Gastronomy is a major definitor of Mexican culture. Beyond being a great source of pride, Mexican cuisine is a representation of traditions and customs. This ancient way of preparing meals has been awarded by UNESCO with the title of Intangible Cultural Heritage, thanks to the wide variety of dishes, flavors, senses, textures and colors it has.
Do you want to celebrate independency as a real Mexican? Forget those horrible cheese nachos or that awful pseudo-mexican pizza with some beans, chorizo and jalapeño peppers. Better, come along with your family and friends, and scream together out loud “Viva Mexico” with these 3 delicious Mexican dishes.
As mexican flag, Pozole could be either green, white or red. This delightful soup with indigenous origins as as main ingredients cacahauzintle corn, chicken or pork and a mixture of spice and chili peppers. It is served with dry oregano powder, dry chili pepper, limes and lettuce. If you want to taste It, you could ask for it in any restaurant of Tequila, Jalisco.
Also created during the prehispanic era, Mole is a thick sauce made out of corn dough, several chili peppers and spices. It can be served over chicken, pork or enchiladas (folded tortillas filled up with meat, cheese or vegetables and covered with sauce). Mexico is believed to have from 50 to 100 different kinds of Mole. The flavor and color (red, green, black, pink, white, brown, etc) change depending on the ingredients, which can be dark chocolate, tomato, dry chilis, almonds, nuts, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, cheese and even pulque. You cannot miss the clothing stainer mole or the pick one, which is an speciality of Restaurante La Antigua Casona in Tequila.Carne en su jugo (Meat in its juice)
Along with Mariachi culture, this dish has become emblematic of Jalisco’s people since its creation in the XX century. After the first sip of this generous beef soup with some homemade beans, crunchy bacon bites, chopped onion, coriander and lemon juice; you will be delighted by the culinary traditions of Tequila. You can always visit Hotel Villa Tequila and taste the ultimate Meat in its Juice.
Even if these dishes are amazingly delicious, there are much more options to go for. Tacos, tostadas (crunchy fried tortillas topped with beans, meat, vegetables, cream and cheese) and quesadillas are quite simple alternatives that you can easily do at home. As filling you can opt for tinga which is shredded chicken in tomato and chili sauce, ground meat, some grilled beef or pork, or the very traditional chorizo with potatoes. A real good spicy sauce will make all the difference.
You should also consider a good tequila to marry your meals. For instance, if you will prepare some pozole, you can drink some glasses of Mezcal. An artisanal dark beer will become the perfect companion for Mole and Tequila Jose Cuervo Tradicional is the very best drink to have with Carne en jugo.
Enjoy the best of Mexican Cuisine!