Food of Mexico: Famous dishes of Mexico
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Mexican food is quite famous all over the world. Not only by Mexicans, but it is loved by people of every continent. Though food of Mexico has grown over the years and prepared in a different style in different parts of the world. So, if you are in Mexico, do not forget to try the famous dishes of Mexico described here.
Some of the traditional dishes of Mexico are listed below:
Mexican dishes are a part of people’s favorite food items. One such dish you can try here in Mexico is Chilaquiles. It means “chilies and “greens”. It is a traditional dish of Mexico. The dish is basically lightly fried corn tortillas. The ingredients that are used to make up this dish are Tortillas, pulled chicken, cheese, green or red salsa, refried beans, and scrambled eggs. This Mexican dish can be prepared with leftover tortillas and salsa. Chilaquiles is a mouthwatering dish that is usually eaten at breakfast or in a brunch.
Pozole that can be roughly translated to “hominy” is a Mexican dish and is basically a traditional soup or stew. This is a very common dish in Mexico and in neighboring countries. The prime ingredients that make up this dish are hominy with meat (pork or chicken). It is stewed for hours and then garnished and seasoned with onion, chile peppers, lettuce or cabbage, garlic, avocado, radishes, salsa, or limes. This traditional dish of Mexico is served both as a festive dish and as a day-to-day meal.
Tacos al pastor
Who doesn’t love tacos? Once you are accustomed to Mexican dishes you are sure to jump over tacos. It is one such traditional dish of Mexico that has varieties. The origin of this dish can be traced back to the 1920s and 1930s. The Tacos al pastor can be translated as ‘in the style of the shepherd’. The pork is split into thin slices and placed on a corn tortilla with other ingredients like coriander leaves, onions, cilantro, and pineapple.
Tostadas are a good option for stale tortillas. Tostadas mean roasted in English. These fried tortillas are one of the favorite Mexican dishes. The corn tortillas are cooked in oil until golden and crunchy. This breakfast snack can be eaten alone or served with numerous toppings like frijoles, cooked meat, cheese, seafood and ceviche, sour cream, chopped lettuce, salsa, avocados, and many more. Tostadas are prepared differently with different toppings in Mexico and in other parts of America.
Chiles en nogada
Chiles en nogada is a popular traditional dish in Mexico. This dish looks like a Mexican flag because of having the same colors. It is poblano chiles filled with picadillo which is then topped with nogada, parsley, and pomegranate seeds. The picadillo usually includes sweet-milk pear, criollo peach, panocha apple, chopped meat, and various spices. This dish is also known as the patriotic dish of Mexico as it is said that it was prepared for the 1st time for the former emperor Agustín de Iturbide.
Another famous dish of Mexico is Elote. This delicacy in Mexico is famous all around the world. Elote means corn on the cob in English. The corn is boiled in water and usually served on a stick or in cups. The boiled corn is usually topped with salt or butter. Some people also add chili powder, lime, cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream to enrich the taste. This mouthwatering dish is served hot.
Enchiladas is a favourite dish of many people across the world. This Mexican dish is prepared differently in various regions. The origin of this famous dish of Mexico can be traced back to Mayan times when people used to eat corn tortillas wrapped around a fish. Today, flour tortillas are also used as enchiladas. The fillings make the dish interesting. The tortillas are stuffed and garnished with seafood, lettuce, beans, meat, vegetables, cheese, potatoes, sour cream, chopped onions, chili peppers, olives, avocados, salsa. The tortillas are then covered in sauce before serving.
This delicious Mexican dish is another favorite of the Mexican people. Though being a sauce this dish is something you should look forward to. The dish is used in other Mexican cuisines. The ingredients of mole sauce are chili pepper, nut, fruits, and spices (black pepper, cumin, or cinnamon). There are varieties of mole prepared in different regions like mole Verde, Mole Poblano, Mole negro, Mole Amarillo, Mole colorado, Mole coloradito, Mole Mancha Manteles, and Mole chinchilla.
When it comes to food, undoubtedly Guacamole is amongst the most popular dishes of Mexico, but very a few people are aware of the fact that it’s a traditional sauce explored back to the time of the Aztecs. It is made from mashed-up avocadoes, tomatoes, onions, lemon juice, and chilli peppers (a clove or two of garlic, if you like it), guacamole is often served with tortilla chips. It is mostly used as a side dish.
Aztec was the first one for whom, Tamales was discovered. Tamales are the pockets of corn dough– stuffed with either a savory, or sweet filling, wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves, and then steamed. The fillings can vary from cheese and meats to vegetables, fruits, mole, and chilies.