In the last few years, Mexico has become an important part of Emily Anderson‘s life. While living and studying in Mexico, she met Jorge, and together they began an exploration of the fun and delicious ways their cultures intersect. This lovely summer meal features a few of their favourite dishes, incorporating both traditional elements and a bit of personal creativity.
Coctel de Camarón
A refreshing summer dish made with a blend of tomato sauce, clam juice, spices, and orange juice with lots of cooked shrimp. served with avocado, cilantro, and tortilla chips. #pescetarian #GF
Tostón con Puerco
Spicy, smokey & sweet pulled pork slow cooked for six hours served on top of fried plantains, with a red cabbage, carrot, and red onion coleslaw. #GF
Crispy romaine lettuce with radishes, cucumber, celery, apple, red onion, tomatoes, avocado, and feta cheese. dressing made with avocado, chipotle, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, and cilantro. #vegetarian #GF
Items are $5 ea. or all 3 for $14 (tax-in)
Emily and Jorge first met in Mexico in 2010 while Emily was attending university as part of a study-abroad program. The rest, you could say, is history and we now live together in Toronto. Food has always played a central role in our relationship as sharing meals with our families was always such an important part of our lives growing up.
In Mexico, we ate so much delicious food in the most unassuming of places, from the corner taco stand that looked abandoned by day but flourished by night to the most rudimentary food stalls in the local markets. Jorge also taught Emily traditional Mexican cooking methods that had been passed down through generations, and Emily was able to bring a bit of gringa flare to the Mexican classics.
Every Friday The Depanneur invites a different guest chef – amateur or professional – to come down and cook their favourite dishes.