Posted in Food and Beverage on 24.09.11
Hispanic recipes differ for each country, region, and town. Food is not only prepared in different ways, they also enhance it by mixing and experimenting on their ingredients and spices. Hispanic recipes involve the culinary tradition of different countries, promoting their own distinct taste when it comes to flavors and spices.
Hispanic people prefer certain types of foods. Food preferences usually reflect a certain culture. Hispanic groups like Mexicans favor amaranth and corn. South Americans favor potatoes, wheat, and quinoa but a large quantity of meat is eaten in livestock. In the Caribbean and coastal regions of Latin America, they prefer rice.
Tortillas are prepared differently in various Spanish American cultures. You will find more beef in Texan tortillas compared to Spain's.
Portuguese cuisines also offer a combination of ingredients such as pickled pork with shellfish, and roast duck with ham and chorizo.
Popular Hispanic recipes:
Arroces y Pastas
Fajitas - tortillas filled with choices of meat and vegetables.
Paella - a sea food rice dish
Arroz con Pollo- a chicken and rice dish
Meats with aromatic spices
Conejo Estirado - rabbit dish
Restaurants serving Hispanic foods have so much to offer, especially when it comes to the cultural aspect of a country. Hispanic foods basically connote good meals and a balanced diet.
In some supermarkets, similar to every one else, Hispanic shoppers really look for the freshness and authenticity of the fruits and vegetables they buy. They define authentic foods as a mixture of sweetness and spiciness.
Certain Hispanic cuisines also group their food according to flavors. Techniques vary, especially in food preparation.
Spanish-Americans prepare their recipes very differently. In Venezuela for example, they develop their recipes through some kind of special cultivation process.
There are also Hispanic recipes that are influenced by the European. They use both fresh and dried ingredients for their recipes. Since the culinary system offers a wide array of ideas in preparing Hispanic dishes, familiarizing yourself with their way of cooking will enable you to understand its cultural and sociological aspect as well. This would go with the different tastes and wild texture of spices.
Raisins are commonly used in other traditional Hispanic recipes. Tacos are eventually made from a variety of fresh ingredients, with a choice of the finest meats. Fruit juices can sometimes be served hot. It will even have a side delicacy.
Here are some traditional healthy recipes:
Squash, black bean goat dish
More about Mexican Appetizers and Salsas:
For a hearty Mexican meal, you can start with some appetizers like the:
Mexican Artichoke Dip
For breakfast, most Mexicans prefer:
Salsa is a common dip made from tomatoes for Mexican foods. For salads, one favorite Mexican recipe is the Tostadas Compuesta, meaning "toasted mixed salad." This is considered as a special Mexican recipe because of the way it is placed inside the oven, making the beans so hot prior to putting the lettuce as well as all other delectable ingredients on top. Then, the dressing has an amazing aroma that seems to sizzle and fill the room. This dressing actually adds the flavor onto the beef and beans.