A regional speciality of Guadalajara rarely seen on Canadian menus, carne en su jugo (literally beef in it’s own juice) is made from small cubes of beef braised in a rich beef broth spiked with tomatillos and jalapeños, and served with black beans, crispy bacon, freshly chopped cilantro and green onion.
For our vegetarian friends, we there is a delicious variation using portobello mushrooms and marinated firm tofu.
Special homemade Mexican drinks:
Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus flower iced tea)
Horchata (a creamy, cinnamon-spiked rice milk)
Born and raised in Mexico, Chef Paola Solorzano comes from a large family of abuelas (grandmothers), sisters, aunties and cousins that take great pleasure in gathering at the kitchen to share recipes, stories and secrets that invariably end in flavourful feasts.
With her broad knowledge of Mexican ingredients and flavours, and Culinary Management and Nutrition certificates from George Brown College under her belt, Paola co-founded Santo Pecado, a successful new catering company specializing in authentic traditional Mexican dishes.
Every Friday we invite guest chefs – amateur or professional – to come share their favourite dishes at The Depanneur.