For many, tequila is a drink that must be enjoyed by itself, zip by zip, without any salt or lime softening or changing its delicious flavor. However, there are some of us who like to experiment with the spirit, trying different mixes, cocktails, food pairings, and what not. There are some who even like to cook using tequila, which results in a wide variety of dishes and recipes that are definitely worth trying. If you like to experiment in the kitchen and have been thinking about adding tequila to your recipes, here are four amazing dishes you should try.
One of the dishes we most enjoy is a nice plate of grilled peach-and-mozzarella salad, as it is tasty, versatile, and quite delicious we must say. When we add a small amount of tequila to the cumin-lime vinaigrette, it results in the best version of peach and cheese salad we have ever had. You can also substitute the peaches using heirloom tomatoes, plums, and other sour fruits as seasons change.
If we’re still holding to the whole Cinco de Mayo Mexican vibe and want to prepare a traditional dish, we recommend going for a Tequila Pork Chile Verde recipe. This is quite simple and fast to prepare, and the results are just as tasty as they sound. To prepare this stew, you need crispy cornmeal-ancho-and-chili-crusted pork tenderloin, tart tomatillos, canned green chiles, jalapeños, and stock. Once you’ve let the meat simmer and the flavor is mellow, add a splash of tequila and you’ll be all set.
Margaritas are the ultimate tequila cocktail to enjoy, especially during the warmer seasons, and no marinade goes better than a Margarita marinade to jazz up your outdoor cooking and barbecue parties. Margarita marinade is the best way to add an explosion of flavor to any meat you prepare, as it brings tart, sweet, and salty all at once. You can add this marinade to spicy chicken wings, flank steak, grilled pork, even chicken thighs.
To end things on a sweeter note, there is no better dessert after a Mexican meal than a Tequila-Lime Sorbet that will cool things off with its unique flavor. All you need is lime, sugar, and water to prepare a regular lime sorbet. Once the mix is ready, add a small splash of tequila to liven up the flavor of the sorbet. This is the perfect way to end a warm day of spring or summer, relaxing with the sun still up, and your guests waiting for the next barbecue party you’ll hold.