(WJBK) - The Spanish Translation for Botana means "little snack." They have grown in size at many restaurants over the years. Chef Kelli Lewton of 2 Unique Caterers and Event Planners and Purefood2U joined us in the FOX 2 Cooking School to show us some examples of how you can make your own botanas. You can find her ideas below.
For more information on Chef Kelli, visit www.twounique.com or www.purefood2u.com.
Tequila Citrus Chicken
Black beans, pickled mango & a crisp chili banana served on chip of your choice
Marinate chicken with a splash of tequila, olive oil, lime zest and juice for a couple of hours before grilling, canned or cooked black beans seasoned with a pinch of cumin and sea salt, slice banana chip thin fry in shallow oil and sprinkle with a little chili powder. Layer ingredients on chip
Ancho BBQ Beef Brisket
Pickled red onion, cilantro, diced Jalapeno & avocado
Brisket or cut of beef of your choice, rubbed with cumin, sea salt, black pepper & chili powder, roast with a little beef or chicken stock and a smidge of tomato paste and a heavy splash of cider vinegar. Layer ingredients on chip
Chimichurri White Fish
Pickled Radish & coriander seed with charred onion & tomato
Grill or roast whitefish with chimichurri, char onions in hot pan with a little oil and then add tomatoes. Layer ingredients on chip