Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Taste of home

Alright, I need some help. At the end of next week, the other interns and I are going to have an international food day/dinner/party. Each of us is supposed to bring a traditional dish from our home countries (or home states for those of us lucky enough to come from a state bigger than most European countries).

So what do I bring? Don't say McDonald's.

I need something simple enough that I can make it and find most of the ingredients in a Dutch supermarket (and I'd prefer to not have to buy a dozen spices that I'll just throw away the next week when I leave). But it also needs to be something that isn't readily available here, like burgers or hot dogs or pizza.

(Although this Five Guys Burger looks amazing. (And this photo happens to be from the Brooklyn location where my love of Five Guys started). Man, it must be time for lunch because I am drooling.)
Photo from SimonDoggett on Flickr

I don't think I could make barbecue here. And I don't want to fry anything. I'm thinking Tex Mex. Does anyone know any really simple (time- and ingredient-wise) recipes for a Tex Mex dish? Enchiladas or taco filling or a really good dip? I might just settle for a dip and salsa if no one comes up with anything.


  1. I've got a recipe for chicken baja tacos on my blog already. Check it out here: http://www.momnonstop.com/2011/03/chicken-baja-tacos.html

    Anyone can make them!

  2. Amy has a chicken enchilada recipe that is awesome and yet simple enough for a Canadian to make. We can send you a scan. This assumes you can find tortillas at the supermarket (oh how I miss using that word).

  3. DO you have access to a heck of a lot of beans? Look up Texas Caviar... basically an assortment of beans with onions, garlic, cilantro, and rotel (or tomatoes and peppers). It's like a salad dip and basically you just chop it all up and throw it in a bowl!