's like saying you'll never eat an onion ring again because the batter came off the onion! That's half the fun!
Nothing tops the basics in fried foods: Fried Shrimp/Fried Catfish/Chicken fried Steak/Onion Rings/Chicken Strips/Fried Oysters...you know the good ol' fried stuff!
(I ain't even going to mention Cat Fryes...that's for the brave!)
Although fried bullfrog legs and/or rattlesnake...is mighty good eating...if you can stop thinking about what your eating!
Cattleman SteakHouse, it was an expensive fried pickle!
New England weighing in here folks. Gimme lobster or clams any day over Tex-Mex. (Although I do love Tex-Mex...)
Hey...I get the whole Lobster and Clam Chowder thing...You guys know how to eat up there!
I'm a Michigander so we go with just about anything. I love Tex-Mex food though. My cousin just moved to Texas and says she's tired of all the BBQ though. I don't see how anyone can get tired of it myself.
Tired of Bar BQ...Do my ears (or eyes) deceive me? How does one get tired of the setting Sun...or the feel of grass beneath your bare feet? This can't be!
Yeah, about the beans (and my post didn't actually sound regional, did it?), apparently pinto beans do better when they are grown at high altitudes. My family used to have them shipped from Colorado and the UPS charges were higher than the cost of the beans!
Well...it does have that Southwest ring to it with New Mexico and Colorado added to it. But hey...I like Texas Food...but I'm not picky neither...Southwest, Chinese, New York, Italian...if folks can cook...let 'em do their thing...I have International Taste buds...that are non-discriminating...by all means. How about you? (besides with you mentioning Salsa...and mdawson talking about beer-battered Chili...I think we are all helping to prove great Texas choices...!)
Like the part about how the beans were less than the postage to get 'em...that's ironic and sad at the same time. i know ya'll miss those beans from the high altitude!
Tex-Mex is okay, but it is way too mild for my taste. When we went to a Mexican restaurant with our relatives in Kansas everyone was acting like their mouths were on fire, but I thought the tacos and enchiladas were really mild. The owner of the restaurant told us the seasonings were a little bit more like Tex-Mex. We definitely have some really spicy dishes out here in California.
Uhhh, I don't think you're getting Tex-Mex in Kansas!
That is what the restaurant owner compared it too. Take it up with him because all this time I thought Mexican food in Kansas was more Tex-Mex. It is on the mild side, that is all I can say!
OK, I have eaten Supposed Tex-Mex in NYC, not Tex-Mex!
Kansas Mexican food was different. For salsa they had a little bit of tomato sauce with a few onions and barely any chillis added for flavor. Their "suicide" platter was considered hot because it had three tiny jalapeno peppers on it. The flavors were nice, but just not as spicy as the dishes I had out here. Well now I know their food is not Tex-Mex. I have a feeling it is more bland because the locals would not eat it over wise. Just with how many Chinese dishes are Americanized too.
Sweetie-Pie...I've had some of that California Tex- Mex...It's Ok...ya'll do a good job of gettin' it right. But, Kansas? I'd have to go with A Texan on that...maybe it was Kans-Mex...or something...but I'd be shocked and fall right off my tractor...if they got Tex-Mex right in Kansas!
I had Fish Tacos in San Diego can't even begin to tell you whats wrong with that!
The only problem with Tex-Mex is its the only kind of Restaurant being opened where I am. If you throw a rock you will hit one, BBQ is a good thing, but I love that Cajun food!
Oh yeah...the shrimp creole...the boudin (sp?)...the crawfish pie...the gumbo...thank god...I had shrimp for dinner...or I'd of made myself hungry!
Hey...you win...my only cajun-french sentence came from an ol' David Allen Coe song...which isn't even coming up in the memory banks at the moment. I tend to go with their slogan: "Louisiana...it's like a whole other country!" When trying to understand any of their language or accents!
So I live in South Florida, and I love love love our local food. It is very unique, diverse, and amazing! We always have fresh seafood: stone crab, lobster, conch, dolphin (mahi mahi), amazing crab cakes etc. Of course key lime pie with a graham cracker crust. Lots of really yummy cuban food. Citrus is used a lot in recipes. We have orange blossom honey Lots of coconut. And a type of orange called "honeybells" when those are in season everyone stocks up! Pina coladas, daiquiris... Everything is really fresh and yummy!
