There is no single taco recipe that is considered typical of all of Mexico, since there are actually many traditional varieties of tacos that can be provincially authentic. It is in the combination of the many diverse Mexican cultures that mark certain dishes and influence the nature of Mexican food. Mexican cuisine is widely renowned for its pleasing tastes and textures. In terms of variety, the Mexican taco is seemingly endless in fresh ingredient options and spices that make it a surefire meal pleaser.
The Mexican taco is a traditional Mexican dish that is composed of either a corn or wheat tortilla, folded or rolled around a decided filling. A Mexican taco can be made with a variety of fillings, including; beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetables and cheese, allowing for great versatility and variety. Mexican tacos are generally eaten without utensils and is often accompanied by garnishes such as salsa, cabbage, avocado or guacamole, cilantro (coriander), tomatoes, onions and lettuce.
If you wish to lean closer to an authentic Mexican style in your meal, then as an accompaniment to your Mexican tacos, it should be noted that many taco stands in Mexico will serve whole or sliced red radishes, lime slices, salt, pickled or grilled chili’s (hot peppers), and occasionally cucumber slices, or grilled cambray onions. However, I caution you on the well renowned variety of Mexican chilies to choose from, since including this authentic ingredient can turn up the heat –exponentially.
Mexican Cambray onions or spring onions with their slightly bulbous base and tender, delicious flesh are the perfect fixin’ to add to my Vegetarian Mushroom Tacos recipe. You can buy Cambray onions at a local Mexican grocery, but a regular onion is also gratifying. As you incorporate carefully chosen herbs and spices to your taco dish, you will discover that you’ve arrived at an authentic flavor that simply doesn’t disappoint.