Undoubtedly my most favorite cuisine is Mexican food, the depth and nuances of flavor that can be achieved with layers of spices and roasted chilies is just sublime!
My love of true Mexican food, beyond the boring, blunted fare of a typical Tex-Mex chain, came from living in Houston, Texas, a city brimming with authentic Mexican restaurants, from the hole in the wall Mom and Pop joint, to the white table cloth, elevated dining restaurant, this city is jam packed with amazing Mexican cuisine.
To learn how to achieve these essential flavors and techniques, I turned to the master of Mexican food, Rick Bayless; truly an inspiration for demystifying the authentic flavors and ingredients.
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I bring you a series of Mexican inspired recipes, let’s begin with Enchiladas, and this version with Guajillo Sauce is a great family friendly recipe.
The sauce requires just a little work to achieve the wonderful layers of flavor, so worth it, an can be used in multiple recipes.
I am so fortunate to have a great resource to shop locally for authentic Mexican ingredients, for the recipes in my Cinco de Mayo week series the ingredients where sourced and sponsored by the amazing Compare Foods.