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mexican cooking





atul2242
Anybody knows what are the dominant flavors in mexican cooking?
ocalhoun
Dominant flavors?

Jalapeno or tortilla perhaps? Or maybe I don't understand the question.
jwellsy
The Mexican cooking trinity is:
Cilantro
Cumin
Lime (lemon) Juice

It works with tomatoes for salsa to browned hamburger for burrito stuffing.
deanhills
jwellsy wrote:
The Mexican cooking trinity is:
Cilantro
Cumin
Lime (lemon) Juice

It works with tomatoes for salsa to browned hamburger for burrito stuffing.


Just reading this is bringing this food to mind. I love Mexican food. Cilantro is always awesome in everything. Even cooked vegetables liven up when they have cilantro in them. Cumin is of course fantastic, also in Indian cooking. I think they are all very good and healthy ingredients too. Cilantro is good for digestion and anti-inflammatory, and for the liver. Lemon juice is a natural cleanser of the palate, cumin also has some special health benefits like helping with digestion. Salsa, done right, fresh and from scratch, is one of my most favourite foods. I found this recipe for a nice Cilantro dressing:

Quote:
Ingredients
1 cup packed cilantro
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of minced garlic

Directions
Puree cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, orange juice, salt, pepper and garlic in a blender or food processor until smooth.

atul2242
deanhills wrote:
jwellsy wrote:
The Mexican cooking trinity is:
Cilantro
Cumin
Lime (lemon) Juice

It works with tomatoes for salsa to browned hamburger for burrito stuffing.


Just reading this is bringing this food to mind. I love Mexican food. Cilantro is always awesome in everything. Even cooked vegetables liven up when they have cilantro in them. Cumin is of course fantastic, also in Indian cooking. I think they are all very good and healthy ingredients too. Cilantro is good for digestion and anti-inflammatory, and for the liver. Lemon juice is a natural cleanser of the palate, cumin also has some special health benefits like helping with digestion. Salsa, done right, fresh and from scratch, is one of my most favourite foods. I found this recipe for a nice Cilantro dressing:

Quote:
Ingredients
1 cup packed cilantro
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of minced garlic

Directions
Puree cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, orange juice, salt, pepper and garlic in a blender or food processor until smooth.



Wow! Thanks very much. Corriander or cilantro is used in many Indian preparations. So is cumin. It is this combination of lemon juice which makes it very different. We tend to used dried mango in the powdered form to make cooked food sour. It is called AMCHUR or KHATTAI. If you can procure some try it on dried cooked vegies just remember to add it after the vegies are cooked and the stove is turned off.

Razz

I will try out the cilantro dressing and let you know how it turns out.

A common chutney or condiment used practically daily is made easily:
Corriander or cilantro leaves - 1 cup (packed)
Cumin - 1/2 teaspoon
Amchur - 1/2 teaspoon (option- juice of 1 lemon)
Green chillies -2 or as many as you care for
All blended together into a fine paste.
the trick is to use very little water while griding it.
One can also add - garlic, mint, tomatoes and an onion.

Thanks
jwellsy
I call cilantro, cumin and lime juice the mexican trinity because over half of all mexican dishes contain all three. Adjust the amounts depending on the dish and preferences.

Cajuns start a lot of dishes with the 'Holy Trinity': onion, celery and green pepper.

French use a trinity called 'maripaux': onion, celery and carrots.

For Asian cooking I use a trinity of ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes.
deanhills
jwellsy wrote:
I call cilantro, cumin and lime juice the mexican trinity because over half of all mexican dishes contain all three. Adjust the amounts depending on the dish and preferences.

Cajuns start a lot of dishes with the 'Holy Trinity': onion, celery and green pepper.

French use a trinity called 'maripaux': onion, celery and carrots.

For Asian cooking I use a trinity of ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes.


I like all of them Smile Think Indian trinity could be cumin, coriander, neem?
atul2242
Indian trinity would be cumin, corriander and tumeric.
deanhills
atul2242 wrote:
Indian trinity would be cumin, corriander and tumeric.


Thanks. I thought turmeric and neem were the same thing Smile Just learned there is a BIG difference between the two!
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