It makes perfect sense that coming back from nearly a month of traveling in Italy and then in Maine, brimming with recipe inspiration from both locales, I end up cooking…Mexican food. What can I say? I am who I am. This particular dish is my rendition of a dish from one of my favorite local restaurants, Delicia. At restaurants I tend to favor trying new things instead of dishes I have tried before, but this one is so good I find it nearly impossible to resist.
I know this may look involved or seem daunting. True, there is a lot going on here, but all of it is very good and totally manageable. The meat takes several hours to cook but most of that is inactive time. The rest of the pieces come together pretty quickly, and the combination of all the components together is sort of magical…you’ll need to try it to really understand. The meat makes a huge quantity so there will be plenty left over to freeze, meaning that next time around this meal will be pretty quick and easy!