Food & Drink

Cinco De Mayo: Deconstructed

Unquestionably my favorite dish at Union Cantina is the deconstructed enchilada.  The coolest riff on a mexican mainstay, I asked one of the owners, Ian Duke, how to replicate it for a party this weekend.  It may seem like a lot of steps, but I guarantee your guests will rave.

Not to be missed, their 400 Rabbits Tequila bar, featuring over 100 tequilas to taste.

400 Rabbits Tequila Bar

Though, you’ll never go wrong with the their classic margarita.

Classic Margarita

Cinco de Mayo

Happy Hour 3-6PM featuring raffles, drink specials and giveaways

DJ Drazen 1-7PM

Live Music from John Schmitt Band following the Kentucky Derby

Deconstructed Enchilada

Recipe for Deconstructed Enchiladas:

RED ENCHILADA SAUCE

2 pasilla peppers rehydrated

1 large Spanish onion Julianne

1 large red pepper Julianne

4 tablespoons tomato paste

1/2 cup water

4 tablespoons ground cumin

2 tablespoons ground coriander

1 pack Sazon seasoning

Salt & pepper to taste

In a large sauce pot take all vegetables with 2 tablespoons of canola oil sauté till golden brown add Pasilla peppers then add tomato paste tomato purée and water let simmer then add all dry seasonings. Then place in blender blend till smooth put back in saucepot simmer for 10 minutes serve or refrigerate for further use

Pulled chicken (you can easily cheat this with a rotisserie chicken from Citarella)

6 chicken breast skinless

1/2 quart grapefruit juice

4 tablespoons of adobo seasoning

2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Add all ingredients to a sauce pot with a quart of water, Let simmer for 20-25 minutes

Let cool then shred by hand

Pico de gallo

12 plum tomatoes 1/4 inch

1 small red onion

1 jalapeño diced or less you decide

1 yellow pepper

2 tablespoon aged white wine vinegar

4 tablespoons blend oil

Salt pepper to taste

Dice vegetables to preferred size and mix

Combine vinegar and oil

Combine oil and vinegar mixture to vegetables until coated; add salt, pepper to taste

To plate:

Bake or Fry till crispy 12 5 inch corn tortillas

Use a large bowl Use a little refried bean to help from sliding

  1. Enchilada sauce
  2. Crispy tortilla
  3. Pulled chicken
  4. 4 cheese blend [queso blanco, queso fresco, asadero, Mexican cheddar cheeses]
  5. Make 3 and stack

Union Cantina, 40 Bowden Square, Southampton.  631-377-3500

 

 

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