See previous post for details on the tortillas themselves.
We picked them up from the Otomí shop in Clifton, Bristol on Sunday.
I am totally in love with the Mexican look so I've been dying to go to the shop ever since we moved to Bristol. And as expected, I wanted to buy just about everything. Will have to return after pay day!
We managed to leave the shop with just a can of re-fried beans and a packet of corn tortillas.
Now to create the filling!
We picked up some turkey pieces (not for flavour, simply because we refuse to pay £4 for 2 chicken breasts!) and I marinated the turkey in this mixture for 20 minutes or so before cooking:
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp chilli powder
2 dried chillis, finely chopped
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp paprika
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Handful of finely chopped basil
2 Sun dried tomatoes in oil, chopped, plus a drizzle of the oil from the jar. (I like to keep these in the fridge at all times, they add amazing flavour to almost anything.)
Sprinkle of dried thyme
Salt and pepper
I then fried the turkey and marinade with sliced red peppers.
We tried heating the tortillas in the oven but they ended up way too hard and tough! Heating them in the microwave for about 10 seconds is much better. You get a nice warm and soft tortilla that is perfect for rolling.
On the table, we put out cream cheese, sliced Jalapeño peppers, tomato salsa, heated re-fried beans, the red peppers and the turkey mixture. We tried all different combinations but we actually found that putting everything in at once was the best!
The nice people at Otomí tell me that a delicious alternative use for the tortillas is to fry them until crispy and then add them to soup. I'm definitely going to give that a go with my favourite Mexican soup recipe.