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Fruits and Seattle Mexican Cooking

When we think of fruits there are certain flavors that come to mind. Sweet, tangy, sour and of course what types of foods we expect them in where they don’t seem foreign like pies, cakes,salads or eaten plain, which is just as delicious.

And you probably also have a very clear picture of what Mexican food should taste like and look like, as well as what ingredients are familiar, like cheese, tortillas, tomatoes, peppers, onions and lime. So what happens when you combine fruit with Mexican food, well you get something that is out of this world Delicious, but definitely uncommon.

To do this you must have a bit of familiarity with fruits that sometimes are hard to find but if fresh are not available the canned do wonders for some types of recipes as well. Fruits to consider are guavas, jicamas, pomegranates, sugar cane, oranges, mandarins, and of course mangoes.  These are available at the best markets right here in Newcastle, Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Renton, and other surrounding areas.

Guavas for example are great to include in pork recipes where you make a simple sauce just like you would with cranberries, great for salads, and of course drinks like atole or ponche which are holiday drinks and are usually made to accompany sweet tamales. Jicamas can be used for pickling with your jalapenos, salads, soups and great for garnishes, I would used it almost just like you use and onion but remembering that it’s quite crunchy.

The important thing is to keep an open mind and don’t let your cooking get old or boring. Always be on the search for new ingredients and new ways to make your food look vibrant and taste great, which is something for all types of cooking not just Mexican cooking. ┬áThese are ideas that are only fulfilled at the Best Mexican Restaurants in Bellevue, WA.