I chose this recipe because I think it's an original dish that contains traditional ingredients from Mexico, like poblano peppers and corn. It's also delicious and easy to cook at home.
Mexican cuisine is extremely varied depending on the region. In Yucatán, there's an oriental influence and dishes such as cochinita pibil (a slow-roasted pork dish) use a lot of annatto. In Puebla and Oaxaca, they use a lot of mole sauce, which is a mixture of many different products and spices. In the north, the food is different because they don't grow corn there, so they make large tortillas using wheat flour and eat dried meat. In Veracruz, Tabasco and Campeche, dishes use fish and seafood. As corn originated in Mexico, we have an enormous variety of corn products, such as tacos, quesadillas, flautas (rolled tacos) and tostadas (toasted tortillas with toppings). We have more than 50 types of chili pepper that we use for cooking various dishes. It is important to remember that Mexico gave the world tomatoes, chocolate (cacao) and corn, among other things.