One Hot Mama Gets Her Fix In Super Spicy Los Cabos!

I had the pleasure of visiting Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas over the 4th of July Holiday weekend and made a point to stop into local restaurants and street vendors alike.  I needed a fix of spicy coastal and traditional Mexican cuisine!  Since it was my first time there, we decided to call on the experts to point the way!

We gathered intel from our two best sources –  travelholics of Cabo.  We were told we MUST try the octopus at Mariscos las Tres Islas in town.  So, we set off on what we believed would be a short walk from the marina area (main drag) we visited that day …  and 30 minutes later … we were there!  It should have been about a 10 minute walk!  Gotta love GPS!

A packed, tiny, open-air restaurant –  full on Spanish menus with no translation – perfect!

After a bit of a wait … we were seated and began pondering our menu options knowing all the while we were getting the octopus, but I also had a craving for lobster!  The waiter recommended a combination plate which included the octopus and lobster, yum!  There was also a ton of shrimp!  Bacon wrapped, coconut rolled, and grilled!  Had we only known how big of a portion this plate was.  Even though we shared, we were already full from a serving of a variety of delicious salsas and dips devoured with packaged tostadas from a basket on the table!  One in particular was the tuna dip.  OMG….move out of my way!  I wanted to dive into the bowl.  It was not spicy unlike the habanero and chipotle salsas … but oh so good!  I once read a blog about someone wanting to “inject” our Creamy Cilantro Salsa Dip https://twohotmamas.com/creamy-cilantro/ … now I understand!  Not to take away anything from my own recipes, but damn!  Hook me up!

The octopus plate would have cost us around 10 US dollars and we probably could have shared that plate, but we ended up with a 100 US dollar tab including drinks!  LOL … I say it was well worth the experience and my taste buds thanked me all the way back on the 30 minute walk to our resort community.

All inclusive resorts = equal 5 pounds later!

At the resort, there was also a street taco vendor I fell in love with.  Serving mainly pork (my fav) in a variety of flavors on corn tortillas with Serranos, fresh cilantro, white onions and salsas – it brought back traditional memories of my childhood.  I ate way too many of them, multiple times!  I love and make street tacos all the time, but there’s something a bit more special about tasting them in the middle of a street and in Spicy Los Cabos!

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Self-Sufficient Living and Foodies are Sexy!

I think I’m getting “hooked”!  As I learn to catch my own fish, I’ve come to realize that it not only saves on the grocery budget http://www.food-skills-for-self-sufficiency.com/  but it also tastes so damn good!  Self-sufficient living is sexy!  Self-sufficient foodies are sexier!

I’m not one to hold back on flavors while cooking and sometimes I splurge on calories (okay – more than sometimes).  Now … I will forever be hooked on catching and cooking my own fish!  I’m pretty sure that’s sexy!

I’ve had the privilege of spending a lot of time relaxing at the Texas Coast and learning how to fish.  While I’m quite sure I’ve got much more to learn about fishing (no laughing at my pic), I can’t help but think how self-sufficient one could become? http://tipsforsurvivalists.com/15-steps-to-becoming-self-sufficient.  Could this be my New Year’s Resolution?

I love that the fish I serve my family is truly organic, and the fact that I actually caught it (or someone on the boat I had to bribe), makes me feel so good!  I’ve never been around hunting or fishing (being a city girl and all), but I do have fond memories of gardening with my Grandparents and self-sufficient ways of cooking.  Kudos to those self-sufficient chefs out there!  We would also take trips to local farms to select our eggs.  At the time, I didn’t realize my Grandparents were not only frugal, but cared about eating natural foods.  And what fun it was as a young child to experience this!  Talk about fresh and organic!

Somehow, I’ve never let go of the natural ways of cooking and it shows in all of our products.  We are so proud of that and we continue to strive to source natural local ingredients.

Check out my “catch of the day” recipe of Grilled Speckled Trout Tacos with either Roasted Almond Chimichurri w/mint or Creamy Cilantro.  This recipe is so easy and you can choose any of our salsas or dips really … they all pair well and add some spice to this recipe!

