Episode 312: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Pati invites a few of her girlfriends over for a much needed “girls’ night in.” But these girls are here to GRILL! Grilling isn’t just a guy thing — Pati’s got a great outdoor grill, and she’s gonna put it to work by cooking up a mouth-watering menu of Mexican food with a BBQ twist. One of Pati’s sisters shows up to help her mix some drinks, too!

  • Deborah Gonzales

    Dear Patti,

    In the episode Girls just wanna have fun, what was the name and city of the restaurant where you ate the little crispy tacos?

    Deborah K. Gonzales

  • Pati, I just caught my first show of yours on PBS. Love your passion for great food and will be watching more shows as they air ! Just wondering if you have the recipe for the ancho chile sauce you made in the jar on your website somewhere ? Jim

  • Adam


    What was in the jar that you made that you said you keep in the refrigerator and eat like candy from the girls just want to have fun episode. it was a pickled something can you tell me what that was

  • Rich Greiner

    We just watched your show…. great as ever. You mentioned a town with special authentic pottery. Could you tell me the name again?

    • Pati

      That was the town in Michoacan called Tzin-Tzun-Tzan… lovely!

  • cyrus buehler

    Dear Pati. Me and my wife just watched your girl’s night in episode and are trying to figure out what was on the fish that you had at the restaruant in Mexico. Thank you, Cyrus.

    • Pati

      Hola Cyrus, Believe it or not, it was breaded with crickets!

  • glenda

    Love your show my husband and I see it every day thanks we want more drinks to Learn how to make

  • J J Loughran

    I saw what I thought was the episode Girls just Wanna Have fun. I thought you did strawberries with Green Tabasco and Honey. where do I find that recipe?

    I love the recipes which combine classical ‘Mexican’ with the Asian, French and other influences.

    • Pati

      Hm, don´t remember that, are you talking about the drink?

      • J J Loughran

        I must have imagined this recipe. I was sure you had prepared some strawberries with a little green chile sauce (Tabasco). As I frequently season strawberries with balsamic vinegar, I was intrigued. I am getting ready to do a post-wedding brunch — and thought those with eggs benedict and a mimosa flavored with lime and fresh orange juice would be perfect. I have looked at the web and found nothing either. So I guess I will just experiment. I think strawberries, green chile sauce, perhaps some melon (or mango) a bit of lime and maybe a touch of honey might be fun. I also wonder, if tomatilloes might not add a crunchy texture.