Mexican food is a popular ethnic cuisine appropriated all over the world with varying degrees of authenticity. No matter what version of Mexican dishes we enjoy, they’re typically a huge hit at restaurants, parties, or the family dinner table. Here are 5 authentic Mexican recipes that will inspire a visit to this great travel destination!
Guacamole is a hard to resist dip that has become a staple worldwide. The dish is made from avocados, onion, lime juice, and cilantro. Everyone has their own version when making the dip at home – and we recommend getting creative! Try this recipe from Alton Brown and see what you can throw in to make it your own.
Chiles en Nogada
Chiles en nogada is a national dish of Mexico, and a beloved fixture in most homes. This patriotic dish represents the Mexican flag with the three colors of white, green, and red. It consists of poblano chiles stuffed with picadillo and covered with a cream sauce and pomegranate seeds. Here’s a great recipe from Saveur.com so you can celebrate Mexico at home!
Mole is a classic rich sauce in Mexico made by grinding several ingredients together. This signature dish has delicious chicken underneath the mole sauce- which is traditionally made and enjoyed for big celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries. If you’ve got something important coming up, why not try this labour-of-love recipe from Ming’s Quest?
You might know this dish as a “taquito”. They’re traditionally called flautas in Mexico, and are delightful little rolls of flavor! The dish consists of a fresh tortilla rolls up with a filling inside. Traditional fillings consist of chicken, beef, or cheese. The tortilla is then fried and often served with sour cream, guacamole and salsa. These make a perfect addition to any party – so add these to your next fiesta menu! Here’s a great chicken flauta with avocado cream recipe from Sunny Anderson.
Al Pastor resembles the popular Lebanese Shawarma dish. The recipe was developed after immigrants from Lebanon arrived in Central Mexico. Pork is marinated in a series of bold flavors and slowly cooked on a vertical rotisserie. Once the meat is cooked, you’ll find it in a series of dishes like tacos, gringas, tortas, and alambres. Check out this authentic Al Pastor recipe from Jeff Mauro.
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