The cuisine of Mexico - North America

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The foods of Mexico

    The Mexican (or American-Mexican/Tex-Mex) foods
    The word tortilla originates from the Spanish word tort meaning “cake” and its first documented use was around the mid-1600s. The food itself, a thin flatbread made from dried and finely ground corn, can be traced back many thousands of years to people of the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico.
    Tortilla (usually flour tortilla, but it can be corn) folded in half, usually grilled. If you put two tortillas with cheese in the middle (as a sandwich) you will get something called (in diffrent mexican places) a mulita (If it has al pastor meat it is called a gringa). Tortilla is not to be confused with the Spanish omelette (known as tortilla española, tortilla de patatas, or tortilla de papas in Spanish) that is consumed in South America and Spain.
    Burrito: a tortilla folded over a filling of beef and/or beans, and additional fillings such as cheese.
    Chimichanga: a crisp, deep-fried tortilla containing a spicy filling of meats, usually served with sour cream, meted cheese, etc.
    Wet burrito: a burrito covered with red chili sauce and melted cheese; is normally made with a flour tortilla; can contain meat or beans.
    Enchilada: a burrito covered with red chili sauce and cheese; is normally made with a corn tortilla; usually contains meat
    Quesadilla: a tortilla folded over a filling of cheese (Monterrey jack, chihuahua, oaxaca, etc )and heated, broiled, or fried; can contain chicken or other fillings.
    Fajita: a thin strip of marinated and grilled meat served with tortillas, salsa, etc.
    Taco: a crispy fried tortilla folded over and filled with meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.
    Taquito: a small tortilla rolled around a filling of meat and cheese and deep-fried.
    In conclusion, then:

  • Burritos can contain meat; chimichangas almost always do and are fried.
  • Enchiladas and wet burritos are made with corn and flour tortillas respectively.
  • Quesadillas can contain meat; fajitas almost always do.
  • Taquitos are smaller than tacos and rolled up.
Mexico - See the recipes

Appetizer recipes

Acaraje - black-eyed pea fritters Avocado dip with mint on tortilla chips Black bean and corn wonton appetizers Corn and jalapeno pancakes with tomato salsa Fresh garden salsa Smoked salmon corncakes

Main recipes

Achiote chicken and rice Black bean burgers Black bean burritos Chicken strudel Chicken with coriander Corn bread Corn pudding Mexican style lasagna Phyllo wrapped chicken with mexican pesto Turkey Fajitas Vegetarian burritos Vegetarian chili

Side dishes recipes

Black bean and mango salsa Mexican street corn salad-esquites Salsa verde

Dessert recipes

Chocolate pudding with coffee sauce Coconut ice cream with mango sauce Lime Whipped Cream with fresh fruit Mango coconut chia pudding Mango sorbet Mango soufflé Watermelon sorbet

Cooking in Mexico