Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mexican Roundup For Cinco De Mayo


Mexican Chicken Wings


Tulum Ruins in Cozumel Our Vacation  Cruise Trip

The staples of Mexican cuisine are typically corn and beans. Corn, traditionally Mexico's staple grain, is eaten fresh, on the cob, and as a component of a number of dishes. Most corn, however, is used to make masa, a dough for tamales , tortillas , and many other corn-based foods. Squash and peppers  also play important roles in Mexican cuisine. The most important and frequently used spices in Mexican cuisine are chili powder, cumin, oregano, cilantro, epazote, cinnamon, and cocoa. Chipotle, a smoke-dried jalapeƱo chili, is also common in Mexican cuisine. Many Mexican dishes also contain garlic and onions.

Next to corn, rice is the most common grain in Mexican cuisine. According to food writer Karen Hursh Graber, the initial introduction of rice to Spain from North Africa in the 4th Century led to the Spanish introduction of rice into Mexico at the port of Veracruz in the 1520s. This, Graber says, created one of the earliest instances of the world's greatest fusion cuisines. For More info click here MEXICO.

Curt's Breakfast Burrito


Churro's Cinnamon Sugar Fried Cakes

Mexican Refried Bean Dip

Beautiful Cabo St. Lucas

 Mexican Fruit Tart

Chimichangas

Strawberry Margarita
Mexican Casserole

Mexican Lasagna

Happy Cinco De Mayo! Enjoy!

32 comments:

Federica said...

The cartoon is very nice and this menu very tempting and appetizing. I never tasted Mexican food but I'd be very curious. Bye dear, have a great day

Big Dude said...

I'd like one of everything please - and maybe two of somme. great looking line-up.

5 Star Foodie said...

Awesome dishes for Cinco de Mayo and thanks for sharing the pictures too!

StephenC said...

What a nice survey of Mexican stuff. Thank you.

Melynda said...

Superb buffet offering! I agree with Bid Dude, a little of everything.

Patti said...

Everything looks great Claudia! Party time!

Parsley Sage said...

Love it! Everything looks outstanding. Especially that lasagna, but then it makes perfect sense that the Italian-Mexican dish on your site would look so mouthwatering :) Well done!

Emily Malloy said...

This is a great roundup. Now I have margaritas on the brain ;)

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels said...

Oh my everything looks sooooo good! :) Love the cartoon!

Gastronome Tart said...

Lucky you for visiting Cabo! Your Cinco De Mayo Menu looks delish!

Lenia said...

Oh my God!With all these great pictures you ve made my mouth water!

Dan said...

everything looks crazy good!

redkathy said...

Delicious Cinco de Mayo roundup!

Catherine said...

Everything looks delicious. Beautiful pictures. Blessings, Catherine

The Tablescaper said...

Ah...so many choices. Everything looks delish!

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Chris's Gourmet Fashion said...

What a great collection of mexican food photos ... certainly looks like you had a great time ... sn't the sea so beautiful and warm there ... reminds me of the Mediterranean!

Angie's Recipes said...

Some really great Mexican food!

Christine's Pantry said...

It all looks so good. Love the photos. Thanks for sharing!

chefpandita.com said...

Love this round-up! Everything looks delicious but that mexican fruit tart caught my eye. Yummy!

briarrose said...

Drooling...why yes I am. Beautiful spread.

alison said...

happy cinco de mayo,too!great round up,claudia!congratulations!

alison said...

happy cinco de mayo,too!great round up,claudia!congratulations!

Swathi said...

Awesome meal. Lovely dishes.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Yum! I really want some of those churros :)

Lizzy said...

Oh, what fabulous dishes, Claudia...of course, I'm eying that gorgeous tart!!!

Drick said...

ya know, of all the things, I knew somehow Curt would get in wings for the May celebration, so glad he did, always a treat, tell him thanks... and what a nice spread of fantastic spread of foods

Sandra said...

Starting with the Mexican Chicken Wings I tried to mentally count which of your offerings I wanted to try. Eventually I gave up trying to keep track. I want to try all of them. Great line-up Claudia thank you.

Reeni said...

What a mouth-watering round-up Claudia! I want it all! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cooking's Good said...

What a great round up of dishes. It all looks yummy and the Strawberry Margarita's are just the ticket here in sunny Florida.

Blackswan said...

OMG, what a mouth-watering roundup! Great job, Claudia :) Oh, saw the Circle of Friends tab. Awesome! Hopefully, I'll walk into your circle soon :)

Happy a great weekend!

Megan'sCookin' said...

Now I'm really hungry!I could go for a breakfast burrito and a margarita! ;)

Magic of Spice said...

All great dishes for Cinco de Mayo, hope you had a great one :)