Mexican Chili Diet

This article is from: Global Times

[Global Times correspondent in Mexico Xie Jianing] Chili makes Mexicans very “burning”. Almost more than 90% of the dishes in Mexico contain chili, which can be eaten directly, as side dishes, with fruits, added with juice, even ice cream, drinks and beer Chili peppers will be added to the mix, which is really spicy!

Chili Beer

Chili Beer

Mexican breakfast can have many options like omelettes, tacos, bread, taco, burgers, hash browns, etc. It may sound unpretentious and nothing special, but it is totally Mexican with the addition of soul dip . The sauce used for breakfast can be made with red peppers or green peppers. There is no difference in spiciness. Which one you eat depends entirely on their appearance. Just like which color matches your clothes better, which red and green sauce is better Which color to choose for breakfast today. Mash green chilies and add chopped onions and avocado to make a green chili sauce. Mash red chilies and mix them with corn mash to make a red chili sauce, all of which are essential skills for Mexican housewives. Office workers can also buy them directly in the supermarket to save trouble. As for the various fillings rolled in tortillas or mixed into fried nachos, there is a spicy soul everywhere, chicken, beef, pork, fish, vegetables and fruits can be mixed with chili. Children in Mexico are not resistant to spicy food, and almost every Mexican loves chili peppers. It is said that when people eat chili peppers, dopamine is released, which produces a sense of pleasure. And just like that, every morning, Mexicans start the day by lighting up the joy with chili peppers.

various colors pepper

Peppers of various colors

In addition to three meals a day, in Mexico, spicy can collide with any food and flavor to spark a spark. “Tajín” is a condiment of salt, dried lemon and granulated peppers, popular and common in Mexico, sprinkled on top of a fruit skewer or mug of mixed fruit on the street, just like we do Sprinkling sugar is as usual. Put fermented fruits and peppers together to make a sauce and pour it on mango + ice cream. It is a delicious snack called “Mangonada” that the locals like to combine sweet, salty, sour, spicy and icy. The reporter also personally experienced the beer “Michelada” with chili characteristics when visiting a scenic spot: the edge of the extra-large glass is covered with thick chili sauce and chili powder, and the glass is poured with lemon juice, tomato juice, salt and soy sauce. Beer , When drinking, the mouth is stained with the chili in the mouth of the cup, which feels very strange! As for the chili hot chocolate in restaurants and the chili-flavored candies you can buy in the supermarket, many old-school Mexicans love them. Others such as popsicles and smoothies that children often eat also have chili flavors to choose from. In a word, in Mexico, there are only things you can’t think of and can’t do. Spicy, everywhere, and how it tastes, you can only come to Mexico to taste it yourself.

Chili Popsicles

Chili Popsicles

Today, pepper has become the representative food of Mexico, and it is no exaggeration to say that Mexico is the country that consumes the most pepper in the world. Chili peppers can be made into ever-changing foods, creating huge profits for enterprises. Ingredients for chili sauce, canned chili, chili dip, chili powder, pickled vegetables… Countless kinds of chili peppers can be made according to the color and taste of the ingredients. In addition, the packaging forms are different from the manufacturers, and the bottles are arranged in rows and rows. Bottles and jars fill supermarket shelves. That “Tajín” is very popular in many countries, and some foreigners even rely on it as much as authentic Mexicans, and take some with them when traveling, in order to eat this flavor at any time.

As early as thousands of years ago, the local Mayans in Mexico began to grow peppers. In the stone carvings of indigenous peoples such as Teotihuacan and Zapotec, you can find images and descriptions of peppers. Although chili peppers first originated in Mexico and Central America, Columbus brought chili peppers back to Europe, and the magic of spiciness soon conquered the world.

In recent years, a large number of fresh peppers planted in Mexico and processed and produced pepper products, in addition to satisfying the self-satisfaction of Mexicans, merchants have set their sights on the international market. With the rise of Mexican food culture in the world, the finishing touch of spicy products is naturally indispensable. Mexico’s pepper exports have shown a trend of increasing year after year, becoming one of the world’s leaders in pepper exports.

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