Mexican Made Easy

June 2017
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S5 Ep13 - Mexican Classics

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In the season finale, Marcela shares her favourite dishes from the Yucatan, done super easy, for the busy cook. To start, she makes cochinita pibil, delicious slow cooked pork marinated in an orange and achiote sauce. Next, simple panuchos, tortillas stuffed and cooked into a perfect ‘plate’ for the pork. Then, a classic Mexican staple - pickled habanero chiles and red onions - perfect for topping your panuchos. She also makes the best guacamole you've ever had: simple with fresh, bright flavou...
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S5 Ep12 - All About Salsa

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Today, Marcela shows us just how versatile salsa, the quintessential Mexican condiment, really is as she prepares a delicious smoky salsa out of guajillo chiles as well as a fresh, bright mango habanero salsa. Marcela uses these two salsas to make other delicious dishes. The guajillo salsa is a perfect base for a slow cooked pork dish known as enchilado, while the mango and habanero salsa is spooned over grilled sea bass for a refreshing entree. Marcela also uses the mango and habanero salsa to...
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S5 Ep11 - Homestyle Mexico

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Today, Marcela invites us into her kitchen to share all of the dishes she grew up with. She first makes arroz rojo, a traditional red rice. Then she whips together a condiment you'll find in refrigerators across the country, crisp pickled vegetables. Next, there's the classic caldo de res, a delicious beef stew to warm up any home. And for dessert, cajeta gelatin - with its light and creamy caramel-like flavour.
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S5 Ep10 - Mexican Sweets

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When it comes to dessert, Mexico has had many influences, and today Marcela shows us some of her favourites. First, she marries layers of rich, creamy flan and chocolate cake in a chocolate flan that will make your mouth water! Next, light and delicious crepes - stuffed with pecans, bananas and the classic Mexican caramel called cajeta. Then, Marcela makes kid-friendly caramel popcorn balls that satisfy with a sweet and salty crunch. And finally, an Aztec hot chocolate spiced with chile and cin...
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S5 Ep9 - Holy Mole!

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Oaxaca is one of Marcela's favourite places in all of Mexico, and today she's showing us everything she loves about that city and its fascinating culinary traditions. Talk of food in Oaxaca always starts with mole negro, the quintessential sauce famous for its richness and layers of flavour. Next up, tlayudas, a popular street food which is a kind of Mexican pizza. Finally, a classic dish with a twist, oaxacan marinated cheese. Done with fragrant herbs, it's great as an appetiser or for a party!
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S5 Ep8 - Marcela's Family Favourites

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Marcela introduces her aunt, Tia Marcela, and they share some of their favourite family recipes and stories. From one side of the family we get savoury tuna stuffed chiles. From another side, the tradition of grandma's meatballs continues in a hearty lamb albondiga soup. Next, Marcela makes a savoury sweet potato casserole spiced up with chipotle. Tia Marcela finishes things off with her own recipe for tart, plus a refreshing tequila and grapefruit cocktail called palomas, as they toast the tra...
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S5 Ep7 - Farm Fresh

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Marcela has always been inspired by the freshest fruits and vegetables she can find. At her favourite local farm, she packs up a bounty of produce to make her delicious menu. First up, pastel Azteca, an amazing, one-dish meal layered with pablano peppers, melted oaxaca cheese and tortillas. She also whips up a delicious avocado and cilantro dip, a perfect appetiser. Next, a warm butternut squash salad tossed in homemade tangerine-rosemary vinaigrette. To sweeten the deal, she prepares a beautif...
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S5 Ep6 - Kids In The Mexican Kitchen

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Marcela always includes her son Fausto in the kitchen, but today she's going out to teach other kids the importance of good food! At Olivewood Gardens, Marcela picks vegetables with the kids and prepares a healthy bean, cauliflower and cheese burrito that's sure get an A from the class. The base of these burritos are rich and lightly spiced chorizo refried beans that kids will adore. Back in the kitchen, Marcella prepares simple and delicious ground beef empanadas and chicken tostadas.
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S5 Ep5 - Light And Healthy Mexican

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Mexico is full of incredible and light flavours that will fuel even the busiest of bodies. After yoga class, Marcela shows how she doesn't sacrifice flavour for nutrients when she makes salpicon, a marinated, shredded beef salad stacked on grilled tostadas, then topped with a fresh and simple pineapple salsa. Next, a fresh shrimp ceviche bursting with citrus. Finally, to wash it all down, a thirst-quenching agua fresca featuring melon and mint.
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S5 Ep3 - Seafood

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Marcela and her son Fausto take to the seas of San Diego with a local fisherman to try their luck with a fishing rod. She's going on board with a delicious crab avocado salad to share with the crew in their break. Back in her kitchen, Marcela pan roasts halibut in corn husks, and makes a chipotle cream shrimp that's bound to refuel even the hungriest of sailors. Not only that, Marcela is making fresh and light lobster agua chile, a spiced ahi tuna quesadilla, and washing it down with a refreshi...
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