First of all, let me tell you what a Poncho is. A Poncho is a type of Mexican hamper. The word ‘poncho’ comes from the Spanish word ‘ponea’, which means pot. Since the Pot of flowers in Mexican is called a ‘pone’, thus, the origin of the term ‘poncho’.
Ponchos are traditionally made of re-purposed, or recycled, food items. Items that could be used to make a delicious and yummy hamper are things like fruits, vegetables, cooked meats, chicken, beef and fish. These are considered the perfect food for a gift because they are fresh and they can be used whenever you want to have a gourmet meal at home. These can be given as gifts to other Mexican women and men, as well as to people of any culture and background.
These are made with the help of the gourmet chef. Often, the food is infused with herbs, dried flowers and spices to make it look as good as it tastes. For instance, if you are giving it to a Mexican lady, then she would probably appreciate your gift with a blend of Mexican chili powder, fresh cilantro, lime juice and avocado.
There are also different ways of decorating your ponchos. Since these are filled with a mixture of fruits, vegetables, meat and spices, you can decorate it in any way that suits your taste. Some of the fillings that are used are pineapple, cheese, chocolate, caramel and even chocolate covered fruit.
Another great thing about these fish ponchos is that they are easy to prepare. All you have to do is tear off the excess paper fish and wash them in cold water. Make sure you dry them well before using them. Once you have done this, you can now cook the ponchos. Most people prefer the oven method because it produces a crispy texture. If you want the softer more moist texture, then you can pan fry them.
To make the perfect stuffing, you can take leftover veggies or fish that you have used to fill the poncho. Then, cut it up into chunks or shreds. Put all of the chunks or pieces on a tortilla and make sure it is filled up to the brim. Add some corn tortilla chips on top and roll it up tightly.
If you are not the creative type, then you can always go with the frying method. Simply coat the fish with flour and coat them in oil until they become light pink. Place them on a baking sheet and cook for about two hours. When you are ready to serve it, just garnish with cilantro and serve with lots of fresh salsa.
Another choice is the Mexican version of fish. It is called the Florida fish tail. You can cut the tail into two sections and place them on a griddle. Using a sharp knife, turn them over so that the other side is facing down. Cook for about six minutes.
If you are looking for the most authentic taste, then you should definitely consider the technique of stuffing fish. First, you need to buy or catch the fish. Bring the fish to room temperature if you are planning to use cold water to prepare the fish ponchos. Season the fish with salt and pepper. After you have seasoned the fish, pre-heat the oven or stove and cook the fish ponchos until they are done.
The technique of stuffing fish involves putting the prepared fish into the mouth of a rubber glove. The fillings will be applied using the pointed end of a fork. The cooked fish will be covered with cheese. Place the stuffed fish ponchos on top of steamed white rice and enjoy your homemade meal.
No matter what type of fish ponchos you choose, make sure to add lots of toothsome vegetables to it. Pineapple, tomatoes, onions, and cucumber are good choices. By adding these vegetables, you will be ensuring that your stuffed fish will be ready to serve when it is time for everyone to dig in to their favorite meal.