Archive for January, 2016
If you’re going to eat a burrito, you might as well make sure it’s a “wet” burrito, which is a burrito smothered in red chili sauce (such as enchilada sauce) with melted shredded cheese added to its top. (Important note: a wet burrito often is so drenched with chili sauce that you’ll need to eat it with a knife and fork, rather than with your hands).
When it comes to cooking and serving Tex Mex dishes, we think you should make sure your sense of humor is working well. Tex Mex dishes are pretty easy to make, fun to serve and great to eat, so prepare yourself – and your tastebuds — for fun!
- When making fajitas, make sure the grill is hot, hot, hot!!!
Fajitas when served need to sizzle and they won’t sizzle unless your grill is extremely hot! You also need to remember to slice the skirt steak across the grain, get a plate that handles heat well and serve. And don’t forget to warn anyone to whom you pass a fajita meal that “Watch out; the plate is very hot.”
Queso and tortilla chips. A snack made in heaven!
Tex Mex cuisine is traditional Mexican fare that’s been “reworked” by Mexican immigrants (called Tejanos years ago) who moved to Texas in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
They naturally brought the food they loved with them, and it has evolved over the years to the cuisine we now call Tex Mex. Many Tex Mex foods, in fact, never came from Mexico at all: fajitas, margaritas, nachos, and more are just a small sample of dishes that are completely Tex Mex. Read the rest of this entry »
If you love Tex Mex food as much as we do, you probably know a lot more about this delicious cuisine than most people.
But we doubt you know it all.
That’s why we’ve put together a short list of four things you probably don’t know about Tex Mex cuisine (but will be so glad to learn).
- Tomatoes and vanilla originates from Mexico and its neighbors.
Many people think tomatoes come from Italy, but they originated in the Andes and were cultivated by the Aztecs and Incas.
Don’t thank Italy; thank the Incas and Aztecs!