Main Dishes Recipes — By Ben on 30 April 2009
Royal Joust Enchiladas

Royal Joust Enchiladas

There are some food events that I look forward to every month, even if I don’t participate in them every month. One of them is The Royal Foodie Joust started by my friend Jenn at the Left-Over Queen Forum. Every month the winner of the previous month chooses 3 ingredients that participants have to use to create a dish. It is amazing all the entries people come up with.

Last monht’s winners were Peter and his Wife Christey of FotoCuisine, a beautiful blog btw. They didn’t choose three ingredients. Instead they chose 3 colors that in my opinion are the greatest colors in food: red, green and white. Those are the flag colors of the two countries which cuisines are my favorite, Mexico and Italy. They are colors of fresh ingredients and delicious flavors. I thought for a long time what I wanted to create, but finally I decided to go back to the basics.

Royal Joust Enchiladas

I made pork enchiladas verdes and rojas (green, made with tomatillos and jalapenos and red, made with tomatoes and chile de arbol) and served them in the same plate with sour cream. For the first batch I used crepes and for the second corn tortillas. Those ingredients are staples in my kitchen. If you have been following this blog for a while you already know that and if not, just take a look at the food I have posted during the past two years. Enchiladas will always be a winner dish in my book.

I want to apologize for the pictures. I have a new wireless flash that for some reason didn’t want to sync with my camera and other flash. It took me several minutes and shots to get it to work and in the mean time my enchiladas went dry :( But at the end the lighting kind of worked, right?

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(24) Readers Comments

  1. Those look fantastic Ben! Great representation of the colors too!

  2. Nicely done I just joined up but want to check out the competition before I enter a dish.

    Also, great Cinco De Mayo meal too.

    I think the lighting came together nicely. I just started taking photography seriously (thanks to an expensive camera purchase) and now find myself actually caring about this stuff. cry cry cry Although I got smart and eat first and then shoot with what would be my leftovers for the next day.

  3. What are you talking about???? Pictures are fantastic Ben!!!! Really beautiful, I love the colours and shapes and savor of your recipe. Good luck in the Joust Amigo :D.
    I hope that this porcine flu is not affecting your family at all.
    Muchos besos!

  4. Are you kidding Ben. The photos are perfect and the recipe excellent. I have never tried enchiladas before but I would definitely like to try it. Good luck with the Joust.

  5. Gorgeous!! what a wonderful idea. Don’t know why you are not happy with your pictures.

  6. Yeah, your pictures always look great. You know your way with a camera. Good idea for the theme too!

  7. I smell a winner…it smells like enchiladas!

  8. I agree, Mexico and Italy are my favorites too! I just love enchiladas but have never made them with pork. You have inspired me to put these on my “to cook” list. I made some with chicken and green chilies last night. I thought about entering them but lack the nerve to do so. Good luck!

  9. Ben I don’t understand why you say the photos aren’t good, are excellent! The same with the enchiladas, sometimes I made them with chicken…really a buen provecho con ellas :)

    All the best!
    Gera

  10. Apologize for the pictures? They look awesome, Ben! I’d love a place of these enchiladas… yum!

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