The Day of the Dead is a festival of remembrance, celebrated in Mexico and in other places around the world. The Mexican holiday is celebrated from 31 October to 2 November, where friends and family gather together to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. We thought you might like some Mexican inspired recipes this week, all very quick and simple to prepare.
Following our trip to the restaurant, Wahaca in London, we had La Costena UK, a company selling authentic Mexican food stuffs via Mextrade, start following us on Twitter. A conversation got going between us around some ingredients we find difficult to source up here in the North East of Scotland. La Costena/Mextrade very kindly gifted us a box containing a large number of goodies which we’ve used to make these recipes here. We now have a reliable supplier for Mexican food stuffs.
Our box contained 5 bags of various dried chillies which we used to make our own chilli pastes, including the chipotle paste used here in the refried beans recipe. [Instructions on how to make your own chilli paste is contained within the recipe notes for refried beans]. We served the beans with corn tortillas, guacamole, pickled red onion and a cactus salad, the recipe for which came from a card sent with the parcel.