Category: Mexican

Jimmys Moroccan Barbecue Sauce

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1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
1 cup fresh onion, minced or grated fine
2 small shallots, minced or 4 spring onions diced fine
1/2 teaspoon sea salt 
4 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon each of ground fennel, cumin, turmeric, cardamom and clove, combined
1 tablespoon Harissa paste or 1/4 teaspoon ground chilli flakes
150g (6 ounce) tomato paste
1 1/4 cups chicken stock
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or 3 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon raw honey 


Heat oil in a 1 medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Add sea salt, garlic, and shallots, and stir for 1-2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and stir until all ingredients are well combined. 

Bring to simmer, reduce the heat to low and cook with the lid ajar, stirring periodically until mixture reduces and thickens, 20-30 minutes. 

Pour sauce into a wide-mouth glass jar, cover and refrigerate. Use within 2 weeks or you can freeze in cubes for later use.

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Tio Pablo – Gluten Free Mexican Made in New Zealand

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Jimmy’s samples to play with
Tio Pablo 

Fresh Mexican
Made in Auckland 

Tio Pablo is an Auckland based company and ALL of their products are Gluten free. They are offering a mixed product give-away to be drawn 31 May 2012. New Zealand entry only.

To enter visit their Facebook page, ‘Like’ the page and post what your favourite Mexican food is. I have a

love for Mexican food. Its taste and flavour is different from my Sicilian heritage but when I look at how they do things they are similar in processes, just different ingredients. The are all about flavour, taste and good food that can be very quick to prep and plate.

There is a lot of discussion within the Gluten free community that they can’t find good wraps. The solution is Tio Pablo Tortillas.
Their authentic corn tortillas are a staple in Mexican cuisine and are made in
Aucklandand delivered “fresh in store”.
Used in a variety of dishes, such as tacos, enchiladas and even in soup, Tio Pablo tortillas are naturally gluten and dairy free.  
Tio Pablo bakes four times a week, using Californian masa harina flour (non GM seed and grown away from GM crops) on a machine sourced from Guadalajara, Mexico.

It’s the way that they are make, true to the age old traditional methods that make them what they are.

Over the next few months I will be working up recipes, simple and fast to do for lunch box and after school snack ideas. Their Tio Pablo Authentic Corn Tortillas have so many options and its going to be a lot of fun doing recipes with them.

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