Thursday, April 5, 2012

Micheladas {Bienvenido, Rick Bayless!}

I'm looking to make a new friend.  Maybe you've heard of him.  His name is Rick Bayless.  I've heard his name before, and I've watched 2 or 3 episodes of his show "Mexico: One Plate at a Time".  But I don't really know that much about him and I've never tried any of his recipes.

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.

Salud!  (Cheers!)



Micheladas
(Recipe from RickBayless.com)

Ingredients:
  • 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) 
  • Limes
  • Salt

Directions:
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!!!


*Serves 1


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IHCC theme: Bienvenido, Rick!



21 comments:

  1. My current fave is bohemia oscura chelada, just the beer, a bit of ice, and the lime juice - dee-lish!

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  2. I love you, and I love Rick Bayless. No, seriously - I have the Mexico: One Plate at a Time cookbook, and I love it. I think it's a perfect match.

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    1. Hi Katie! I just ordered Rick's Mexican Everyday cookbook just for this. (My first Rick Bayless cookbook.) I'm excited to see what Rick & I come up with. :)

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  3. I'll drink to that!! Way to kick things off :D

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  4. HEY! Rick Bayless is my GUY! Haha! I'll share him ;) I've had a crush on him forever! LOL! He doesn't know it yet, but we will cook together some day. A girl can dream right?!

    Cheers to you this week my friend! Salud!

    Happy Easter!

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  5. Hi Leslie. Rick Bayless is one of my favorites. He's from Chicago and has two restuarants there and some day I will go eat there. I have most of his cookbooks, all his cooking dvd's and am constantly watching his shows while I cook or follow his instructions on something he is making. Love that beer and in fact have some in my frig.;) Have fun.

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  6. Love love love Rick Bayless, I want to cook in his Chicago kitchen with the hidden room for all his cazuelas and molcajetes!! He is awsome!

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  7. I'll stick to my chelada's with clamato, I do sometimes have beer with just limon and tapatio, but love it more iwth clamato, my favorite is using clamaro con sabor a camaron picante mmmm, thanks for sharing :)

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  8. What a great way to welcome Rick! I could use one or three of those.. ☺

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  9. Oh, yum! Great recipe to kick of the next six months with Rick.

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  10. Wow, what a lovely welcome drink! I just made some of Rick's peanut snack, which would go perfectly with a glass of your lovely Micheladas!

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  11. I'll send this post to my son--michelada is a favorite with him and his friends.

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  12. Gotta love this recipe! I'm all over making it tonight!

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  13. That looks like a refreshing, frosty start to the Bayless series! Good choice!

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  14. Yum! And how refreshing that looks!

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  15. What a great idea to welcome rick with a drink. Like the michelados

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  16. The perfect refreshing brew to welcome Rick with. ;-) So glad you'll be joining us at CTB--it will be a fun 6 months!

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  17. So glad to have you at IHCC! I think it is going to be a great 6 months with Rick! The michelada is the perfect way to kick things off. It looks so refreshing. Will have to try this one!

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  18. Congrats on the new book, your gonna love it. I mean Rick is just amazing,talented,clever,smart,wise....okay you get the picture... way to kick things off!!

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    1. Now you know why I finally bought my first Rick Bayless cookbook. ;)

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  19. Hi, Leslie! These look great and so refreshing! I've never tried something like this before and will definitely give it a go soon :)

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