Seafood Enchilada is a wonderful meal in die winter when it is being served with a good chilli sauce.
It is a Spanish word for a pancake-like dish what the Mexicans call a corn tortilla.
The tortilla is rolled around a filling and covered with a sauce.
Usually it is a chili pepper sauce but you can cover it with any sauce of your liking.
This can be filled with a variety of ingredients, including meat, cheese, beans, potatoes, vegetables, seafood or combinations.
But we are only concerned with seafood and so we will concentrate on filling with all kinds of nice fillings from the ocean.
The staples of Mexican foods are typically corn and beans. The corn is used to make dough for the, tortillas, also for many other corn-based foods.
Corn is also eaten fresh, as corn on the cob and as a component of a number of dishes.
Squash and chili peppers are also prominent in Mexican cuisine. Mexican cuisine is considered one of the most varied in the world.
The most frequently used herbs and spices in Mexican cuisine are chili powder, oregano and Chipotle, a smoke-dried jalapeño chilli.
Mexicans especially seed their food with garlic and onions.
Honey is an important ingredient in many Mexican dishes.
¹Next to corn, rice is the most common grain in Mexican cuisine. According to food writer Karen Hursh Graber, the initial introduction of rice to Spain was from North Africa in the 4th century led to the Spanish introduction of rice into Mexico at the port of Veracruz in the 1520s.
This, Graber says, created one of the earliest instances of the world's greatest fusion cuisines.¹ (¹Taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia.)
Originally this dish was a kind of street-food – a tortilla dipped in a chilli sauce and eaten without a filling.
This "Pancake" has taken many a variety and different forms with fillings as varied as there are cooks and Chefs.
This dish of ours is a bid more modern than that of the earlier types, but, I might add our Enchiladas are really something to drool over.
This dish is a full meal on its own but you can fill your plate with a salad, Garlic bread or even a vegetable or two.
...yes if you like beer you can take a go at it with your seafood Enchilada...
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