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MEXICAN FOOD GLOSSARY

Arroz: Rice
Carne Asada: Marinated & grilled steak
Carnitas: Seasoned pork sautéed in cilantro & onions
Chilé: Straight from New Mexico - Medium and Hot
Green Chilé: Peeled, roasted and simmered with whole tomatoes, onions & spices
Red Chilé: Enchilada sauce of fresh ground and whole dried chile pods & spices
Chorizo: Mexican sausage
Fideo: Vermicelli New Mexican style pasta. Very different and very good!!
De la olla: "From the kettle"
Tamales: Seasoned meat rolled in corn meal dough, wrapped in cornhusks & steamed
Taquitos: Crispy rolled tacos
Papitas: Potatoes