Perfect for Lent - Shrimp Fideo #KnorrCelebrations

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, however all opinions are my own. 

Observing Lent can be a struggle when it comes to dinner time. Having to come up with new ideas that don't include meat and that everyone will enjoy is difficult and it forces you to think outside of the box. I'm up for the challenge! Lucky for us, Mexican food offers a lot of flexibility. There are tons of dishes that use vegetables and fish. We LOVE Knorr® bouillon cubes because they add that authentic Latin flavor to our favorite Lent dishes.

I decided to put a little twist on the classic Sopa de Fideo and not only add shrimp, but use Knorr® Shrimp Bullion cubes. This was my first time using Shrimp bullion cubes and I have to say I was surprised with the flavor. I love that just a spoonful of Knorr® can turn your meal into something special with delicious flavor everyone will enjoy.

All throughout Lent season, Northgate Market's has you covered with delicious options throughout the store. Want to learn how to make a delicious capirotada?! How about chiles rellenos?! Northgate stores are offering cooking demos, just visit Northgatemarkets.com for a full class schedule and locations near you. I'm signing up! 

Get your shopping list ready. In order to make my delicious Shrimp Fideo, this is what you'll need:

  • Knorr® Shrimp flavor bullion cubes (2)
  • 1/2 lb of Shrimp (cleaned/deveined)
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 small can diced green chiles
  • 1 package of Fideo
  • 1 1/2 cans of tomato sauce
  • 2-3 cups Boiling Water
  1. In a large saucepan, bring oil to a high heat and add diced onions, green chiles and Knorr® Shrimp bullion cubes. Crush the Knorr® cubes into the oil and cook until onions and chiles are tender and clear.
  2. Next, add the Fideo. I bought spiral fideo and crushed it into smaller pieces then fried it in the oil until browned.  
  3. Add the tomato sauce and stir until covered, then add 2 cups of boiling water. *You may need to add more depending on how wet you want it. 
  4. Last add the shrimp. Mix in and cover on low heat for about 10 minutes. Add more water if desired and let sit covered for 10 more minutes. 

So what you do think? Will you try my Shrimp Fideo recipe for Lent? Don't forget to visit your local Northgate Gonzalez Market for additional Lent recipes, special deals & offers!

Celebrate Lent with Knorr® and share your cooking creations with others by using the hashtag #KnorrCelebrations. What are your favorite Lent recipes? Leave me a link in the comments below. 

Fish Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce #VivaLaMorena

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBias

When I was 11 years old I took a trip to mi abuelas hometown of Guanajuato, Mexico to visit mi gran abuelito before he passed away. That trip was life changing and I went through a major culture shock especially when my car broke down outside of a slaughter house and after seeing animals being sold in a marketplace, I left Mexico a changed young lady. Most practicing Catholics don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent, but I gave it up completely and didn't eat a single piece of meat for 6 years. I will always remember mi abuleas recipes that were specific for Lent, especially her tacos del horno and fried potato cakes. Now, I have my own traditional non-meat recipes and today I am sharing my favorite fried fish tacos with a creamy chipotle sauce with the help of La Morena

I am a new fan of La Morena, I love it's authentic ingredients, it is a Mexican food brand that lets you incorporate a true taste of Mexico into your own home cooking. Opening a can of La Morena chiles takes me and my kitchen back to mi abuealas home cooked meals that I miss so much. 

Do you like fish? I know a lot of people shy away from cooking fish at home, but not me, I love fish and especially fish tacos. Although I make them pretty often during the summer, I think I mostly love the versatility of them. Today I am sharing my recipe for the easy, but delicious Creamy La Morena Chipotle Sauce to top my fish tacos.

I went to my neighborhood Food 4 Less store to purchase all of my ingredients for my fish tacos.

Ingredients:

  •  La Morena
  • 7oz Chipotle Peppers
  • 2 lbs Swai Fish fillets
  • 1 package Fish Fry 
  • (You can use any batter you desire but I use Louisiana style Fish Fry, It's spicy.)
  • 1 cabbage sliced (or cole slaw)
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • Corn Tortillas
  • 16 oz. Crema con sal (Sour cream)
  • Queso Fresco (crumbly cheese)
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  1. Heat skillet with oil and prepare to fry. Once fish is covered in batter, place in oil for 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from oil when lightly browned and set aside. 
  2. Open can of La Morena Chipotle in adobo sauce and empty into a food processor along with garlic cloves, a pinch of salt and pepper and a cup of crema (sour cream). Blend until creamy.
  3. Warm tortillas on a comal or in a microwave to soften. 
  4. Build your taco: a piece of fried fish, topped with shredded cabbage, creamy Chipotle sauce, and crumbles of queso fresco. 
  5. Enjoy! 

I also used La Morena sliced Jalapeños to create a creamy jalapeño sauce as another option, by using the same directions as the chipotle cream sauce. 

I've shared my favorite recipes and traditions so tell me, what is your favorite non-meat or Lent inspired recipe? I could always use fresh ideas. I hope you enjoy your fish tacos with creamy chipotle or jalapeño sauce. 

La Morena is hosting a great giveaway and I know my readers love giveaways, so go enter! 

La Morena Lent Giveaway