Native Aztec and Mayan dishes dramatically blended with those of their Spanish conquerors create a cuisine of fearsome power. At its core is the wonderful chilli pepper with its myriad of varieties ranging from subtly warming nutty flavours to volcanic power. The result is a cuisine of stunning variety, flavour and colour.
Unleavened circles of corn bread, known as tortillas, form the basis
of Mexican street food. These can be stuffed with Mexican ingredients of
meat, vegetables, salads and cheese, flavoured with Mexican herbs and
spices. Depending on how they are folded, filled or cooked they can be
served as enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, burritos, tostadas,
chimichangas or a plethora of other delicious dishes!
Mexican spices impart the unique flavours that we associate with
authentic Mexican food. One of the most popular Mexican spice blends is Fajita seasoning.
This is used to marinate meat and chicken, which is then cooked with
other Mexican ingredients such as peppers and onions. Served sizzling
with guacamole, soured cream, salsa and cheese, this makes a wonderfully
sociable meal as everyone stuffs and wraps their own fajitas.
We have blended other Mexican herbs and spices to create Achiote paste spices,
traditionally mixed with orange juice and garlic to create a paste that
is fantastic with poultry and fish. These dishes are often complemented
by other vibrant Mexican ingredients, including corn, refried beans and
roasted vegetables, spiced with chillies.
Adobo spice rub
is a blend of Mexican spices that can either be used as a rub on meat
or fish prior to barbecuing, or alternatively as a marinade, once mixed
with garlic and lime juice. Essential Mexican herbs to keep in your
kitchen are the native Epazote leaves and Mexican Oregano.
Used to season chilli con carne, moles, black beans, soups and tamales,
amongst others, these traditional Mexican ingredients will add
authenticity to your cooking.
No account of Mexican herbs and spices would be complete without
mention of the astonishing array of Mexican chillies that are available.
From sultry Mulato chillies to the volcanic De Arbol chillies, each
variety has a distinct flavour. A versatile chilli seasoning to use as a
classic Mexican ingredient is our Chilli powder,
a blend of four chillies, garlic and cumin. So what are you waiting
for, treat yourself to a fiesta of fabulous Mexican cuisine!
We hope that this
inspires you to buy Mexican spices online and if you would like any
further assistance, then please don’t hesitate to contact