Mexican Herbs and Spices
Native Aztec and Mayan dishes dramatically blended with those of their Spanish conquerors create a cuisine of fearsome power. At its core is the wonderful chilli pepper with its myriad of varieties ranging from subtly warming nutty flavours to volcanic power. The result is a cuisine of stunning variety, flavour and colour.
Unleavened circles of corn bread, known as tortillas, form the basis of Mexican street food. These can be stuffed with Mexican ingredients of meat, vegetables, salads and cheese, flavoured with Mexican herbs and spices. Depending on how they are folded, filled or cooked they can be served as enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, burritos, tostadas, chimichangas or a plethora of other delicious dishes!
Mexican spices impart the unique flavours that we associate with authentic Mexican food. One of the most popular Mexican spice blends is Fajita seasoning. This is used to marinate meat and chicken, which is then cooked with other Mexican ingredients such as peppers and onions. Served sizzling with guacamole, soured cream, salsa and cheese, this makes a wonderfully sociable meal as everyone stuffs and wraps their own fajitas.
We have blended other Mexican herbs and spices to create Achiote paste spices, traditionally mixed with orange juice and garlic to create a paste that is fantastic with poultry and fish. These dishes are often complemented by other vibrant Mexican ingredients, including corn, refried beans and roasted vegetables, spiced with chillies.
Adobo spice rub is a blend of Mexican spices that can either be used as a rub on meat or fish prior to barbecuing, or alternatively as a marinade, once mixed with garlic and lime juice. Essential Mexican herbs to keep in your kitchen are the native Epazote leaves and Mexican Oregano. Used to season chilli con carne, moles, black beans, soups and tamales, amongst others, these traditional Mexican ingredients will add authenticity to your cooking.
No account of Mexican herbs and spices would be complete without mention of the astonishing array of Mexican chillies that are available. From sultry Mulato chillies to the volcanic De Arbol chillies, each variety has a distinct flavour. A versatile chilli seasoning to use as a classic Mexican ingredient is our Chilli powder, a blend of four chillies, garlic and cumin. So what are you waiting for, treat yourself to a fiesta of fabulous Mexican cuisine!
We hope that this inspires you to buy Mexican spices online and if you would like any further assistance, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.