Sometimes, we want to feel as if we are eating an authentic Mexican meal without having to leave our homes. We might also be looking to add some more culture to our cooking. An authentic Mexican meal can make you feel like you are south of the border, even if you are just in your kitchen.
Here are some tips for making Mexican food more authentic and enjoyable.
Start With Good Ingredients
If you want your food to be authentic, you need to start with good ingredients. This means using fresh, high-quality meats, vegetables, and spices. Choosing the right ingredients is essential to making authentic Mexican food. Some examples of high-quality ingredients that you can use include:
- Fresh cilantro
- Jalapeño peppers
- Dried chili peppers
Use Traditional Cooking Methods
Another way to make Mexican food more authentic is to use traditional cooking methods. For example, try cooking your meat over an open flame or using a comal (a flat griddle) for cooking your tortillas. You can also use a molcajete with a tortilla basket to bring out flavors from vegetables and spices. These methods will help to give your food a more authentic flavor.
Make Your Own Tortillas
A restaurant-quality taco and the taste of tradition starts with a great tortilla — and that means one made from scratch. All you need to do is mix water and masa flour together until it becomes a dough, roll it out into small balls, and then press each into a cast iron tortilla press like Verve Culture’s Large Tortilla Press made from recycled aluminum.
Check out this video that will show you how to make authentic tortillas from scratch.
Tortillas are a staple of Mexican cuisine, and they often are what makes or breaks a meal. If you want to make sure that your tortillas are authentic, you should try to make them yourself. While it might take some time to complete the process, it is well worth it. Not only will your tortillas taste better, but they will also be healthier since they will be made with fresh ingredients.
Much like visiting this picturesque country, indulging in authentic Mexican food is bright and colorful. With fresh variations of color, your meal is sure to be delicious. Visually striking, Mexican dishews are a rainbow of beauty featuring the bright colors of red, green, and yellow peppers, avocados, golden corn and more.
Use Proper Tools
To make authentic Mexican food, you must have the proper Mexican kitchenware. This kitchenware includes a molcajete (a mortar and pestle) and a comal (a flat griddle). These tools will help give your food the right texture and flavor.
Authentic Mexican food is definitely worth the effort, and these tips will help you create a meal you can be proud to show off. Using fresh ingredients, traditional cooking methods, and the proper tools, you can create a delicious and authentic Mexican meal that your family and friends will love. You'll be sure to impress everyone with your culinary skills!