Food Media


Ina Garten Butchers Tex Mex


More from Food Media

Food Media Tex-Mex

Ina Garten Butchers Tex Mex

James Cristinian | | Jun 5, 2010 12:56 PM

I had Ina on while I was cleaning a mess of shrimp to be fried. Her friend made an "award winning" Tex Mex chili that was full of beans. Chili with beans will not be allowed at any self respecting chili cook off in my home state of Texas. Maybe she won a cook off in the Hamptons. Later on she did a pink grapefruit margarita, call it something else, this is not a margarita. Then there was the fish taco. Nothing against fish tacos, but I never saw one on a menu until a few years ago. This is a Baja, SoCal dish, not Tex Mex. Finally, a tequila lime grilled chicken. Whatever. Make some chile rellenos using poblanos, a good beef enchilada, some nachos with cheese, fajita meat, chorizo, or crabmeat and some jalapenos, and not a pile of crap on top, just a few ingredients. Simple Tex Mex is a wonderful meal, just don't try and sell me this stuff as Tex Mex. As for the shimp, the demise of the Gulf of Mexico is overstated. I'm still able to get 16-20 count, wild Texas shrimp for 5.99 to 8.99 a pound, depending on the sales. I do hope they get this mess cleaned up soon, however.

Back to top