Delicious and Authentic Mexican Recipes

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The cuisine of the Central American country, Mexico, is bursting with history, taste, contract, texture and colour. Mexicans specifically the well to do ones eat a varied diet of fresh meats, fish, seafood, chicken, vegetables and fruits. Due to necessity, most foods are field fresh and never older than a couple days. also due to cost considerations, pesticides and herbicides are used minimally and both fruits and vegetables are picked ripe or very near to ripeness. Mexicans only consume seasonal fruits and vegetables, never looking for anything out of season which would more than likely have to be imported from thousands of miles away. Almost all food eaten locally, except in Mexico City, the capital, is grown locally
Authentic Mexican dishes should not be confused with North American Mexican-style fast food. While food sold at places like Taco Bell mimic Mexican dishes it is not to be considered authentic Mexican food.

Authentic Mexican Appetisers
1.Empanadas. Empanada is one of the most commonly known Mexican or South American snack food. It is a pastry crust or meat pie with a filling of beef and vegetables, ham and cheese. Other foods usually prepared in an oven, or sometimes fried can also be used as filling.

2.Quesadilla. This is a Mexican snack food made with cheese on a folded corn or wheat tortilla and prepared until the cheese is melted. Other ingredients like chicken, beef, ham or vegetables can be included in quesadillas as well. The word quesadilla is derived from the Spanish word literally translating to mean either cheese tortilla or cheesecake.
Authentic Mexican Entrées
1.Carnitas. This is a very common Mexican dish that consists of braised pork and can be eaten by itself or accompanied by tortillas, guacamole and salsa. Carnitas are used as a filling in tacos, taquitos and burritos. The pork is first simmered in boiling oil for a long time to make it very soft and then braised in the oven to make it crispy.
2.Tamales. Tamale or Tamales are made with masa dough filled with meat, vegetables and spices, or fruit and wrapped in a corn husk or banana leaf and steamed until hot.
Authentic Mexican Dessert
1.Tres Leches Cake. Pastel de Tres Leches or Three Milk Cake is a butter cake flavoured with vanilla. It is soaked in a combination of three different milk products, hence Tres Leches. The three milks, when mixed together, create the right sweetness, density and texture of a rich cake, making it moist but not mushy.



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