What’s not to like about Mexican food? It is sweet, it is spicy, it is meaty, it is flavorful, and it is simply wonderful! As a dedicated loyal admirer of all food Mexican, I want to dedicate this post to the dishes I found the most delicious in this cuisine.
Have you ever heard of tacos al pastor? You may need to travel to Mexico to try it, or you can ask at the local Mexican restaurant if they are making such a thing. I know that everyone loves tacos, but I am talking here about a different recipe. The translation means ‘in the shepherd’s style’, and it involves the use of thin strips of pork bacon for the filling. The other ingredients consist of diced onions, coriander leaves and pineapple pieces. All is served wrapped in a corn tortilla and I must say that the taste is absolutely heavenly.
Elote comes a close second, mostly because it is a street food and you can eat it while on the go. Do not let yourself impressed by the fancy name; it is actually corn on a cob, which has been previously boiled and it is served on a stick so you can eat it easily. At this point, you may say that it is not that much of a recipe, but that only because I did not say what elote is usually seasoned with. Another way of having elote than on a stick is in a cup, where all the kernels cut from the cob have been stuff. The Mexican add almost anything they can think of on top, including salt, mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, chili, and many other things.
Enchilada is still my favored breakfast food, and there are rarely days when I get out of the house without having this type of morning food. For making enchilada, you only need some tortillas and plenty of filling, in the form of shredded meat, cheese, and veggies. On the days when I want to go for a vegetarian diet, I replace meat and cheese with beans and I add soy sauce. Enchilada is always great with chili sauce. The same for quesadilla, but for this one I decided to buy a quesadilla maker because it saves a lot of time.
I have to include a Mexican dessert in my selection, or, otherwise, you may just start thinking that I am not really that fond of Mexican cuisine. So I am naturally including churros! These dough based pastries will do wonders for your palate when dipped in hot chocolate.
And, to finish on a bang, I bring to you mole. Have you ever thought what a sauce including both chocolate and spices like garlic, cumin and cloves would taste like? I can tell you: it tastes heavenly and it can be served with meat, like pork and chicken, turning any meal around and making it festive.
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