Piquant Post Latin Flair
This month’s Piquant Post was my second box and I was looking forward to it. Even for people like me, who are not very excited in the kitchen and never want to experiment, getting seasoning packets and ready to follow recipes is fun. Such supplies encourage me to try new things because everything is delivered to me - I just have to get ingredients. My biggest problem is coming up with an idea, but once it is presented to me, I am ready to make it happen.
My kitchen is always stocked with basic spices and spice mixes, but I rarely venture out of my comfort zone. Thanks to Piquant Post, I get chef inspired and created seasoning mixes that are simply calling my name. I liked everything I tried so far and even got my kids interested in eating something new, which is not an easy feat.
Each month’s delivery takes subscribers to a different region and its cuisine. This time it’s Mexico and all the traditional fixings. The only time I ever tried to get Mexican seasoning mix was something for tacos and it was neither organic, nor good.
My go-to place for spices is usually Whole Foods or European stores when I get to visit the old continent, which was not possible this summer. Because of COVID, I started cooking at home more and going out less, so my staples were getting a bit boring. Let’s just say I was ready for some exploration in the kitchen.
Each Piquant Post box costs $11.99 + shipping and that’s not bad at all for three spice mixes and 3 recipes, especially when I know that I would never find neither such mixes, nor recipes.
The first spice packet was Chipotle Spice that was used for Chipotle Fish Tacos with Lime Crema. The tacos were super easy to make in no time – it took just about 30 minutes at most to prepare them.
Fish tacos have always been my favorite and these with Chipotle seasoning and lime yogurt mix were really good.
Next recipe was Chicken Tinga Tostadas with Taco Elixir seasoning mix.
This was a little more complicated to make, but still not impossible. It took me an hour instead of their advised 45 minutes, but it was worth it.
Finally, there is Mexican Mole mix for Portobello Mole Enchiladas, which are still waiting to be made. Mole is a traditional Mexican sauce that requires this seasoning mix.
Mushrooms will be cooked in the oven and prepared with tomatoes and all kinds of other scrumptious ingredients. This is the longest recipe of all and as such will have to wait for a special weekend with more time sometime soon.
I like that all recipes are fun, but not too complicated. Spices are great and it’s enough of them to last for a few times, not just once. I think I am going to be a Piquant Post customer for a while, especially with corona keeping California in pretty strict conditions.