Thursday, 2 May 2013

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Discovery

Cinco De Mayo (Fifth of May in Spanish) is a big celebration held on the 5th of May all over the USA and in some parts of Mexico. There will be fantastic feasts and colourful parades. If you fancy to have a Mexican-themed party this weekend, and are not sure where to start, Mexican Discovery kits come to the rescue. Just in time for Cinco De Mayo I received a lovely hamper of Discovery products including The Perfect Fajita Kit, salsa, fajita seasoning, soured cream and green jalapeno relish. This range from Discovery incorporates the zingy spicy flavors of Mexico, and it's fab for any meal, be it lunch or dinner. 

I have already reviewed Mexican Discovery fajita kits (see my post Quick Dinners with Discovery), which we enjoyed very much, so I was keen to try the other products from Discovery range.
I was wondering how hot the Green Jalapeno Relish would be, as I'm a wimp when it comes to the hot sauces, but it turned out to be not too hot and full of flavour. Its ingredients include tomatillos, green peppers, gherkins, jalapeno peppers, coriander and onion among a few other things.
I have also cooked a side dish of leeks and pears the other day, and added 2 tbsp of the relish to jazz it up, so you don't have to limit yourself just to the Mexican recipes while using this range, be creative and surprise your family and friends.

The Perfect Fajita Kit includes a pack of plain flour tortillas, a sachet of the seasoning and some salsa. 
You can cook the tasty fajitas in a matter of minutes. Quickly fry the pieces of chicken with a finely chopped onion and a sweet red pepper, add the Fajita seasoning and sauce from a jar and mix well (there is a packet of seasoning in the kit but I wanted to try the sauce in the jar).
Now assemble your fajita, by adding generous helpings of the green jalapeno relish and the soured cream.
The tortillas are soft and taste lovely. 
I wasn't very enthusiastic the last time when talking about the soured cream, and though I still prefer the fresh soured cream, the new Garlic and herb flavoured soured cream is an improvement on the plain variety.
Salsa is made with tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, coriander and lime juice, and could be a nice alternative to tomato ketchup, or added to stews and wrapped sandwiches.

Have a feast!
For more information on Discovery range and recipe suggestions please visit the Discovery website.

P.S. I received the Discovery products above for the purposes of reviewing, all opinions are mine.


What to do if you have some leftovers like Discovery soured cream and Green Jalapeno relish?
Here are a couple of suggestions for you.

For a side dish of courgettes, leeks and pear
you will need:
2 courgettes
2 leeks
1 pear
2 tbsp green jalapeno sauce
olive oil
salt, pepper
Slice the courgettes, pear and leeks and fry in the pan with the olive oil. Season well. Add the green jalapeno sauce. Stir regularly, add a bit of water and cover the frying pan with the lid to speed up the cooking.
Serve as a side dish to any roast meat or the toad in the hole.

Chicken with soured cream and jalapeno relish
2 chicken breasts
olive oil
3tbsp Discovery soured cream
3tbsp Discovery Green Jalapeno relish

I used the chicken breast on the bone, but you can use just single deboned breasts. Roast the chicken in the oven at 180C. Spray with the olive oil before roasting and season with salt.
Cook for about half an hour.
Mix the soured cream with the green jalapeno relish and spread over the chicken liberally. Roast for another 10 minutes.
Serve with the roast tomatoes and wholegrain basmati rice (I love the Tilda wholegrain rice for its nutty taste).

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