Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Esquite

Let me introduce you to a very simple delight: esquites!  The name comes from nahuatl ízquitl, or toasted corn.  You boil mature corn in water with salt and epazote (a herb called Jesuit's tea or wormseed in English), then put it in a cup, add lime juice and chile powder, and voilà!  This is very typical of the centre of Mexico, and I'm discovering how much love I have for a lot of typical food that has its origin in the Aztec culture.  

This one here prepared by my sister just for me.  Yum!

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