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Caoba Eats

Watching the World Cup is hungry work. The Caoba team sustain themselves with chillies all year round of course, but during intensive tv-watching sessions it is important to have food to hand without having to break screen/eye contact. Last night’s Mexico v Brazil match was one of those moments. Luckily our Caoba Chilli Wrap, prepared just before kick-off, fended off the hunger pangs as effectively as Guillermo Ochoa fended off that Brazillian header.

Caoba Chilli Wraps

Caoba Chilli Wraps in 4 steps

1. Make a chilli: steak mince, chopped onion, garlic, tinned tomatoes, chipotle chillies, hot paprika, ground cumin, a tiny touch of cinnamon, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook about 1 hour.
2. Cut corn or flour wraps in half and fold into a pocket. Fill with the warm chilli mix.
3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan and place the wraps with the seam facing down in for a few minutes each side until they are golden brown.
4. Serve with salad, avocado, sour cream, and a squeeze of fresh lime. And a cold beer.

 

 

Last of the summer lime

You’ll find no pandering to the newly arrived autumnal weather here at Caoba. We’re still drinking cocktails like it’s a balmy 25 degrees outside. Well I say cocktails but really I mean Mexican beer with the juice of a lime squeezed into it for a sharp, refreshing, Mexican alternative to lager and lime.

Take one Mexican blue-rimmed, high-ball glass and dampen the rim with water then dip into a saucer of salt flakes (table salt will work just as well), as if you were preparing a Margarita. Allow to dry. Squeeze into the glass the juice of one lime*, two if the lime is small. Top up with beer from a chilled bottle of Sol or Corona, stir gently and drink. Responsibly of course.

Glass, beer, lime, salt

Before…

*Insider tip: Before cutting the lime in half, roll it around on the work surface to release more of the juice and/or pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds.

Beer and fresh lime juice with a salt rim

After… stirred with a paper maché swizzle stick