The power of Mexican sauces

You can’t conceive of Mexican food without salsa! Whether it’s hot, a little or not at all, it gives that special touch to the dish, right? Imagine that you have in front of you some delicious flutes; well-browned tortillas are stuffed with chicken and generously topped with sour cream, cheese, and lettuce. But, If you are Mexican, you will agree with us in thinking that those flautas would not be complete and ready to eat without first putting some green or red sauce on them.

Choose your favorite sauce for your tacos / Photo by Jeswin Thomas on Unsplash

Sauce is one of the representative elements of our cuisinethe sauces complement various dishes by enhancing their flavors and giving them that spiciness that Mexico loves. Also, just like salt and lemon, It is something that cannot be missing from the table of Mexican families.

80% of Mexicans accompany their food with some sauce.

According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the annual per capita consumption of sauces and chilies in Mexico is approximately 17 kilograms. In addition, It is estimated that eight out of ten Mexicans accompany their meals with some sauce.

Creativity is part of the preparation / Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash

Sauces are not only used as a companion or a complement, in fact, in Jalisco sauces are an essential ingredient for the preparation of various typical dishes, such as: drowned cakes, tamales, enchiladas, chilaquiles, among others.

The recipes are as diverse as our own gastronomy and it is difficult to know exactly how many exist in Mexico, but it is possible to categorize them by the main ingredients they contain, the preparation methods they use, as well as the regions from which they originate.

Salsa recipes in Mexico are extremely varied.

In the end, it doesn’t matter if you prefer the green sauce or the red one, in a blender or in a molcajete, with serrano pepper or with tree pepper, among the infinite variety of sauces that exist you will find one that perfectly accompanies your favorite dishes and, if does not exist, feel free to create your own recipe. You’ll be surprised!

Green or red, which is your favourite? / Photo by Tai S Captures on Unsplash

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