Mexican food is one of the most famous cuisines in the world. Although Mexico is a third world country in a way, often struggling to produce enough food, there is no doubt that the recipes originating from this area are dear to our hearts. It is a pity that most people assume what they get in fast food joints or poor quality restaurants is what this cuisine is all about because, like with Indian or Chinese food, these popular dishes often bear no more than a passing resemblance to authentic food healthy recipes.
A lot of the modern cooking recipes are based on ancient Maya, Inca, or Aztec traditions combined with the cooking methods introduced by the Spanish explorers. The native, pre-Columbian diet consisted mainly of corn-based recipes, as well as tomatoes, beans, herbs and chilies. The Spanish combined their favorite ingredients of pork, chicken, beef, rice, garlic, onions, and wine with the indigenous foods of Mexico and modern Mexican cuisine was the result.
Ingredients: black beans, margarita cheese, salsa, refried beans, salad dressing, scallions, shrimps, green chilies
Spread the cheese over the tortillas. Add the shrimp, scallions and green chiles. Then add the refried beans, black beans and salad dressing and put the salsa on top. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a pan with cooking spray. Put the enchiladas in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
The French also occupied the country and they introduced baked foods like bread, cakes, and pastries. The Manila-Acapulco galleon trade in the sixteenth century was responsible for the minor Asian influence you can spot in some traditional recipes from Mexico.