London Mums go to cookery school: Mexican Fiesta – Enchiladas part 1

When London Mums were invited to Waitrose Cookery School to learn how to prepare a 3-course meal for a Mexican Fiesta, I knew I was going to enjoy myself but did not expect to love it so much. The first recipe of our Mexican Fiesta is Enchiladas made from scratch. It is quite simple including making your own tortillas. 

Enchiladas complete dish IMG_3015

Ingredients (Serves 2-4)

2 Chicken thighs, bone in, and skin on
400ml Passata
½ tbsp Oregano
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2-3 tbsp Adobo sauce
1 tsp Cider vinegar
½ tbsp Rapeseed oil
40g Chilli Cheddar, grated
½ Small white onion, finely diced
4 Soft tortillas
Guacamole
100ml Sour cream

We didn’t just learnt how to make Enchiladas but also all the fine skills of cutting the vegetables like professional chefs do and seasoning the meat with the suitable spices.

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180?

Enchiladas chicken preparation IMG_2972

  1. Pre-heat a round bottom pan, season the thighs with salt and pepper, add the oil to the pan and place the chicken in skin side down. Cook on a medium heat so the thighs gradually turn a deep golden brown, turn the chicken and repeat on the other side.
  2. Meanwhile, grind the oregano and cumin in a pestle and mortar, once the chicken is golden add the spices to the pan and cook until fragrant.
  3. Next add the adobo paste and cook for 30 seconds, top the pan up with the passata, vinegar and bring to a simmer, cover and cook on a gentle heat for around 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the sauce and set aside to cool slightly, shred the chicken and bind together with some of the sauce.
  5. Take the tortillas and dip into the remaining sauce, divide the chicken between 4 and roll inside the tortillas, place these into a small rectangular baking dish so they fit snugly, pour over a small amount of the remaining to coat the enchiladas. Enchiladas tortilla dough IMG_2992

Enchiladas tortilla finished IMG_2997

Enchiladas filling the tortilla IMG_2998

6. Mix the onion and cheese together and sprinkle over the top, then place into the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes, if you wish finish under a hot grill until golden.

Guacamole sauce is really easy to make

Serve alongside the freshly made guacamole and sour cream!

Enchiladas eating IMG_3017

Carolina and I are enjoying our own Enchiladas made at the Waitrose Cookery School

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