Tonight we had a birthday dinner for my mom. Because she loves seafood and Mexican cuisine, I decided to make some Seafood Enchiladas from the Ultimate Mexican cookmag I told you about a few weeks ago. This was a good idea indeed! I am not usually one to order seafood enchiladas. I usually like the basic cheese and onions enchiladas I grew up with, so this was a departure.
The recipe calls for either shrimp or crab. We decided to do a mixture of both. I mean, we are celebrating! Once the chiles are ready (re-hydrated and cut in pieces), you add the seafood mixture and some shredded Monterrey jack cheese. Roll this mixture up into some warm tortillas and it starts to look like enchiladas. The interesting thing about this recipe (which I would change should I do this again) is the sauce. It is basically a gravy (I am not kidding). This is a little discomfiting to my Tex-Mex loving heart. If I were to do it again, I would definitely add a lot of spice and change up the structure of the sauce (it has a LOT of flour in it).
The result: Very, very mild enchiladas. Not necessarily bad, but not enough flavor and spice for me. I would kick it up about 3 notches in the flavor department. But, mom loved them (so I guess these are a success!).
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Overall, Mom was happy. And you know that old saying, "if Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." Well, I think the converse is true as well.