Well, that's all about to change. For the next six months, Rick Bayless will be the featured chef of I Heart Cooking Clubs, and will be a weekly feature here in my cocina. I don't see any reason why we wouldn't get along. Rick's specialty is Mexican food, and I just happen to live in Mexico, where I cook Mexican food almost daily. On paper, we're perfect for each other. But who knows. Only time will tell.
To welcome Rick to my cocina, I prepared a couple of Micheladas, to toast to what I hope is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Micheladas are a popular, somewhat spicy, beer cocktail here in Mexico. I've already shared my recipe for Micheladas con Clamato, which were the only kind of Micheladas I've ever had. But for Rick, I thought we should have the original. The one that started it all.
(Recipe from RickBayless.com)
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon bottled hot sauce (Valentina brand is best)
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon Jugo Maggi (It's a seasoning sauce)
- 1 cold beer (I used a 355 ml. bottle of Corona)
Run the cut side of a lime around the rim of a chilled beer mug. Dip the moistened rim in a small plate with a couple tablespoons of salt.
Fill the mug with ice cubes. Add the lime juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Jugo Maggi, and a dash of salt. (I rarely measure out the ingredients. I just add a squeeze or two of this, and a couple of dashes of that. It's really up to you. You can use however much you want of each of the ingredients.)
Slowly pour in the beer. Stir gently until everything is combined. Enjoy!!!
IHCC theme: Bienvenido, Rick!