Browse Day: May 15, 2019

Mexican Food -Fundamentals Explained

If you are trying to decide what it is that you would like to dine on tonight, why not think about Mexican food? There are so many choices on a great Mexican menu, that it would be hard for you to look it over and not find something that you can be pleased with. This food is not all tacos and rice as many would assume, rather there are some wonderful recipes that can please most if not all palettes. From burritos to mosquito larva quiche, the possibilities are endless. All you need to do now is take some time, and see what will interest you most.

High Class And Old School

There are many great dishes that can be had on an authentic Mexican food menu; some may make the weak stomached squirm, while others will rejoin with glee that they have found a true restaurant after their own hearts. Mexican restaurants are popping up virtually all over the globe today, and this is because the food is simply delightful. You will not have to worry about finishing a Mexican meal, and seeking snacks an hour later. This is because this food is actually filling, and with the great dishes that contain sides such as rice you will know what it means to get your money’s worth.

Great Snack Foods

The great thing about Mexican food is that it actually makes great snack food. A couple of enchiladas or tortillas, and you are all set. This is something that is great for a quick lunch whether you are at home or even at work, and that makes this food very convenient. You would be hard pressed to not find at least one Mexican restaurant in your city, and this is because the food is great priced and fills the hunger spot. Much of the food that you find within the regions of Mexico, can now be had within the confines of a great restaurant and this is great news for those that love this food. Whether it is on the go, or a meal for the family on a Saturday night you can be sure that this food is going to be appreciated by everyone that is eating it.

Experiment

One of the best things that you can do when it comes to Mexican food is to experiment. There are simply too many great dishes on the menu, for you to not try something at least once to see if you like it. This allows you to get a broader sense of your appreciation for the great food that the Mexicans have to offer. You will even be surprised at how wonderful their dessert selection is, and you will quickly find many items that could be considered a favourite. You are easily going to have a tough time deciding what you like most.

Basic Informative Data About Mexican Food 

Mexican food is rich, flavorful, simple and yet, complex. Seasonings and ingredients vary by region. For example; Tropical fruits are combined with fish and seafood to create aromatic and delicious dishes in the Yucatan, Puebla is home to famous mole dishes and the central regions still prepare the unique indigenous foods that were popular at the time of the conquest.

Generally, Mexican food is not hot. Salsas are served as accompaniments to a meal. Mexican cooks spend too much time preparing a meal, to have the flavors buried under the salsa. The food is to be savoured and enjoyed in the company of family and friends. Authentic Mexican food is very different from the Tex-Mex foods found in the Southwest. Below is a guide to some of the more popular Mexican dishes and their modes of preparation.

Moles

Moles are complex pastes made with a combination of spices, chiles and sometimes fruits. The most famous mole poblano is a combination of chiles, garlic, peanuts, almonds, sesame seed, raisins, chocolate and plantains. To prepare mole with chicken, the mole is added to chicken broth and chicken pieces. Moles can be green, red, yellow and black. It all depends upon the ingredients.

Tacos

The most popular tacos are those in which the meat is placed on top of hot, soft corn tortillas. Tacos dorados are tacos that are filled, then fried.

Quesadillas

Quesadillas are made fresh, beginning with the corn tortilla. The tortilla is rolled into a large oval and cooked. Popular fillings are ham, beef, chorizo (sausage) and cheese. It is folded somewhat like a burrito and about the same size.

Mexican food During Your Trip-Some Insights

If you care more about the taste of food than how much you paid for it, then perhaps you are one of the millions of people who would rather have Mexican street food than pay 300 dollars for a four star French restaurant. That position makes sense as you do not have to pay hundreds of dollars to have your mouth delighted with many flavors. When you visit Mexico City or any part in Mexico for that matter, sometimes you will not even have to spend 5 dollars to get some of the best food you ever had. There are some things however that you should know about Mexican food before you decide to buy your next meal.

It Is Spicy

When you visit Tex-Mex restaurants in the US or Europe you have some spicy choices, but in reality when you visit Mexico you will realize that unless you specify that you do want an a spicy dish you will get hot spices that make the ones everywhere else look like milk and cookies. The spicy choice in the States or the UK will probably be mild when you arrive in Mexico. If you are not a big fan of spicy foods, then you should go easy on (or avoid) Habanero and Pico de Gallo as they are very spicy. When it comes to salsa you will have usually two choices, and those are green and red. They can be equally spicy but red can be a bit milder. Try a drop with your index finger to see if it is too much for you. Mole is spicy, but it is too good to not have.

Know The Terms Used

It is also a good idea to know he terms for the food you are eating as nothing goes to waste here. An adventurous person may be willing to try tacos de ojo (eye), tripa (tripe) or de sesos (brains), but the not so adventurous may want to stick to suadero (beef brisket), pastor (spiced pork), bistec (steak) or just pollo (chicken). Either way you will find that all choices can be very tasty if you put your inhibitions to the side. The more you know about the terms used, the more willing you will be to try the food. Don’t worry, cats and dogs are never on the menu, but crickets are in some areas of the country.

Try Street Food

One of the biggest things that you hear when heading to Mexico is the advice not to try the street food. While some people can get sick it is usually because of the spice and not because of unsanitary reasons. The meats are well done so bacteria are a non factor. It is very likely that you will not be using the pink stuff, but if you have a weak stomach you may want to have some handy anyway. The one rule to follow is that is a food stand is packed you will enjoy the food. Besides, the food stands serve the real Mexican food, and it is an experience you should not avoid.