What comes to mind when you think of Mexican cooking? For most people, spicy hot dishes infused with a palette of flavours. Mexican food is not just a category reserved to describe fast food at a local taco shop. Mexican food incorporates the best of many food groups. There is a tremendous number of meat and vegetable focused dishes that allow the great spiciness of peppers to come through yet maintain the overall balance with the main ingredients.
As alluded to above, Mexican food is infused with the hot flavours of peppers and many different spices. Peppers are commonly associated with Mexican food since many people identify spicy dishes as being tied into what gives the dish flavour. If you are considering any of the recipes in this section and they call for peppers, be sure to research any kind that you might not have heard of to get an idea for the level of heat it will give to the dish.
Beans and corn are also considered major staples of Mexican food. Many dishes will incorporate these ingredients into something basic like a basic salsa or burrito filling. Consider using fresh corn and making your own beans from scratch when required, as it will add substance and allow you to control the whole taste of the recipe right from square one.
Mexican food is a rich menu where spice meets heat and substance abundant in flavour. Remember to know how much heat and spice you can tolerate, and that full pleasant tastes need to shine through each recipe!