Archive for the 'Traditional Dishes' Category

Mexican Huauzontle Croquettes / Tortitas de Huauzontle

Huauzontle (also spelled guauzontle and huazontle) is an herb native to Mexico. Its name is of Náhuatl origin (“huautzontli”), and it has a long history of use in Mexican cuisine. Its appearance is somewhat like what broccoli would look like if it were elongated, and its flavor is a bit like spinach. Not only does […]

Romeritos in Mole

Here in Mexico, this dish is particularly popular in December, March and April. During these months, it’s very easy to find romeritos, a wild plant which has sprigs somewhat resembling rosemary, but which has a delicate taste closest to that of baby spinach. If you can’t find romeritos where you are, you can substitute fresh […]

Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Pork Recipe)

Ingredients: 1 Kilo Pork Loin 1 Tablespoon Cumin 2 Tablespoons Oregano 1 Tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 2 Tablespoons Chili-Lime Powder, or Chili Powder 1 Tablespoon Chicken Bouillon Powder Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste Salt to Taste 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil 1 Large Onion 2 Habanero Chile Peppers, Minced 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced 1 […]

Cochinita Pibil Recipe

Cochinita Pibil (CC photo by ecollins93 courtesy of Flickr) Cochinita pibil, a slow-roasted pork dish, originates in the southern Mexico, specifically the Yucatan Peninsula, comprising the states of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo. Traditional Yucatan food as we know it today arises from the fusion of early European influences with native Mayan food and preparation […]

Pastes Hidalguenses

Real del Monte (CC photo by McMexicano courtesy of Flickr) If you travel to the beautiful state of Hidalgo in Mexico, you’ll find there a small town called Mineral del Monte or most commonly known as Real del Monte. With a population approximately of 36,000, Real del Monte it is a beautiful place to visit, […]

Tortillas..No Lunch Without Them!

Tortillas, made from nixtamalized maize dough (masa), are circular and totally flat. They are an essential element of any Mexican meal, and they are used to make some of the most popular dishes in Mexico, like tacos, flautas, quesadillas, enchiladas, chilaquiles, totopos, enfrijoladas, and many other delicious dishes. In modern times, the production of tortillas […]

Tlayuda Oaxaqueña (Mexican Pizza)

Tlayuda (CC photo by ikuya courtesy of Flickr) The Tlayuda, (sometimes mistakenly called “Clayuda”) originates specifically in the central valley regions of Oaxaca State. An age-old local specialty, tlayuda refers to the large, unique type of corn tortilla that’s native to central Oaxaca as well as to the dish using this same type of tortilla […]