NALANI HALL PREPARES CHRISTOPHER CASTRO-SALGADOʼS
ENCHILADAS MEXICANAS RECIPE
Our hands are a medium
that our gifts flow through.
We harness the energy of love
and compassion that dwells
in our hearts. We guide each
other to use our hands as a tool and break down
the barriers that divide us. When someone shares
a favorite food from their culture, they wrap us in
the graceful arms of their ancestors. We begin to
realize how the ingredients used in a Dominican
stew can be the same ingredients used across the
Atlantic. The rolling of sticky dough and frying
of sliced plantain feeds hunger, breaks stigmas,
and unites a divided world. It takes a simple step,
finding someone and sharing with them how to
make bread for others.
1 chicken breast
3-4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
8 tomatillos, washed and peeled
1 garlic clove
1/4 onion, diced
3 jalapeño peppers
Romaine lettuce, finely chopped
Place chicken breast in a pot, add salt, and cover with water. Place
pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn heat down
to medium. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Pour chicken broth water into a separate pot and set chicken aside
Place tomatillos, jalapeño peppers, garlic clove, and onion into the
chicken broth and boil for approximately 8 minutes or until tomatillos
Pour entire pot contents into a blender and blend to make green
Heat oil in a pan and slightly fry all tortillas quickly on both sides.
Avoid letting tortillas break apart, get too crisp, or burn.
Shred cooled chicken.
In a separate pan, heat the green salsa.
Place slightly fried tortillas in the pan with salsa and flip to cover
both sides with salsa.
Place sauced tortillas on a plate and add desired amount of chicken
in center. Then roll tortillas, keeping chicken inside.
Once the desired number of enchiladas are on a plate, top with more
Add desired toppings like lettuce, cheese, onion rounds, avocado,
and sour cream on top.
Repeat until you have made all your plates. Serve and enjoy!
Nalani facilitates a group discussion during an outdoor class.
10 FROM A KITCHEN IN THE WORLD HOUSE