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Tacos de Nopales Asados y Elote a La Mexicana /
Grilled Cactus Tacos and Mexican-Style Corn on the Cob
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first, prepare corn tortillas with maseca hacer tortillas de maíz con maseca
mix 2 cups of corn masa (Maseca)
mezclar 2 tazas de harina de maíz (Maseca)
add 1 1/2 cups of warm water agregar agua tibia
mix thoroughly mezclar a fondo
divide the dough (masa) into equal balls of approximately one ounce each divida la masa en bolitas iguales de aproximadamente one onza cada una
Place each ball between the two sheets of plastic and press Coloque cada bolita entre las dos hojas plastico y aplane
line a tortilla press with two sheets of plastic wrap
coloque dos hojas de plastico en una prensa para tortillas
now, prepare the cactus ahora, hacer los nopales
clean the cactus, remove the thorns limpa los nopales, quitar las espinas
brush with olive oil cepillar con aceite de oliva
cook the cactus on the grill cocinar en el asador los nopales
cook each side for 6-8 minutes cocine durante 6-8 minutos por cada lado
remove the cactus from the grill retire los nopales de la parrilla
cut into 1/2 inch squares corta en cuadritos (1.27 cm)
how tasty qué rico
combine the cactus with the other ingredients mezclar los nopales con los otros ingredientes
jalapeños jalapeños
tomatoes tomates
white onion cebolla blanca
time to cook tiempo para cocinar
cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes cocine a fuego medio durante 2-3 minutos
add salt and pepper, to taste agregar sal y pimienta al gusto
cook the tortillas
cocine las tortillas
how to make Mexican style grilled corn cómo hacer elotes asados a la Mexicana
create the spread hacer la mezcla
add 1/4 cup of mayonnaise agrega 1/4 de taza de la mayonesa
add 1/4 cup of Mexican creme
agrega 1/4 de taza de la crema Mexicana
add 1/2 tbsp. of ancho chili powder agrega 1/2 1 cda. de polvo de chile ancho
mix thoroughly mezclar a fondo
cook the corn on the grill Cocine los elotes a la parrilla
cook and rotate for 12 minutes cocine y girar por doce minutos
let the corn cool slightly deja que el maíz se enfríe un poco
generously brush the mixture on the corn cepillar generosamente la mezcla sobre el maíz
generously sprinkle lime juice generosamente rociar jugo de lima
sprinkle cotija cheese on the corn
espolvorear queso cotija en el maíz
sprinkle finely chopped cilantro espolvorear cilantro finamente picado
bon appetite! buen provecho!
Nopales are the juicy, crunchy, edible paddles of the prickly pear cactus. Believed to be native to Mexico, pricky pear cacti have been cultivated and eaten for centuries throughout Latin America. Tacos de Nopales have been a part of the Mexican diet for generations. High in fiber and vitamin C, they are also known to help regulate blood sugar levels. These tacos are a healthy option for vegans and vegetarians, but feel free to add steak or seafood should you want to.

This recipe origins from Mexico

Cultural influences of the country’s cuisine
. - Spanish explorers landed Mexico in 1521 introducing many of their own recipes and dishes to the indigenous culture; rice, olive oil, garlic, coriander, cinnamon. The spanish that also brought livestock, such as, cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, and chickens became a reliable source of protein and dairy.
- President of Mexico in late 17th century, Porfirio Diaz, helped influence French cooking to Mexican food. Instead of chile based sauces, they were made of wine, cream, and butter. Further influenced the pastries of Mexico like cake and bread. Mexicans then started to eat like them by eating at 3:00 PM and would take a long time to finish their different meals.

Ingredients commonly used in country’s cuisine.
- Corn
- Rice
- Beans
- Tomatoes
- Pepper
- Avocados
- Chocolate
- Pumpkin

Info about country’s cuisine relating to country’s agriculture climate and geography.
- Mexico is known for its tequila, which is made from agave cactus that is well suited to the climate of central Mexico.
- One-fourth of Mexicans earn a living from farming as the country is self-sufficient in most fruits and vegetables, and in beans, rice, and sugar.
- Soda is very popular due to the country’s well-developed beverage industry.