Mission Tortilla Chip Recipes


Scallop & Shrimp Ceviche With Mango, Basil & Jalapeno
By Hipcooks Portland

Serves 6
6 large fresh scallops, sliced
6 shrimp, halved lengthwise
1 mango, diced
2 scallion, diced
1 sweet red pepper, diced
1 large handful basil, sliced
juice of 5 limes
a swirl of olive oil (extra-virgin, first cold pressed)
1 fresh jalapeño or Serrano chili pepper, diced finely
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
sea salt and pepper
2 avocados, perfectly ripe & sliced into wedges

This is best freshly made.  Combine scallops, shrimp, mango, scallion, peppers, most of the basil, olive oil, salt & pepper to taste in a bowl with enough lime juice to cover the shellfish.  Marinate, chilled, for about 10 minutes.
Serve in pretty bowls garnished with a topping of the reserved basil or, for a nice contrast, make a bed of sweet potato fries and place a heaping spoonful of your ceviche on top.  Serve with avocado wedges.


Roasted Red Salsa
By Hipcooks Portland

4 roma tomatoes, roasted
1/2 onion, chopped
2-3 cascabel chilies
1 clove of garlic, chopped
A roasted tomato imparts a sweet, rich texture to a salsa.  To roast a tomato, choose a nice ripe one (Romas usually work), slice in half and hollow out the inside using a spoon.  Place in a baking tray.  I like to drizzle with a little olive oil, some silvered garlic, salt and pepper and maybe a little herbs like thyme or oregano.  Roast slowly in a low oven (like 250 or so) for at least an hour until shrunken and lovely.  Another option - grill the tomatoes!

For the Salsa:   Toast the cascabel chilies and soak in hot water until re-hydrated. (see Mole for toasting and soaking instructions for dried chilies). Pop all the ingredients expect the roasted tomatoes into a food processor and whizz until smooth.  (You might need to scrape the sides of the bowl a few times.)  Then add the tomatoes and chop until you have the consistency salsa that you like. This should result in a nice, spicy salsa.  Want your salsa a little spicier?  You can add chopped hot pepper (like serrano, habanero, or hot pepper sauce.)


Gazpacho in Cucumber Cups
By Hipcooks Portland

Cucumber cups make a cute shot glass, and a lovely vehicle for appetizers. An English cuke will yield 8 – 10 “shot glasses” – just hollow out with a mellon-baller, leaving enough on the bottom to support the filling.

In class, we filed the cucumber cups with gazpacho, the recipe below. Your options are endless:  Crab or shrimp salad, a spicy salsa, more tequila or gin?

1 large or 2 small super luscious vine-ripe tomatoes
½ cucumber (only peel if the skin is inedible – we use English and use it all!)
¼ red onion
1 red pepper
1 sm clove garilic
olive oil
balsamic or red wine vinegar
splash or Tabasco
Sea salt

Roughly chop and then blend all the ingredients with a little bit of ice-cold water to get the process going. Can be made in advance and chilled!
Option: serve with toasted bread rubbed with a garlic clove and drizzled with olive oil.



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