The menu of the restaurant Ayotli Mexican restaurant in Coral Springs fully reflects the culinary culture of Latin America. In Ayotli you can taste traditional Mexican dishes: fachitos, quesadilla, sevice and burito, based on seafood, vegetables, beans and corn. Latin American cuisine is rich in spicy seasonings and spices: chili, jalapenju, guacamole sauce makes the taste of the dish more intense.
Everyone who once tried a real Mexican dish at the Ayotli Mexican restaurant, is familiar with the rich palette of flavors exploding in the mouth. This exotic “cocktail” of spices, herbs, meat and vegetables is enough to satisfy even the most fastidious gourmets.
Mexican food is more ancient than you think. Many of the most traditional Mexican recipes appeared in the days of the Aztecs and Mayas. However, the Spanish greatly influenced the Mexican cuisine, which we know today. Traditional Mexican dishes (inherited from the Maya and Aztec recipes) were changed during the Spanish colonization of Mexico, as a result of which the Spaniards added to it their own ideas and methods of preparation, as well as ingredients.
From the spices that were imported into the country – olive oil, cinnamon, parsley, coriander, common oregano and black pepper. The Spaniards also brought nuts and cereals such as almonds, rice, wheat, barley, as well as fruits and vegetables, including apples, oranges, grapes, lettuce, carrots, cauliflower, potatoes (brought from Peru) and sugarcane .
Breadcrumbs (tortilla) are the staple food in Mexico. They are made from corn or wheat flour, and their variety varies from one part of the country to another. Tortillas are used to make many dishes; they can be both soft and crispy.
Tequila is the most famous Mexican alcoholic beverage for today. It is produced, mainly, in the vicinity of the city of the same name, and for its preparation the core of the blue agave is used.
During the colonial period, Spanish-inspired Spaniards and members of Spanish religious orders came up with most of the dishes that make up today’s Mexican cuisine when dishes such as “lomo en adobo” (pork loin in spicy sauce), “chiles rellenos” (chili pepper stuffed with cheese , beef or pork), “guacamole” (snack from the pulp of avocado, tomato, onion, chili and coriander) and “escabeche” (marinade).
Some Mexican dishes, especially those that arose in Veracruz and the Yucatán Peninsula, were influenced by Caribbean cuisine. Other Mexican dishes, such as “bolillo” (“wheat bread”), have undergone the influence of French cuisine. Bolillo is a popular Mexican bread.
A Mexican-American Mexican-American, Ninfa Rodriguez Laurenzo, a restaurateur named Ninfa Rodriguez Laurenzo, who has called her own restaurant Ninfa’s, has in fact brought a popular Mexican food called “fajita”. The dish was so simple and appetizing that competitors constantly sent their spies to her restaurant in order to obtain a recipe for cooking.
Mexican food, which can be found in the US, is usually called Tex Mex. This name comes from the fusion of Texan, Mexican and American cuisine. Burrito, fajita and quesadilla are the most popular examples of tex-Mex.
It is estimated that the average Mexican family can consume up to 2 pounds of tortillas a day.
Chili is the most commonly used ingredient in traditional Mexican cuisine. Even traditional Mexican desserts are prepared with chili, which helps to achieve a pleasant combination of hot and sweet. North Mexicans prefer meat dishes, while in the south they prefer chicken and vegetables as the main ingredients.
Quesadilla is one of the strongholds of Mexican street tents. This dish is typically Mexican. But it turns out that quesadilla, like the Mexicans themselves, is a hybrid dish: half indigenous, half Spanish. Tortilla, from which the quesadilla is formed, is a Native American dish; cheese, as well as pork and / or beef that can be added to the filling – Spanish influence; in terms of garnish, a hot sauce made from chili peppers – local cuisine, and chopped lettuce leaves – again the influence of Spanish cuisine.
Despite the fact that Mexican cuisine is mainly known for its acute and heavy food, it is actually quite healthy food, rich in vitamins and minerals, and low in fat. Some nutritionists consider it an ideal combination of important food groups: meat, dairy products, cereals and vegetables.