Recado Rojo Marinated Chicken Thighs

Posted by Wine & Spice on 3/30/2018 to Chicken & Poultry

We eat a lot of chicken in our home and I love coming across new and different spice blends.  The Recado Rojo is from Mexican cuisine, especially of the Yucat√°n and Oaxaca areas. You may be surprised at the flavor quality that the achiote provides, this is also sometimes added to tamales and empanadas for added color and flavor.


You can add Recado Rojo blend with vinegar and a little orange or lime juice and mix until your desired thickness is reached. Hand blended from achiote, coriander, cumin, allspice, Mexican oregano, sea salt, black pepper, garlic, cinnamon, lemon peel and whole cloves.


For this recipe I marinated chicken thighs (with skin) overnight in a little oil and Recado Rojo.  The color and flavor of this blend is truly something special!  Sooo fantastic!  You can use chicken breasts if desired.  It does not get much easier than this!


I served the Marinated Recado Rojo Chicken with a really our Bean Salad with a Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette.  Hope your family enjoys as much as we did!


Happy cooking!


A glass of Argentinian Shiraz went very well with this meal.


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Bean Salad with Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette

Posted by Wine & Spice on 3/10/2018 to Quick & Easy

My girls asked me to come up with something filling and healthy that they could have for lunch and snack on after school.  A bean salad is the perfect quick and easy meal.  Protein, lots of veggies with a tangy delicious vinaigrette.  Lasts in fridge for almost a week, just stir before serving.


I did a three bean combo and truly you can use any combination of beans that appeals to you.  Same with the veggie combo that you choose.  I did a Southwestern spin on this using Honey Chipotle in the vinaigrette.  Honey Chipotle is one of my families favorite blends.  It is hand blended using granulated honey, sea salt, chipotle powder, granulated onion, Spanish paprika and Italian seasoning.  The combination of smokey sweet heat is amazing on salmon, shrimp, chicken, veggies and more.


Now of course you can make your own version of bean salad using beans and veggies of your choice and any spice blend that sounds good to you.  See this handy chart to make your own vinaigrette.


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