Octopus Taco – Something Fishy about this “Tako”

Octopus Taco – Something Fishy about this “Tako”

Octopus tacos and tortas (Mexican sandwiches) have always been very popular at seafood stands inside mercados (markets), as well as cantinas (bars).  The traditional seasonings are either “en su tinta” – in their own ink, or cooked then sautéed with onions and peppers, similar to fajitas. In recent decades, Asian inspired flavours have also been favoured ... click on title for more

Asian Heritage and an Asian-Inspired Spicy Sauce

Asian Heritage and an Asian-Inspired Spicy Sauce

Asian heritage is considered the fourth  root of Mexican heritage, along with its native, European, and African roots. Nowadays, there are important Asian communities in several Mexican states, which has influenced local cuisine.  One ingredient that has entered Mexican kitchens in the last decades is soy sauce, used in stews and other dishes as a condiment for added umami (yummy flavour), but also as the main component of sauces ... click on title for more

Hidalgo Style Tlacoyos

Hidalgo Style Tlacoyos

This recipe is an example of true fusion between Spanish and native Mexican, ancient cuisines; the native corn dough and tomatillo sauce have been enhanced with the addition of lard, cilantro and garlic, and the filling is mashed green peas, a legume imported from Europe.  Lard is also used to crisp the tlacoyos, a step that is not the norm for tlacoyos in other regions.   ... click on title for more