Mexican Mosaics: Spices, Salsas, and the Art of Aztec Cuisine

Mexican cuisine is diverse, with a focus on bold flavors. Common elements include corn, beans, chili peppers, and a variety of meats. Dishes often feature complex mole sauces and are accompanied by staples like tortillas and guacamole.

    1. Tacos al Pastor:

      • Thinly sliced pork marinated with achiote and pineapple, cooked on a vertical rotisserie, and served in tacos with onions, cilantro, and pineapple.
    2. Guacamole:

      • A classic Mexican dip made with mashed avocados, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice, and salt.
    3. Enchiladas:

      • Corn tortillas filled with various ingredients such as meat, beans, or cheese, rolled up, and topped with chili sauce and melted cheese.
    4. Chiles Rellenos:

      • Poblano peppers stuffed with cheese, meat, or beans, coated in egg batter, and fried or baked, then topped with tomato sauce.
    5. Chilaquiles:

      • Fried tortilla chips smothered in green or red salsa, topped with cheese, crema, avocado, and sometimes eggs or meat.
    6. Mole Poblano:

      • A rich and complex sauce made with chocolate, chilies, spices, and other ingredients, often served over chicken.
    7. Sopes:

      • Thick corn tortillas with raised edges, topped with refried beans, meat, lettuce, cheese, and salsa.