Barbacoa is a preHispanic slow cooking method where meat is covered by plantain or maguey leaves, cooked underground in pits and covered with stones to achieve high temperatures. Historic documents show mentions of barbacoa since 1518* and in the preHispanic Mexico barbacoa was used to cook birds, deer and fish. During colonization Spaniards introduced sheep, cattle and pigs adding new flavours to preHispanic Mexican cooking.
Every Mexican house has it’s own recipe, this one is my favourite!
A true staple of Mexican cuisine, well known all around the world; pico de gallo salsa can be used as a garnish, on top of molletes, hot dogs, as a side for fried chicken, grilled beef, fish tacos and many more dishes.
This sauce made with dry guajillo peppers is the base for many Mexican cuisine dishes like enchiladas and chilaquiles. It’s great for marinating all kinds of protein for roasted beef or pork, grilled chicken or shrimps and make some delicious tacos.
The humble refried beans are the quintessential Mexican cuisine staple. Beans are packed with protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Refried beans are used in several ways: as a side dish, filling for peppers, sopes, huaraches etc., alone as a dip with tortilla chips and so much more!