Indian food- first love, first preference and first favorite, undoubtedly. What’s your next choice someone asked me, without blinking my eyes I replied-Mexican. Mexican cuisine is so much like Indian food- chillies, beans, tomatoes, corn, breads and their love for spicy food, -ah so similar to ours. On our visit to Sydney Australia when we were fed up eating burgers, subway sandwiches, pizzas and hunting for vegetarian food, we came across Mexican cuisine.
Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas to salsa and beans- just name it and we had it all. Today I can cook Mexican dishes and very proudly say that it’s my second choice. You can see how well people in the UK have adopted Mexican cuisine-from street food, dedicated Mexican restaurants or on the menu at the local pub- Mexican food is everywhere. Knowing my love for Mexican cuisine when I was asked to review Jarritos Mexican Cola, with no hesitation I said yes. It is the new member in Jarritos family after the successful launch of its three tasty flavours – Lime, Strawberry and Mandarin. Take a look and see their flavours and you can touch the bottles on their site, no kidding, you can- http://www.jarritos.com/
Jarritos Mexican Cola is made from 100% natural sugar and is both low in sodium and cholesterol. Its sweet smell is completed by its traditional rich Cola taste with just the right amount of carbonation. Pair it up with any spicy snack, roasted nuts, pizzas but you won’t regret sipping it all alone too- the flavour is refreshing and wonderful. I haven’t still tried the other fruity flavours but I am surly going to mix in some alcoholic spirit and make my own cocktail (can't wait ;). Next time if you are visiting Mission Burrito, Benitos Hat, Chilango, Zapatista and Mexgrocer don't forget to try Jarritos-you won’t regret it :)
When winters are in full swing, who wouldn't want to nibble on hot and spicy potatoes wedges? I am in, my husband said, Mexican cola and Mexican baked potato wedges-perfecto! Two variations happened in this recipe- one I used I used sweet potato and secondly they are baked. No matter what, everyone loves potato wedges- on a gloomy cloudy day, when it rains cats and dogs or when you just want to enjoy your favourite TV series. This Mexican potato wedges are peppery and fiery hot so please adjust the spice level as per your taste. There goes the recipe.
1 large sweet potato
2 tablespoon oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon red chilli sauce
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon oregano
Salt to taste
- Wash the sweet potato well. You do not need to peel the skin.
- Cut lengthwise into wedges.
- In large mixing bowl mix oil and all the spices. Throw in wedges and mix. All the wedges must be coated well.
- Preheat the oven at 180C for 10 minutes.
- In a baking tray, line the aluminium/sliver foil. Arrange the wedges and cook for 8 minutes. After 8 minutes, flip the wedges and cook again for 5 minutes.
- You know it’s done, when edges are crispy and have shrunk.
- Serve hot.
Feel free to use any type of potato.
I have used this organic cayenne pepper which is considered to be very healthy. You can use any red chilli powder or even flakes in this recipe.
You can use any flavouring of your choice ranging from simple paprika, chilli flakes, chaat massala, tandoori massala, Italian herbs like thyme, rosemary, basil etc.
Roasting time in oven may vary on the type of oven used. So increase or decrease the time taken for roasting depending on the type of oven used.
To freeze these wedges simply put them in a zip lock bag and store them in a freezer for up to 3 weeks. When needed, place them on lined baking sheet in single layer and pop them in an oven at 180 deg C for about 7-10 minutes
Indeed goes well with ketchup, mayonnaise or yogurt. Serve as a side with burgers or pizzas.
You can also wrap these wedges in tortilla wraps or pita pockets.
Disclaimer: I was not paid or told to write positive review. The post is based on my experience and is unbiased. Thanking Jarritos for sending bottles for review.