Mexican cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. It is a wonderful fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking and flavors with those of a more European origin. It is definitely something you won’t regret trying out.
Here is a list of 6 Mexican dishes to get you on the ship to the wonderful and amazing flavors of Mexico.
1. Carne Adobada
Few might be aware of this dish. It is a dish of marinated pork meat. The marinade is made of red hot chili sauce, which makes it very spicy. Different types of meat or protein can be used for this dish, especially if you do not eat pork. It is usually accompanied by sides like corn tortillas, vegetables, and a lot of cheese. A delicious meal, indeed.
Gordita means ‘little fat one’ in Spanish. It is a pastry of masa (corn dough) and the stuffing usually comprises cheese, meat, or vegetables. There are two varieties of this dish. One of them is deep-fried while the other is baked. I would recommend trying out both versions as they each have a uniqueness of their own.
Another staple of Mexico, this dish made of fresh, raw seafood that is cured in citrus juices. Heat is not used for cooking this dish, so the meat being used is raw and has to be extremely fresh. Several complimentary dishes like corn, chili sauces, avocado are also offered. This dish is something unique and the experience of the dish is definitely one to savor.
This is a classic fish dish in Mexico. The fish that is used is red snapper. The whole fish is used and the marination is done in lime juice, salt, pepper, and ginger. The next important ingredient is a special sauce that consists of tomato, jalapenos, olives, and herbs. The fish is baked until it is tender. Along with this dish, a side of potatoes and rice is usually served for a better taste.
Another popular comfort dish from Mexican culture is Pozole. Pozole is a stew that will warm you up. You have shreds of chicken and hominy in a delicious chili broth. What is hominy you may ask? Well, it is corn that has been soaked with lime. Sounds delicious.
Would it even be a list of Mexican cuisines without this dish? Tamales are just a layer of masa or dough (starchy, and usually corn-based). You then steam it in a corn husk or banana leaf. The covering can be removed or used as a plate for later on. Tamales also come with a variety of fillings like meat, vegetables, and even cheese!
Have you tried any of these lip-smacking and tantalizing Mexican dishes yet? Let us know!
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