Stocking the Mexican Kitchen (Must-Haves)

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    • #276172

      In the Pantry:
      > Beans
      > Cactus or nopalitos
      > Chilies
      > Chili Powder
      > Corn husks (dried)
      > Cornmeal
      > Rice

      In the Fridge:
      > Beef
      > Cheese
      > Chicken
      > Chorizo sausage
      > Ground Pork
      > Sour cream
      > Tortillas

      Fresh Produce:
      > Avocados
      > Bell Peppers
      > Chile Peppers
      > Cilantro
      > Mangoes
      > Papayas
      > Plantains

      Classic Mexican Dishes:

      Arroz Verde: rice side dish flavored with chicken broth, garlic, onion, cilantro and mild green chilies.

      Burritos: flour tortillas wrapped around a filling of shredded meat, beans and cheese.

      Ceviche (cebiche): appetizer of fish “cooked” in acid, such as lime juice, and mixed with tomatoes, chilies and capers.

      Chilies Rellenos: roasted and peeled mild green chilies are filled with cheese or meat, dipped in batter and fried.

      Chimichangas: deep-fried burritos.

      Churros: strips of sweet dough are deep-fried and sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar.

      Flan: smooth, rich dessert custard coated with a caramel sauce.

      Salsa: cooked or fresh sauce usually made with tomatoes or tomatillos and flavored with garlic, onion, chilies and cilantro.

      Tamales: corn tortilla dough filled with meat, vegetables, beans, fruit or seafood is steamed inside dried corn husks or banana leaves.

      Tostadas: fried corn tortillas topped with refried beans, meat, tomato, lettuce, cheese and salsa.

    • #424852

      I have added recipes of all of the “Classic Mexican Recipes” in the “General Recipes” section of the site. Enjoy!

    • #429832

      Thankyou for this list my familky loves mexican food.

    • #430712

      ahhhhh this is soooooooooo helpful!!! i always have to read the definitions when we go to a mexican resturant.

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Pantry Chat Stocking the Mexican Kitchen (Must-Haves)