Right now...I'm enjoying fresh cold boiled shrimp out of the Gulf of Mexico...If I'd wanted...it could have just as easily been cold boiled crawfish! I had a very Americanized Tex-mex lunch...guacomole, pico de gallo, puffed-up chile con queso, with a Beef Taco. (I like to mix 'em all up together on the plate.) I had two breakfast tacos from an authentic Mexican Taquaria this morning...with egg and chorizo...complimented by two "Shipley" donuts (I know...I hate to think of how my cholesteral level fared by nightfall...!). And, the neighbors are Bar B Q-ing Brisket for the Weekend...the backyard smells great! HHHMMM...wonder what I can take over to them to be offered a few slices of that brisket? Well...that concludes my day of eating the local cuisines...How about you and your favorite local foods?
Lifelong Texan here. Right now, I am enjoying the hatch chiles which are being offered for sale everywhere. Lots of vendors make special trips to Hatch, New Mexico to get these. I really like the mild chiles in scrambled eggs and the like. There is a green salsa made fresh down the street, and I absolutely love it in a variety of dishes, but I also make my own fresh salsa out of lime juice, jalapenos, garlic, and stewed tomatoes. My late father died 6 years ago, but he was good at cooking pinto beans. He was very particular and only wanted beans grown in Colorado. Wish I could have some of those beans now.
at our state fair they have fried snickers bars, fried twinkies, fried hot dogs, fried pickles...but i have never seen fried butter.
yikes. does that come with a crash cart?
there's this little out-of-the-way hole in the wall in downtown Phoenix that serves the BEST Mexican food i have ever had! the frijoles are creamy and have a rich pinto flavor, and the green chile burrito is made from the most tender toothsome beef in a delectable green chile sauce with just the right amount of heat, and the rice is fluffy and flavorful. oOo, now i want some...
I'm a Michigander so we go with just about anything. I love Tex-Mex food though. My cousin just moved to Texas and says she's tired of all the BBQ though. I don't see how anyone can get tired of it myself.
Yeah, about the beans (and my post didn't actually sound regional, did it?), apparently pinto beans do better when they are grown at high altitudes. My family used to have them shipped from Colorado and the UPS charges were higher than the cost of the beans!
Well...it does have that Southwest ring to it with New Mexico and Colorado added to it. But hey...I like Texas Food...but I'm not picky neither...Southwest, Chinese, New York, Italian...if folks can cook...let 'em do their thing...I have International Taste buds...that are non-discriminating...by all means. How about you? (besides with you mentioning Salsa...and mdawson talking about beer-battered Chili...I think we are all helping to prove great Texas choices...!)
Like the part about how the beans were less than the postage to get 'em...that's ironic and sad at the same time. i know ya'll miss those beans from the high altitude!
Tex-Mex is okay, but it is way too mild for my taste. When we went to a Mexican restaurant with our relatives in Kansas everyone was acting like their mouths were on fire, but I thought the tacos and enchiladas were really mild. The owner of the restaurant told us the seasonings were a little bit more like Tex-Mex. We definitely have some really spicy dishes out here in California.
Kansas Mexican food was different. For salsa they had a little bit of tomato sauce with a few onions and barely any chillis added for flavor. Their "suicide" platter was considered hot because it had three tiny jalapeno peppers on it. The flavors were nice, but just not as spicy as the dishes I had out here. Well now I know their food is not Tex-Mex. I have a feeling it is more bland because the locals would not eat it over wise. Just with how many Chinese dishes are Americanized too.
Sweetie-Pie...I've had some of that California Tex- Mex...It's Ok...ya'll do a good job of gettin' it right. But, Kansas? I'd have to go with A Texan on that...maybe it was Kans-Mex...or something...but I'd be shocked and fall right off my tractor...if they got Tex-Mex right in Kansas!
Mexicans eat fish tacos in Baja California. There are fish taco stands every where. Some fish tacos are good out here, but not the kind with the fish sticks in it, which is what they do most of the time.
Hey...you win...my only cajun-french sentence came from an ol' David Allen Coe song...which isn't even coming up in the memory banks at the moment. I tend to go with their slogan: "Louisiana...it's like a whole other country!" When trying to understand any of their language or accents!
So I live in South Florida, and I love love love our local food. It is very unique, diverse, and amazing! We always have fresh seafood: stone crab, lobster, conch, dolphin (mahi mahi), amazing crab cakes etc. Of course key lime pie with a graham cracker crust. Lots of really yummy cuban food. Citrus is used a lot in recipes. We have orange blossom honey Lots of coconut. And a type of orange called "honeybells" when those are in season everyone stocks up! Pina coladas, daiquiris... Everything is really fresh and yummy!
Ok...I'm taking notes...'cause the last time I was in Florida we ate almost every dinner at this place near the Intercoastal canal in Ft. Lauderdale...and loaded up on the seafood, key lime pie, and pina' colodas...Florida does have great food...but those "honeybells"...never got to have any of those. Cuban food...is great, also! Tried that...liked to go back to that restaraunt again...real soon! (It was also pretty relaxin' there next to the water!)
I've probably eaten where you ate There are hundreds on those restaurants, right on the water. You find your favorite, go there with your friends, have amazing food and drinks and watch the boats go by. Most places have docks and people drive their boats up There are just so many cultures. You name the type and I bet there is a great restaurant here.
Oh wow...sounds like the couple of evenings we spent...the whole evening...at that restaraunt! Your right though...the right place and the right culture...and good food...well, that's just good living!
However...I got'ta chime in that for myself fish tacos are only moderately OK...maybe it's cause fajita tacos outrank 'em anyday! Sorry...I like to try new foods and tastes...but some are more appealin'...then others!
I think you are discovering Tex-Mex, its a whole other Mexican food! I eat steak fajitas too sweetiepie! The sauce is usually just ground up fresh jalapenos and vinegar,stewed tomatoes more jalapenos some other stuff, its all a mystery!
Another thing you can do manly, depends on how adventurous you are when you come back... You can take out a fishing charter, and you bring what you caught to a restaurant at the marina and they cook it up for you according to what you like, but also whatever flavors they have on the menu That is always fun! I know of a few places that do that.
A "You Buy-We Fry" type of place sounds like fun with your own fresh catch! I like the fishing charter boat part idea...alot! Colebabie...I think you may have just helped me decide where I would like to go on my next vacation. Wait till I tell the little lady...(Don't know how she'll take the day out on the fishing charter thing...wish me luck!)...I'll through in a day of shoppin' near Miami...that'll help clench it!
Your growing so many "alleged" identities that...Pretty soon you can have the whole Forum and Hub Pages to yourself...you could have your own cyber-world set up-to talk to as many of your alter-ego's as possible! Wow...!
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