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Mexican tacos today are as popular in Mexico as in many parts of the world, their quick preparation, their combination of flavors and their easy adaptation to different ingredients, make it one of the most interesting and attractive fast food dishes in the gastronomy.
Recipes for the Best Mexican Tacos.
Corn, chili and beans are 3 emblematic elements of typical Mexican cuisine which are a fundamental part of the taco, as this is characterized by being made from a roasted or fried corn tortilla that is filled with beef, Pork, chicken, seafood or fish, beans, salads and different dressings that use chili as the main ingredient.
Types of Mexican tacos.
Within Mexico there is a great diversity of cultures and customs that directly influence its cuisine, which is why different types of tacos have been created that vary from their preparation to the ingredients to be used.
As result in each region we can discover many versions of this delicious Mexican food that vary only by its elaboration, among them we will find sweaty, drowned, pleasurable and golden tacos.
The tacos can also vary depending on their origin and the ingredients that make up their filling, among the most popular we will find the tacos of meat, “chicharrón”, nopal, battleship, “campechanos” and chorizo just to name a few.
Mexican sauces for tacos.
The sauces represent an indispensable companion at the time of eating or putting together a taco, allowing to enhance each of the flavors.
The best thing about the preparation of these dressings is that there is no limit of ingredients to be used, being the most used chili in its different varieties, tomato (red tomato), tomatillo (green tomato), onion, avocado, garlic, coriander, among others, if you want your tacos to be perfect, don’t forget to know the most common Mexican sauces.
Drunk sauce, commonly used in barbecue tacos, is made with cooked tomatillos, bay leaves, roasted “pasilla” peppers, garlic, vinegar, oil, hot water, aged cheese, salt and “pulque” (typical Mexican alcoholic beverage).
Molcajete sauce, is a very spicy sauce that, as the name implies, is made in a traditional molcajete with roasted tomatoes, roasted serrano peppers, garlic and salt.
Pico de gallo or Mexican sauce, is a vinaigrette prepared with tomato, onion, chilies and cilantro cut into small pieces.
Green sauce, made with roasted tomatillo, jalapeño, coriander, garlic, onion and lemon juice, this sauce cannot be missing in some head tacos, and if we add a little avocado it is ideal to accompany some sweaty tacos.
Red sauce, inevitable in carnitas tacos, is made with raw tomatoes, garlic, guajillo peppers and roasted tree peppers, it is a very spicy sauce.
Yucatecan or tamulated sauce, originally from Yucatan, is prepared only with roasted habanero peppers, sour orange juice and salt to taste, its name is given to be prepared in tamul, name given to the molcajete in this area.
Guacamole, one of the most popular Mexican sauces that cannot be missing in our tacos, its main ingredient is avocado accompanied by onion, jalapeños, cilantro, lemon juice and salt.
Why do Mexico like tacos so much?
The tacos represent the essence of the Mexican, it is because of them that it is known worldwide as the iconic dish of Mexico, so much so that today in the international culinary field naming the word taco is to say Mexico and vice versa.
Mexican food is characterized by being very picturesque, diverse in its textures and having an infinity of flavors, being the taco the perfect illustration of these adjectives since they can be eaten almost with any ingredient we want, in addition to its practicality, speed when preparing and its low cost make it the best option when tasting a fast food or as the favorite appetizer and companion of a main meal.
The taco despite being known as a fast food dish par excellence, is always available to the Mexican or foreigner who visits this beautiful country, regardless of social status, they are present in all the houses of Mexico, as well as in its streets and in restaurants no matter how luxurious it is.
For all the aforementioned Mexican taco has become the favorite food of Mexico and its visitors.
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