Tom and I love Mexican food!
(And . . . the hotter, the better!)
Over the years, we've been incredibly fortunate to live in a couple of places with excellent, EXCELLENT Mexican food . . . Fort Collins, Colorado (El Burrito anyone?) . . . Austin, Texas (with Fonda San Miguel being one of the highlights) . . . and we've visited many other places, including several locations in Mexico (and Belize -- just south of Mexico; similar cuisine). (You'll note Michigan is NOT one of the best places for excellent Mexican food.* At all. We've had to become really good at cooking it on our own.)
- Thick, chunky guacamole. (Pretty much . . . with everything.)
- Pico de gallo. With fresh, crisp, slightly warm tortilla chips.
- Fish tacos. (Preferably served with #1 and #2.)
- Sopa seca. (With tortilla chips smashed in for a bit of crunch. And plenty of sour cream.)
- Chicken enchiladas. (With plenty of sauce, spicy - of course!)
- Huevos rancheros. (No better way to start the day.)
- Snapper Veracruz. (Jalapeños AND green olives. BOTH make it best!)
- Chili Verde. (Poured over beans and rice and maybe rolled in a fresh tortilla with a bit of cheese.)
- Quesadillas. (With peppers and black beans and corn and a bit of fire.)
- Flan. (Cool. Creamy. Rich.)
And, of course, it's all made even tastier with a nice, cold beer!
How about YOU? What are your favorite Mexican foods?
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
* When we first moved to Michigan (direct from Austin), we discovered that something called a "wet burrito" was a staple on menus here. While it might be tasty, it ain't no burrito! (We've always been too appalled to actually order them, but they're a sort of . . . casserole wrapped inside a GIANT tortilla, and smothered with a lake of mild salsa and cheese. See someone's fond memory here. Not really Mexican food, though.)