Road Trip Pop Up: New Mexico
It’s road trip time! Wait wait - before you start requesting time off and packing your bags, I’m thinking a different kind of road trip. A road trip for your taste buds! Much easier, much tastier, and no having to sit for hours in the car. 😉
The next stop on Suite D’s Road Trip Pop Up Series is (drum roll, please!), New Mexico! On April 14th, we are serving up a delicious New Mexican inspired meal, including Huevos Rancheros Deviled Eggs, New Mexican Green Chili Stew, Enchiladas, Rice & Beans, and Churros for dessert!
Before we embark on this culinary journey, let’s talk a little bit about the history of some of these delicious dishes.
First off, what is an enchilada? An enchilada is a corn tortilla rolled around meat and cheese, often topped with a sauce. Nowadays, there are many styles of enchiladas, which include vegetarian options as well. Being a versatile dish, enchiladas can be topped with many different items, from beans, to onions, to guacamole, and more.
Rolling tortillas has been happening in Mexico for a long time, dating back to the time of the Mayan civilization. The first enchiladas created were most likely corn tortillas rolled with fish inside of them. When Spanish conquistadors made their way to Mexico, many noted the abundance of enchiladas, and how locals everywhere were eating them. In 1831, enchiladas were first mentioned in a Mexican cookbook, El Cocinero Mexicano.
If you have yet to try a churro, you are in for a sweet treat. A churro is a dough pastry, rolled in a particular form, fried until crunchy, and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.
The history of churros, like many things, is divided and debated.