Hone Your Mexican Food Cooking Skills – It’s Easy With Satellite TV
Article by Justin Walton
The culinary tradition of Mexico has extended its influence far beyond the country itself, achieving huge popularity in the United States and later the rest of the world, sometimes referred to as either simply “Mexican food” or also “Tex Mex”. But the success of Mexican food is no surprise when you consider its unique presentation combined with its great taste. And while there are some Mexican foods that still haven’t left the country, other foods such as burritos, quesadillas, and tostada salad bowls have become completely ubiquitous. But to get great Mexican food, you don’t always have to go to a restaurant. Follow these great tips that you can easily access on satellite TV and you can get started cooking Mexican food yourself! Let’s have a look.
First, it might help to get a bit of the history of Mexican food. As with other Latin American countries, there was a strong culinary tradition established in Mexico long before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores, especially since it was the home to some of the most developed civilizations such as the Mayas as well as the Aztecs. Indigenous cooking made extensive use of corn, as well as various forms of chocolate. The arrival of the Spanish meant the introduction of cows and other livestock, which in turn added a carnivorous side to the more veggie-heavy cuisine of earlier. You can get the full story of the history of Mexico and its cuisine in places such as the History Channel on Satellite TV
Let’s now take a look at some tips for making a classic staple of Mexican food: the burrito. The key ingredient to the burrito is the tortilla, the thin, flexible shell around the burrito that is usually made from wheat or corn. But equally important are ingredients such as beans or meat. Meat lovers will want to add special spices to ground beef to give it a distinctive kick, but this can also be done with beans for vegetarian burrito eaters. In addition it’s a good idea to add some dressings on top of the more basic burrito, such as lettuce, onions, peppers, and cilantro. One particularly American touch is to add sour cream to burritos. For good recipes as well as a visual set of instructions on how to cook burritos, you can always tune in to satellite TV.
One other creative use of the tortilla is the tostada. Starting with a normal tortilla, you then shape it so that the edges fold upwards in a giant bowl-like shape, then you deep fry it. The tortilla then retains this bowl shape, which you can then fill up with salads and other ingredients. Try adding plenty of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, peppers, as well as Mexican style “salsa” (spicy tomato sauce) to give it a kick. You can also try other ingredients such as meat or beans to make it more filling. A quick look on satellite TV will show you plenty of tips on how to make tostadas.
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