Chef Jorge Vallejo
An appetizer with coastal flavor. This corn tostada is covered in a mix of clam, algae, radish, lemon and cilantro, complemented with habanero mayonnaise and burnt onion.
Generic name used for any fresh yellow or greenish-yellow chili. It is found in distinct regions of the country and may vary in shape, size, flavor, spiciness and use. The manzano and habanero hold a special place in this category, as they are appreciated for their distinctive flavor and spiciness. The manzano comes from southern Mexico, while the habanero originated in the central Caribbean and the Yucatan Peninsula. Both are known as guero chilies in the northern state of Sonora, and form the base of the famous guera salsa that accompanies fish and seafood typical to the Mar de Cortes area, known as the Gulf of California.Countless virgen beaches extend along the Gulf of California.
Its name comes from the Nahuatl tomatl, and designates the fruit of diverse plants from the Physalis genus. The fruit is round, yellowish green or purple when ripe and in enveloped in a in a calyx that grows until forming a non-edible husk. It is essential in our everyday cooking to tone the flavors of fresh and cooked salsas. It was essential in the economy and nutrition of Mexica and Mayan people. It is native to America and is highly utilized in central and southern Mexico. In the Valley of Tehuacan the first archeological findings certify its domestication over 5,000 years ago.Of Pre-Hispanic origin, the city of Tehuacan is adjacent to the Teguacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, and is famous for its mineral water springs.
Crispy corn tortillas, fried or baked. They may be eaten alone or topped with other ingredients, as an appetizer. Generally, they are prepared with beans, a stew containing some type of beef, lettuce, cheese, avocado, cream and spicy salsa. They are also a classic companion to "pozole", a reviving consommé. Tostadas are very common in the states of central and southern Mexico. In the Huasteca region, which encompasses the states of Hidalgo, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Puebla, Veracruz and Tamaulipas, they are known as "tochon". The "huapango" or "son huasteco" is a sample of the popular cultural; a hybrid genre of music and dance that incorporates five string guitar, violin, song and "zapateado", and is enjoyed in festivals as well as family or community celebrations.