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Truly Authentic Dishes to Try

The difference between authentic recipes and fast food-style ones is vast. Fast food takes a few ideas from the original cuisine, adds a lot of fillers, and turns it into something cheap and generic. Authentic recipes, on the other hand, are those recipes which Mexicans are proud to call their own. Authentic dishes are made with the best ingredients and this means top quality meat, poultry or seafood, as well as fresh seasonal produce. There are lots of herbs and spices used in these dishes and an authentic recipe will specify exactly which type of chili or seasoning you need to recreate the truly authentic flavor of the dish you are making.

Use Authentic Ingredients for the Best Results

Tortillas, burritos and empanadas are typical south of the border dishes and there are many more besides. Flavors such as garlic, cheese, cilantro, tomato, ground beef, chilies and avocado feature in many traditional recipes, although there are other famous dishes which use seafood or another ingredient you might not necessarily think of as being typically Mexican. The best way to get wonderful results from traditional recipes is to use authentic ingredients. If the recipe calls for a fresh chili pepper rather than a pinch of chili powder, use fresh chili. Choose locally grown, organic produce where necessary for the most flavorful results.


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to AmazingMexicanRecipes.com. I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

Thanks for visiting,

Christine