Posted in Food and Beverage on 30.05.12
Tortillas provide the main ingredient in many Mexican food dishes. Tortillas make it easy to put together an authentic Mexican meal, snack or appetizer. They also offer flexible food options because people may cook with them to suit their dietary needs or to accommodate food allergies. Chilaquiles ' This is a Mexican hash. You cut corn tortillas into strips and place them into a frying pan to cook. You typically add onions, tomatoes and green peppers to the strips. You may also add eggs, chorizo, or tofu. Serve with a side of beans and you have a complete meal. Enchiladas ' This popular Mexican dish offers many variations ' from cheese, shredded beef or chicken, to spinach, enchiladas make a popular dinner choice. Sopa de tortilla (tortilla soup) ' There are many varieties of this Mexican food. You may add shredded tortillas to black bean soup or use them to create corn chowder. Fajitas ' Corn tortillas accompany grilled vegetables and meat or chicken. Simply fill the tortillas with your stuffing choice and enjoy. Tortilla chips ' This crunchy staple provides the base layer for nachos. They also garnish other dishes and beans. Furthermore, these chips provide a favourite choice when entertaining guests or as a snack. Just accompany the chips with guacamole or salsa for a quick snack or appetizer.
Corn tortillas provide a staple in many Mexican dishes. Below are some ways to incorporate them into your cooking:
Flour tortillas also provide a base in Mexican recipes. Below are some ways to incorporate them into your cooking: Burritos ' This is a popular choice for breakfast, dinner or a late-night meal. Like tacos and enchiladas, you may prepare burritos to fit any diet. Quesadillas ' These fold-over flour tortillas are lightly grilled and usually stuffed with cheese. This is a good alternative to a grilled cheese sandwich.
Some tortilla recipes call for using either flour or corn ones. Options include: Tacos ' They fit all appetites because you fill them with various meats, beans or vegetables. Avocado tacos also supply a satisfying way to incorporate good fat into your diet. Flautas ' These corn or flour tortillas are stuffed with your choice of filling and then deep fried.
While corn and flour ones are the most common types of tortillas, you could substitute many of the above tortilla recipes with flavoured ones. You will find spinach, salsa, spelt and other types at your grocery store. Whether you are a meat eater, a vegetarian, or a vegan, tortillas stimulate your taste buds and provide endless cooking options.
About the Author:
The article is written on the topic of Mexican dishes using tortillas. Check out the fancy tortilla recipes that the whole family can enjoy, including Enchiladas, Sopa de tortilla and Tortilla chips. Entertain your family and friends with the taste of Mexico.
Author: Hugh McInnes