Top Mexican Foods

Mexican cuisine began about 9,000 years ago.  Mexican cuisine is an important aspect of the culture, social structure and popular traditions of Mexico. Coming to Mexica could not be complete without trying Top Mexican Foods as following:

Guacamole

Guacamole is an avocado-based dip which can be used as a dip, spread, or salad. It is made by mashing ripe avocados and sea salt with mortar and pestle. Recipes can call for tomato, onion, garlic, chili or cayenne pepper, cilantro or basil. Some recipes call for sour cream or peas.

Seven-layer taco dip

Seven-layer taco dip is an American appetizer typically includes refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, Black olives, grated cheese, Mexican sauce (Salsa roja, pico de gallo, salsa verde or chopped tomatoes), grated cheese, ground beef (and/or shredded lettuce, sliced green onion). Seven-layer taco dip is often chilled before serving and is served with tortilla chips.

Grilled corn

Corn on the cob is grilled, turned occasionally until charred on all sides and fully tender, about 10 minutes. usually served rolled in BBQ and/or Herb butter and sprinkled with salt.

Taco

Taco is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of a wheat or corn tortilla fold or rolled around a filling. There is a variety of fillings including chicken, seafood, pork, beef, vegetables, and cheese. Tacos are often garnished with avocado, chili pepper, salsa, cilantro, onions, tomatoes, and lettuce. Followings are some common tacos in Mexico:

Taco with Smoky shredded pork.

Taco arabes features marinated pork, slow-roasted on a spit with onions and herbs and generously seasoned with garlic, oregano, chilies, and other spices. The pork is served in pita-like flatbreads called pan arabe.

Taco al Pastor consists meat, typically pork, seasoned with a variety of spices, put on a spit, and then slow roasted, shaved from the rotisserie spit, then served on small corn tortillas with pineapple, onion, cilantro, salsa, and a squeeze of lime.

Barbacoa Taco consists of barbacoa made from sheep, pulled apart in shreds and chunks, stuffed into tender tortillas, topped with salsa.

Salpicon is a dish of different kinds of vegetables and sometimes, nuts, fruits, meat or fish, diced or minced and bound with a sauce or liquid. Salpicon can be stuffed in rissoles, tartlets, croquettes, canapes, eggs, roulades, croustades, vol au vents, timbales

Fajita

Fajita is grilled meat that is served as a taco on a corn tortilla or flour. Meats include chicken, cuts of beef, and vegetables. Condiments include sour cream, guacamole, salsa, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, refried beans.

Enchilada

Enchilada is a corn tortilla rolled around a filling made from various ingredients including meats, beans, potatoes, vegetables, cheese or combinations, covered with a sauce made from chili pepper.

Cemita

Cemita refers to the sandwich or roll made with egg and resembles brioche,  covered with sesame seeds, typically served on. Additional ingredients usually are meat, white cheese, sliced avocado, onions, the herb pápalo and red sauce (salsa roja).

Refried bean salad

Refried bean salad is a dish of cooked and mashed beans. Pinto beans (black, Peruano, or red beans) are cooked into a paste, then baked or fried with garlic and onion. This salad is usually served as a side dish or a dip for tortilla chips, seven-layer dip, nachos.

Frijoles Refritos

Frijoles Refritos are beans (pinto, black, or red beans) that are cooked slowly in chili broth with some onions and garlic, then mashed and fried in pork lard.

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos ranchero is a Mexican traditional dish consisting of fried eggs served upon lightly charred or fried flour or corn tortillas topped with a salsa fresca made of chili peppers, onions, cilantro, tomatoes. The dish is usually accompanied by avocado or guacamole, Mexican rice, refried beans and garnished with cilantro.

Mexican rice

To make Mexican rice, add rice into hot oil, stir until puffed and golden, sprinkle with salt and cumin, stir in onions, tomato sauce, and chicken broth, simmer until tender and dry, for about 25 minutes.

Tortilla soup

Chicken tortilla soup is a traditional Mexican soup made of fried corn tortilla pieces, submerged into a broth of garlic, onion, tomato, chile de árbol and epazote. It is served with pieces of chicharrón, avocado, fresh cheese cubes, pasilla chiles, and sour cream.

Fruit salsa and Cinnamon chips

Fruit salsa is a salad consisting of many kinds of fruits including kiwis, apples, raspberries, strawberries, mixed with sugar and lemon juice, chilled in refrigerator. Fruit salsa goes well with Cinnamon chips, which are made by baking wedges of tortilla and sprinkling them with cinnamon sugar.

Nachos

Nachos are triangular pieces of tortilla that have been deep fried until crispy, then topped with a variety of spicy tomato, grated cheese, and pepper mixture.

A La Veracruzana

A La Veracruzana entails cooking fish or seafood in a tomato sauce enlivened with olives, capers, and chilies.

Ceviche

Ceviche is a dish of seafood (shrimp, octopus, squid, mackerel, or tuna), cooked by marinating it in lime juice. It also includes onion, chili peppers, cilantro, salt, sometimes avocado.

A La Plancha

A La Plancha is a cooking technique where fish or beef is grilled on a metal plate over flame.

Dulce de leche cupcake

Dulce de leche is a confection prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a substance with a color, appearance, and flavor similar to caramel. Cupcakes have the consistency of pound cake instead of the usually fluffy cake-like consistency. They are topped with warm Dulce de leche before serving.

Mexican churros

Mexican churros are crispy and sweet fried-dough pastries, coated with cinnamon sugar.

Fried ice cream

Fried ice cream is a favorite dessert, usually eaten at the end of meal in Mexico.  A scoop of ice cream is rolled in a batter or breading, then fried until crisp. Fried ice cream can be served in a  chilled dessert bowl or served up in a small fried tortilla, sometimes sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.

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