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Flan 101

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Jeff Brown
Still lots to learn about Mexican food. But doing the research is not too bad.
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on Tuesday, 10 July 2012
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We love flan. But cooking flan is kind of a tight wire balancing act. Get the heat just right and the end result is a creamy, rich dessert that can be finished off with a variety of flavors like coffee, Amaretto and berries. Cook it just a few minutes too long or too hot, and the texture takes on a slightly lumpy mouth feel and what should be a smooth glossy finish starts looking mottled and uneven. The flavor is still good ... but it's just not quite right. Occasionally we get uneven steaming on a batch of flan here at El Mirasol. Here is a photo of one of our mistakes. Of course these overco...
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El Mirasol @ Short Fest

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on Tuesday, 26 June 2012
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El Mirasol was happy to support our friends at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for the recent "Short Fest" held at the Camelot Theater in Palm Springs. Our team fed the hungry (and thirsty ... but Stella Artois took care of that) film makers at the Film Maker Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel on Saturday evening. Scott, Danny and Andrew served up our famous mini Chorizo Tacos, which were gone well before the event wrapped up. We take it as a compliment. And based on the very brisk dinner rush we had at both El Mirasol locations that evening ... quite a few people finished off the ev...
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Props to Chef Chuy

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on Tuesday, 26 June 2012
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Chef Chuy Castañeda has a commitment to excellence that starts with his dedication to fresh ingredients and sauces always made from scratch at El Mirasol. Those efforts yield the great tasting food that have made El Mirasol the go to place in the desert for anyone seeking big flavorful plates of fresh, wholesome, traditional foods of Mexico. Chuy's hands on approach to food production means he leads by example and the result is a culinary team that shares his passion for quality. But he very often goes above and beyond with guests at El Mirasol Los Arboles ... like keeping the kitchen open for...
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¡Salsa Fresca!

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Jeff Brown
Still lots to learn about Mexican food. But doing the research is not too bad.
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on Saturday, 23 June 2012
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Fresh fire grilled tomatoes, chiles, cilantro, green onions and salt. There ... now you know know the secret recipe. But do you know the amounts? Well if you appreciate good Salsa Fresca you are probably pretty good in the kitchen already and can figure it out for yourself. At El Mirasol we pride ourselves on Salsa Fresca made fresh daily. Brimming with flavor and sometimes (depending on the chiles we are getting) heat. We hope you enjoy our Salsa Fresca when you visit El Mirasol ... and we really don't mind if you get pretty good at making it yourself. ¡Provecho!...
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