Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy Cinco de Mayo / You're Welcome America!

For Cinco de Mayo I decided to do some recipes even someone drunk on margaritas could follow. For starters, margaritas!

Watermelon Margaritas
serves 4

1 seedless watermelon
1 cup tequila
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup triple sec
chili lime salt (the kind sold to sprinkle on fruit etc)

Cube the watermelon and freeze it. I like to lay things flat in a large plastic bag so it breaks apart easier later. Then rim your glass by wetting it with a lime wedge or water. Place chili lime salt on a plate and twist your glass around the plate. I always take my glass over to the sink and get rid of any of the salt on the inside of the glass. Blend 1/2 of your frozen watermelon and the rest of the ingredients for the smoothest margarita you've ever had. Pour into glass. This would work with any frozen fruit. I will definitely be trying frozen raspberries.

Ok so I am trying to low carb it (except for the margaritas). While initially I made fun of them and so did Eric, they are good. Eric says "They may be better than regular tortillas." They are also less work than regular tortillas. Also they are not really eggy.


Egg whites (I used packaged)
shredded cheese

Heat a non-stick pan on medium high. Place a ring mold (or not, I originally did these "free form") in the center. I used the outside part of my small spring form pan. Spray with non-stick spray. Pour a thin amount of egg whites in  the bottom just to coat. There is no need/no time to swirl around like a crepe. Then sprinkle the top with a small amount of shredded cheese. Cook on each side til browned. Fill with whatever you like. I used guacamole, pico di gallo, black beans and marinated mushrooms, onions and green peppers.

The cheese side give it this great salty crunch. Trust me. It does not taste like breakfast but I will be making breakfast tacos with theses! Each of mine had about 60 calories and 5 grams of protein, so that is way better than a regular tortilla right there!

Free form tacos!