Food: Thomasina Miers’ Mexican Masterclass

by Sasha Wilkins on February 6, 2014 · 3 comments

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On Saturday I beat a path to the Mexican food expert, and founder of Wahaca, the mini chain of excellent Mexican street food restaurants, (and friend) Thomasina Miers’ house for a masterclass in Mexican cookery. Tommi was hosting a two day session at her home as part of The Guardian Masterclass series, and I was invited along on day two when there was a last minute drop out.

Whilst I adore authentic Mexican food, I’ve never done anything more than a) eat it, or b) read cookbooks on the subject, so it was a real eyeopener to watch Tommi at work, hear her explain her recipes, and then get to try them out ourselves, under her watchful eye.

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It was particularly impressive how much Tommi managed to fit in. We made:

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Roast spiced pineapple with tequila nieve (above)

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Chilli chocolate truffles (dangerously good)
Pork Almendrado (which required a complex mole, for which we toasted and ground separately numerous ingredients, before combining them to make the sauce).

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Totopos
A classic guacamole
Tamarind margaritas (wickedly good)

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Fresh salsa verde
Buttered quinoa with sweetcorn
Sweet potato mash

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Mexican winter salad (above)
Prawn tostadas with avocado, and spicy peanut oil  (a revelation in itself.)

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Tommi also announced this week that her next cookbook will be out in May. You can pre-order Chilli Notes; Recipes to warm the heart (not burn the tongue) on Amazon here.

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Carly Jade February 6, 2014 at 09:50

Wahh I’m so jealous! I’d have loved that day! Thomasina Miers is my favourite chef and I absolutely love Mexican food! I’ll be keeping an eye out for her book!

http://www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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Marina(Makeup4all) February 6, 2014 at 10:50

This all looks so good…

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Tara February 7, 2014 at 10:50

This looks amazing. If you like Mexican, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall does a great guacamole recipe. Mashed avocado/ fresh coriander/ chopped raw red onion/ lime juice/ crushed garlic. Easy, and tastes incredible.

Tara
http://Www.gettheskinny.co.uk

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