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three, Two, One
A Mexican-inspired dish begins with this simple 3|2|1 method:
3 base ingredients + 2 (or more) spices + 1 (or more) herb + trademarks (optional)
Five Signature Mexican Dishes
- The base for savory Mexican cuisine is a combination of three different chile peppers. For those who prefer a milder flavor, choose one of the listed chiles peppers (e.g., poblano) and substitute onion and garlic to complete your three ingredient base.
- Discover a healthier option to the typical side dishes of rice and refried beans. Chop and combine the following ingredients in a large salad bowl: jicama, cucumber, cilantro, red onion, mango (can replace mango for pineapple or orange segments). Squeeze juice from one lime over chopped ingredients. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Produce is perfection.
- Declare Friday as nacho night. The nacho varietals are nearly endless. It is a new experience each week. Season your protein of choice using the 3/2/1 method. Keep the toppings traditional or add your own special touch. My favorite: shredded pork, monterrey jack cheese, green onion, cilantro and served with salsa verde.
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