Self-Sufficient Living and Foodies are sexy!

 

Father’s Day Grilling with One Hot Papa!

Red Fish

Simple and fresh!  We’re grilling up Flounder and Redfish topped with a creamy Blue Crab sauce and a side of cauliflower.  We paired this with a simple salad mixed in a balsamic vinaigrette and topped with fresh avocado slices. The Creamy Blue Crab Sauce recipe was shared with us by One Hot Papa!  And we, of course, gave this meal our own twist and added our Two Hot Mama’s Creamy Cilantro (hot).

You can make this Father’s Day meal in about 30 minutes!  Our ingredients start with fresh Flounder, Redfish and Blue Crab from the inland bays of Rockport, Texas so generously brought back to ATX for a fun afternoon of grilling and maybe a little vino.  It only took about 15 minutes to do all of the prep work for the sauce and salad, and total of 30 minutes to prepare the full meal.

You can spend a day out on the bay with a fishing guide http://www.texasfishingguides.org/saltwater_fishing_guides_rockport.htm or on your own.  Either way, catching, cleaning and grilling the fruits of your labor always tastes better!

Always respect the outdoors, wildlife, and environmental resources”. http://faultlineoutdoors.com/who_history.html

Read more about this crazy good Creamy Blue Crab Sauce recipe on our recipe page and enjoy!

It’s always better eating with Two Hot Mamas!

Spicy & Healthy Bloody Mary Cocktail

Spicy Bloody Mary

It is unclear as to the origin, and there are multiple conflicting claims of who really invented the Bloody Mary cocktail. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Mary_(cocktail)

All I know is that it’s actually super yummy and quite healthy, really.  And, it doesn’t hurt that it’s combined with a bit of Vodka!

This popular brunch drink filled with veggies and citric fruits is packed with nutrition. Since it’s based with tomato juice, it’s filled with antioxidants.  You can add anything from celery to carrots, lemons or limes, and even salsa.  That’s right, adding some spice is very common, such as Tabasco.  My suggestion is to also add some Two Hot Mamas Salsa Roja Hot to make it extra spicy.

See my latest recipe on the Recipe page and ENJOY!

 

Dairy-Based Chimichurri, It’s Happening!

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Tried the Big Nasty with Chimichurri Mayo at Canyon Creek Cafe.  Amazing! https://CanyonCreekCafe.

Since 2005 we’ve been telling everyone, Chimichurri is it!  Our Roasted Almond Chimichurri w/mint has the most amazing fresh taste accented with lime.  We all know Chimichurri for steaks, but can you imagine the endless ways to incorporate a dairy-based sauce such as a Chimichurri?  Try it on your poultry, seafood, salads and more!  Dairy-based products are high in protein and with a healthy eating pattern, have many benefits.  http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/

Modern-Latin with a twist. https://twohotmamas.com/creamy-chimichurri/

Two Hot Mamas Salsa Co. Baja Ceviche

Ceviche with Two Hot Mamas Salsa Roja (2)
There’s no such thing as “Ceviche Season” … so enjoy my latest recipe with your favorite seafood.  You can use anything from clams, shrimp, to snapper as long as it is fresh!  It’s still 90 plus degrees here in Austin, Texas. Let’s not rush into the Holiday Season just yet.

Relax….chill out with this amazing Ceviche and a Mojito.

Perfect for an appetizer, light lunch or dinner.

Austin’s all new Two Hot Mamas Salsa Co. at a location near you!

Creamy Cilantro Salsa Dip_BLT Skewers

We are so proud of our newly updated brand!  Look closely for a spicy optical illusion on our new labels at a location near you.  Hint … it’s all about the Mamas!

BLT Skewers.  Here’s a quick, easy, no-recipe-required, appetizer utilizing our Creamy Cilantro Salsa Dip for a Summer time hit (with a little spice) you can make ahead of time or right before you serve it.

Prepare it for your 4th of July gathering!  You know it’s going to be hot … might as well be a little spicy too!