Mexican cuisine is HOT right now! And we’ve got the perfect range that will provide everything you need to make a Mexican feast! It’s the Mexican culture that has brought us the process of Nixtamalization – where corn is soaked in an alkaline solution of calcium hydroxide from lime stone. This helps to break down the hull of corn kernels and unlock the true nutritional potential of the corn. It also enables the corn to be ground into a dough called masa from which tortillas and tortilla chips are made and it’s the main staple of Mexican cuisine.
With industrialised farming and the advent of GMO’s, you’re probably familiar with just white and yellow maize, but there are in fact hundreds of many-coloured heirloom varieties which you may not have encountered before.
We’re delighted to tell you that the tortilla chip range made by EL BURRO MERCADO (which means ‘market place’ in Spanish), is changing all that!
EL BURRO MERCADO, along with their sourcing partners in Mexico, have sourced only the best single source heirloom corn from the Hills of Oaxaca. In this way they are helping preserve these ancient corns and support the small communities that continue to use time-honoured growing techniques and ancient grains.
The white tortilla chips are made with the best locally sourced non-gmo organically certified corn. The Rainbow corn chips are made from multi-coloured heirloom varieties sourced in Mexico.
EL BURRO MERCADO uses traditional volcanic stone grinders to mill their nixtamalized corn which is gluten-free and preservative-free.
You can’t have Mexican food without the right authentic sauces to go with it! Here’s a range of hot sauces and El Burro’s unique Chipotle Chilli & Lime salt to spice up your dishes according to taste:
El Burro Roasted Jalapeno & Coriander Hot Sauce 100ml
A mild and smoky roasted jalapeno sauce with coriander.
El Burro Chipotle Hot Sauce 100ml
A medium to hot smoky hot sauce from our fragrant Dried Chipotle Peppers. Perfect for all things that need an extra kick!
El Burro Red Jalapeno Hot Sauce 100ml
A mild, red Jalapeno sauce that can be added to tacos or marinades and sauces.
El Burro Chipotle & Lime Salt 100g
This chilli and lime salt is made from 100% pure lime and chipotle chillies. It does not contain any artificial flavouring, anti-caking agents or preservatives. Sprinkle over tortilla chips, over fruit or salt the rim of your Margarita cocktails.
El Burro Habanero Pineapple Hot Sauce 100ml
A very spicy, layered habanero and pineapple sauce that complements fish/chicken tacos.
And what’s Mexican cuisine without salsa? Here are two delicious varieties you won’t want to do without:
Tomato Salsa 340g
smoky roasted tomato salsa that can be added to tacos, quesadillas, soups, stews or even as a salsa/dip for nachos.
Salsa Verde 380g
A green sauce great for tacos, quesadillas, tostadas or anything tortilla-based. Goes well with Chorizo, chicken and refried beans.
After corn, arguably the next most essential ingredient to all Mexican cuisine, the famous Chipotle and Ancho chillies in dried form, for the home chefs that like to create from scratch:
El Burro Chipotle Chillies 30g
A favourite in Mexican cookery! The chipotle is used in many dishes in Mexico. Rehydrate them in boiling water and add them to your sauces, roasts and rubs.
El Burro Dried Ancho Chillies 30g
Dried Mexican chilli used in many regional dishes of Mexico. A must for the enthusiastic Mexican home chef!
After a chilly winter (ha! pun intended) we feel a Mexican heat wave coming on. Time to feast and buen appetito!