Ok...I'm taking notes...'cause the last time I was in Florida we ate almost every dinner at this place near the Intercoastal canal in Ft. Lauderdale...and loaded up on the seafood, key lime pie, and pina' colodas...Florida does have great food...but those "honeybells"...never got to have any of those.
Cuban food...is great, also! Tried that...liked to go back to that restaraunt again...real soon! (It was also pretty relaxin' there next to the water!)
I've probably eaten where you ate There are hundreds on those restaurants, right on the water. You find your favorite, go there with your friends, have amazing food and drinks and watch the boats go by. Most places have docks and people drive their boats up
There are just so many cultures. You name the type and I bet there is a great restaurant here.
Oh wow...sounds like the couple of evenings we spent...the whole evening...at that restaraunt! Your right though...the right place and the right culture...and good food...well, that's just good living!
However...I got'ta chime in that for myself fish tacos are only moderately OK...maybe it's cause fajita tacos outrank 'em anyday! Sorry...I like to try new foods and tastes...but some are more appealin'...then others!
Its becoming popular here but I just can't understand it myself. Too much Tex-Mex in my system I suppose
Fish Tacos...doesn't even sound appetizing. Really. I can't see that one.
I didn;t think it sounded good either, but I let my brother talk me into it, that wont happen again!
Then you had bad ones. It should be lightly fried fresh Mahi, with a crunchy slaw and a light sauce. Add a little lemon or lime juice...Mmmm.
No clue what the fish was, sauce was called, I don't remember
Love, love , love West Texas Style Brisket, right handed only of course. Make that right legged. hehe
Fajitas (which actually means skirt steak) are totally different than tacos though. At least they are down here
If its rolled up in a tortilla its a taco! Even fish...sadly
Fajitas and tacos have different seasonings, herbs, cuts of meat, vegetables, flavors, and condiments.
Fajitas are skirt steak here too...however, the strips of fajitas are wrapped up in a "soft" taco for a fajita steak taco...and is "powerful good"...to quote some East Texans!
Another thing you can do manly, depends on how adventurous you are when you come back...
You can take out a fishing charter, and you bring what you caught to a restaurant at the marina and they cook it up for you according to what you like, but also whatever flavors they have on the menu That is always fun! I know of a few places that do that.
A "You Buy-We Fry" type of place sounds like fun with your own fresh catch! I like the fishing charter boat part idea...alot! Colebabie...I think you may have just helped me decide where I would like to go on my next vacation. Wait till I tell the little lady...(Don't know how she'll take the day out on the fishing charter thing...wish me luck!)...I'll through in a day of shoppin' near Miami...that'll help clench it!
Chicken fajitas for those of us who do not eat beef . These are very yummy!
I made the mistake of ordering a chicken quesadilla in Tennessee. I kid you not, they put chicken nuggets between two tortillas and served it up. We laughed for days about that.
Coolness in the air down here...Gives me a hankering for good ol' Texas Chili!
Time to stock up on shredded cheddar cheese, crackers, and plenty of bottles of tabasco...for all the Chili I'm going to partake of!
Cornbread with lots of butter....that's what I like with a big ol' pot of homemade chili with a little cheese sprinkled on top.
Oh yeah...I forgot about the cornbread...crumbled up over the top of the chili!
Hey poetryman good news I am not you anymore I am 2 other people! Weird!
Your growing so many "alleged" identities that...Pretty soon you can have the whole Forum and Hub Pages to yourself...you could have your own cyber-world set up-to talk to as many of your alter-ego's as possible! Wow...!
Hi KCC. Been reading some of the later posts.You haven't stopped talking since ya got here. You must have been vaccinated with a phonograph needle! Eat well now.
Indeed! How you doing? I just clicked on your profile to make sure it was you.
LOL, I think I'm still me. I was earlier I know, did I leave? Was it me? LOL
Hey Texan :
You sure know how to talk to people.
I read yous meal's description once and opend a bottle of wine immediately.
Then, I read it all over again.
I'll be dining in about one hour or so, but I'm mouth watering like a starving coyotte...
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