Do you like chilli, tacos, tortillas,spicy soups?
Mexican food tastes great, and if you enjoy cooking authentic mexican meals then growing your own fresh & speciality ingredients will make all the difference.
3 Key items to grow.
The key is to start by using the key ingredients growing plan to provide all the essential ‘basic’ ingredients.
But in addition also grow:
- Tomatillo Tomatoes
- Poblano, Habaner and/or Jalanpeno Peppers
- Lemongrass (optional)
The 3 key Mexican ingredients to grow:
1. Tomatillo tomatoes
Often called Mexican green tomatoes they are completely different from the regular tomatoes you will find in most shops, and a key element to many Mexican meals.
They are a lot smaller than regular tomatoes (often called Mexican husk tomatoes) and taste a bit like a green apple with a citrusy flavour. (More details on tomatillo)
A key ingredient in salsa verde they can be used in recipes as diverse as ‘green alcoholic cocktails’ to desserts, jams and even as a sidedish. The video below shows an example of how to use it:
They are quite easy to grow indoors – more details lower down the page.
2. Poblano, Habaner and/or Jalanpeno peppers.
If you are cooking mexican meals then peppers need to be a core item in your ingredient range.
Our pepper range is classified using Fiery, Hot & Sweet peppers. If you want to grow your own fresh mexican ingredients then you can either simply grow one type (such as the most popular poblano pepper) and select other.
For example below is a very easy to make mexican recipe using poblano peppers.
Similarly Lemongrass is also a key part of mexican meals (specially hot drinks) – and taste especially good when used fresh.
How to grow Mexican ingredients
Just to summarise, if you want to grow your own fresh Mexican ingredients then the ones to focus on are: