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Here are the top ten articles for the Mexican Food Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Mexican Crema and Salsa en Polvo
Stunning results in the kitchen require the right ingredients. Sourcing ingredients for Mexican food ranges from super easy to super hard. Here are two solutions that pay big dividends in final results. Two essential Mexican condiments: "salsa en polvo," or powdered salsa, and Mexican crema.
2. Rustic Salsa Roja
A recipe for salsa roja that tastes like a hearty, hand-made salsa, but is made in no time. This is a go-to salsa recipe. Great to elevate grilled meats, tacos, or plain old dipping chips.
3. Corn Custard - Flan de Elote
Mexicans love flan, there version of custard. Flan flavors abound. There is chocolate, coconut, almond, orange, and this beloved, especially Mexican one made with fresh corn. It's easy and is elegant when topped with rompope, Mexican egg nog. An extra surprise, it is delightful at breakfast.
4. Pierna - Pork leg with Prunes and Chipotle
Pork leg, more marbled than the loin, is a popular cut of meat in Mexico, used in a variety of ways, chopped for stews, roasted and pulled for the famous "torta" sandwiches, this elegant recipe is a citrus marinaded pork leg, stuffed with prunes and chipotle in escabeche. Perfect for celebrations.
5. The Spanish Influence in Mexican Cuisine
The discovery of the Americas resulted in the dissemination throughout Europe of a multitude of hitherto unknown crops. But just as many Mexican foodstuffs crossed the Atlantic and were introduced to Europe, so too did non-American ingredients make their way back in the opposite direction.
6. Orange Almond Cake and Red Chile Chocolate Glaze
Spanish Jews fleeing the Inquisition arrived in Mexico in the early 1500's. This recipe owes its origins to the Jews of Spain. The almond and orange flavor combination is southern Spain, but when it meets New World ingredients, chocolate, vanilla and red chile, the result is historic and delicious.
7. Mexican Egg Nog - Rompope
Festive for the holidays, but completely drinkable all year round, Mexico's version of egg nog has its roots -- like so many sweet delights -- in the convent kitchens of Puebla. There's no cream, but its rich yellow hue speaks to the many yolks required to make a batch. It's unique and exquisite.
8. Anise Seed Cookies - Biscochos
In the Christian world, Christmas is marked by special food and drink in every culture. The anise cookie simply called, "biscocho," in Mexico is among the season's favorites. A rich, dense, crumble of colonial flavors, it is lovely to give as well as to receive. Enjoy with coffee or brandy.
9. Pickled Beets - Betabeles Escabeche
A classic winter vegetable with a very Mexican treatment, "betabeles escabeche, " or pickled beets, are a favorite bar "botana" or snack, but they are also elegant and festive. Introduce them at your New Year's eve spread. This recipe is simple to prepare.
10. Chilli - Dynamite in the Kitchen
The flavour of the Mesoamerican chilli - spicy, piquant, stimulating, decidedly warm if not downright fiery – reminded Columbus of pepper, a spice more valuable than gold in Europe, which led him to christen it “pepper of the Indies”.
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