Friday, May 14, 2010

Daring Cooks' May Challenge: Enchiladas!


This was my first Daring Cooks' challenge, and I was excited to find out that the recipe included tomatillos, one of my favourite ingredients. This recipe was definitely more Tex than Mex, but it was really good. I used poblano and serrano chiles, chicken, and lots of tomatillos and cheese. I also made corn tortillas, but I used the corn masa made for tamales rather than the finer grind made for tortillas. I thought the tortillas turned out well, so I'll continue with the tamale masa. The hosts this month, Barbara and Bunnee, were so fantastic, with their prompt replies and encouragement to all who participated. I was hoping to make more than one variety, but time got away from me. Obviously I will have to plan more carefully if I am going to make one savoury dish every month! Those of you who know me know that planning is not my strong point, though I did make these a couple of weeks ago. Only got one picture though--the leftovers didn't look so great. I'll definitely be making them again. Check out the Daring Cooks for many takes on this challenge.



Blog-checking lines: Our hosts this month, Barbara of Barbara Bakes and Bunnee of Anna+Foodhave chosen a delicious Stacked Green Chile & Grilled Chicken Enchilada recipe in celebration of Cinco de Mayo! The recipe, featuring a homemade enchilada sauce was found onwww.finecooking.com and written by Robb Walsh.



25 comments:

RamblingTart said...

Mmmm, these look wonderfully savory and warm and cozy. :-)

Jo said...

You did a great job on this challenge. This looks really delicious.

Barbara Bakes said...

The one picture you did get is great. It looks delicious. Thanks for cooking with us. Welcome to Daring Cooks!

Sarah said...

Your dish was the perfect size for presenting the enchilada stack! Great job.

Chocolate Freckles said...

Let me say that this enchiladas look extraordinary!! Ohhh wow... believe me I know good enchiladas and this looks fantastic!!!

shelley c. said...

Fantastic job! Awesome you've come over the the cooks side, too :)

laurie said...

Yum!

Audax said...

Wonderful work and that photo is lovely it looks so delicious and oozing with flavour well done. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

Rochelle said...

Wonderful job on your first Daring Cook's Challenge! This looks so yummy, and I think I need to break down and by me one of these cooking dishes so I can get that beautiful brown cheese on my next batch :D

Baking Addict said...

Well done on your first DC challenge. Looks amazing! Makes me wish I cook more but I'll stick to the baking for now :)

anjelikuh said...

Your enchiladas look amazing and it's the perfect size for your cute plate, i can so picture this served at a restaurant!

msmeanie said...

Oh my. These enchiladas look so delicious! The recipe definitely looks like a challenge but I bet it was totally worth it. I'd love to see a post on the corn tortillas too!

FabFrugalFood said...

Wow - your stacks look delish. Love your blog!

Can't wait to make that tart, also!

Donna

Olive said...

Congrats on your first DC challenge..you did a great job, your enchiladas look so yummy..love the glob of melted cheese on top..yumm!

chef_d said...

Love your version! looks great! Congratulations!

Natalie... said...

Congrats on your first challenge, I havent had enchilladas in months, these look delicious!! Great job!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

Welcome to the daring cooks and great job on your first event. How lucky you can find tomatillos there. How odd indeed you could but not me in Mtl lol. 3rd dish is a May 27th reveal...not Monday. But Monday may be a surprise too!

Laura said...

First challenge? Wow, looking great and I am sure tasting delicious. And of course welcome to Daring Cooks:))))))))

Valérie said...

Congratulations on your first challenge! You did a fabulous job! And you even made the tortillas!

Lisa Michelle said...

Oh, Mary, one photo was more than enough because my mouth is watering so much now, another might send me back to the market to make more..NOW! Your enchilada turned out beautiful..a feast for the eyes!

Sarah said...

Completing both Daring Cooks and Bakers Challenges is definitely a challenge in and of itself but it is worth it. I feel much more reasonable about the cooking ones... If I eat lots of enchiladas in a week it is completely okay...not so much with tiramisu! Great work!

Apu said...

What a pretty picture!! The bake looks fab.

Cakelaw said...

These look great - very warming on a chilly night.

Mimi said...

Looks so mouth watering, I love enchiladas. Great job on the challenge.
Mimi

PreeOccupied said...

It looks amazing. I love Mexican enchiladas are one of my favs. Yours look awesome.