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Fig Jam & Shrimp Bacanora Recipes

BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
edited 2:24PM in EggHead Forum
Several of you asked for mother in law's recipes (actually these are more her thoughts than written recipes) while I was on holiday in Sonora, Here they are. ENJOY


Get about 30-50 ripe figs, or as many as you want to make
Cut stem,leave skin & wash in water
Add 1/4 cup of water to a pot
Add figs and boil,keep stirring continuously to achieve an even cook until soft (about 10-15 min.)
Mash figs in pot while still boiling.
Add natural sugar, ground cinnamon and cloves to taste
Keep stirring until reducing mix from a soft to a hard consistency, until it bubbles & bubbles splash hard (love this line hahaha)
Let cool
Serve with, cheese,guava candy, honey, cookies or bread
Preserve in freezer (it doesn't freeze actually), keeps for a long time.



1 Can Nestle Media Crema - Table Cream
5 "Chile de árbol" peppers, dry
1 garlic clove
1 tbs or cube shrimp consome
1 can red bell peppers
Cheese Chihuahua

4 pounds Shrimp Peeled
1/2 stick butter

Put first five ingredients in blender
Flambé shrimp in bacanora (could be tequila or your favourite spirits, add butter and fry very lightly (until they change colour)
Put in individual portions and add blended ingredients, orégano and Cheese,
Put in oven at 380* F, just for a moment until grated

Serve with white rice on the side, or over pasta as Mickey says.




  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,654
    Rice hell Beli, I want that over pasta.
    All looks so good.... Thanks
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Mickey let me edit my post :P
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,776
    Wow! 2 great recipes. I bet the fig jam would be really good spread on a piece of pork loin for a glaze.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Sounds Terrific, what a great idea!!
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Hey Beli
    Both recipes sound great
    The Shrimp Bacanora pic looks very tasty :)

  • beesbees Posts: 335
    What a pretty presentation! Is the shell on chargers? Thanks for sharing.Randy
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Shane, I told my MIL it was one of the best shrimp dishes I've ever had. strongly recommend it.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    TKS Randy. She just put some salt on a normal plate & the shells over the salt so they wouldn't move
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,356
    To heck with the rice or pasta, just pass me a spoon. :laugh:
    Beli, what is the Norteno equivalent to the queso Chihuahua. Is it like a cream cheese or jack cheese?
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,383
    I'm a true lover of Mexican cusine but many of the ingredients are out of the ballpark for me here in the US. Aside from visiting border cities such as Juarez & Tiajuana, my fondest memories of 'real' Mexican in the States were at a few venues from west Texas on to San Francisco. Some of the best food could be found at off-the-main-path casas that hardly looked appealing. How sad it is that that most of what is billed as "Mexican" fare here in no way even close to the real McCoy. Kinda like comparing Spam to roast beef! And I guess the same is true of many other ethnic(?) offerings...
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Here you are Joan:

    Chihuahua: Brought to Mexico from the Mennonites, Queso Chihuahua is similar to mild cheddar but becomes tangy when it is aged. Good versions are hard to find the U.S. so you may prefer to substitute with a Muenster or medium Cheddar. Chihuahua cheese is used for melting in chiles rellenos and a Mexican fondue called queso fundido

    Substitute: Jack or mild Cheddar

    This is a great page for mexican cheeses and their substitutes:
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Show-Off :whistle:
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Gets the job done with Inlaws :P
  • Smut-buttSmut-butt Posts: 142
    Thank you very much, we will think of you while we are enjoying the fig jam.
    Have a great weekend!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Bruce, you are most welcome, have a great weekend
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