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Mexican Cuisine and Recipes

Mexican cuisine is as complex as any of the great cuisines in the world, such as those of India, China, France, Italy and Turkey. It is created mostly with ingredients native to Mexico as well as those brought over by the Spanish conquistadors, with some new influences since then. In addition to staples such as corn and chilli peppers, native ingredients include tomatoes, squashes, avocados, cocoa and vanilla, as well as ingredients not generally used in other cuisines such as edible flowers, vegetables such as huauzontle and papaloquelite or small criollo avocados, whose skin is edible. European contributions include pork, chicken, beef, cheese, herbs and spices and some fruits. Tropical fruits such as guava, prickly pear, sapote, mangoes, bananas, pineapple and cherimoya (custard apple) are popular, especially in the centre and south of the country. It has been debated how much Mexican food is still indigenous and how much is European. However, the basis of the diet is still corn and beans with chilli pepper as a seasoning as they are complementary foods.

Alambre - Mexican Kebabs

Alambre

Instead of carrying the literal meaning, the name now evokes a certain style of grilled meat and a combination of ingredients – carne asada, beef,…

Barbacoa Beef

Barbacoa Beef

A traditional Mexican way of eating barbacoa is having it served on warm corn tortillas with guacamole, fresh coriander, lime wedges, and salsa for added…

Bunuelo

Buñuelos

A Buñuelo, a fried dough ball, is a popular snack in many countries, and is a tradition at Christmas, Ramadan and among Sephardic Jews at…

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

Many variations of the salad exist; for example, by topping a Caesar salad with grilled chicken, steak, or seafood. Certain Mexican restaurants may improvise on…