Mexican Recipes

Mexican cuisine is filled with bold, layered, complex flavors. Recipes range from sophisticated to pure and simple. The home chef can recreate authentic gourmet Mexican cuisine in the comfort of home with time-tested recipes, planning, careful ingredient selection and practical cooking tips.

Learn how to make fresh salsas and tortillas, rich tomato sauces and seasonings that are the stepping-stones to more complex dishes. You can find all the fresh ingredients you need to create gourmet Mexican cuisine at your local supermarket, specialty store and farmers market.

The recipes are not labor-intensive, and don't involve complicated culinary skills or techniques. The classics and favorites are here including fresh salsas, guacamole, enchiladas, quesadillas, rellenos and much more. The appealing cuisine of Mexico is about building complex flavors and dishes with simple but proven basic dishes that combine to create culinary wonder.

Gourmet Mexican Recipes present the ultimate guide to creating the authentic gourmet cuisine from Mexico in your own home. The site offers wonderful recipes from every category from appetizers to entrees, drinks to desserts. Learn how to make essential dishes that work with other recipes to create complete Mexican meals. Impress guests by preparing a Mexican feast from scratch.

In addition to preparing and creating any number of great tasting, authentic dishes from Mexico, we'll be looking at many of the health benefits of the ingredients used in this form of cooking. That's because since the earliest times, the originators of these recipe selections have known about the healing, nutritional and health-giving properties of the special flavorings and spices that are used. For example, the nutritional superfood source of chia seeds originated in Mexico!

While they may not have had access to modern medical testing equipment and microscopes etc, or known about the weight reducing power of a product such as forskolin fuel, older generations did know that when you ate a certain fruit, berry or spice, you would experience benefits in greater overall health. This is as well as taking you on an amazing health ride to greater vitality, youthfulness and resistance to disease. All this knowledge was passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth but now we know about much of it from our scientists and nutritional experts.

Featured Recipe
Dungeness Crab Enchiladas
Ingredients -
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and chopped)
1 medium yellow onion (chopped)
2 shallots (chopped)
3/4 lb Dungeness crab meat
1 teaspoon cumin
1 clove garlic (finely chopped)
Juice of 1 lime
1 dozen corn tortillas
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 (8 oz.) can enchilada sauce
10 oz. grated Monterey Jack cheese
4 oz. grated Tillamook cheese
1 (2 oz.) can sliced olives
3/4 cup scallions (sliced in thin rounds)
1/2 cup Fresh cilantro (chopped)

1. Heat olive oil in a skillet to medium hot.

2. Add the onions, shallots and jalapenos until the onions are opaque.

3. Add the garlic, cumin and the lime juice.

4. Let the mixture cool and stir in 1/2 of the Monterey Jack cheese and the Dungeness crab.

5. Heat the enchilada sauce in a skillet and dip the corn tortillas in the sauce only long enough for them to soften.

6. On a cutting board, fill each tortilla with the mixture, and roll them up.

7. Place the filled tortillas in a non-stick baking pan tightly side by side.

8. Evenly pour the enchilada sauce over the tortillas.

9. Then over the top sprinkle the remaining Monterey Jack cheese and the Tillamook Cheese.

10. Garnish with the enchiladas with the sliced scallions and olives.

11. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 20 minutes.


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