Street food or snacks, also called “antojitos”, are among the best food you will ever have. Esquites are widely sold all over Mexico, specially when they are in season. This snack is simple to make but far from simple in flavor. Esquites are a well balanced snack with a combination of spicy, sour and sweet flavors. When you mix everything in, right before tasting, things get very real. Your mouth will begin to water, as you watch the light flavored broth turn creamy and all the toppings marry as one. It’s a delicious celebration with tons of textures!
Corn is used in so many dishes in Mexico and It’s planted and cultivated with so much pride. My dad mainly planted corn for pleasure, it reminded him of his roots and childhood. As for me, I still remember passing by the mountains and watching people clean and prep the land to plant corn. The fields looked gorgeous from afar and the emotion grew day by day.
I remember one year, my dad planted a good amount of corn. While he worked, he would share his love and inspiration for the craft, along with childhood stories. We were always instilled the love for Mexican culture and my parents did everything they could to plant the seed of inspiration and love for our Mexican roots. That year, while the “milpa” (plantations) was almost ready to be cultivated. I remember standing on the side of the field and getting the bright idea to run through the spacing (paths) in between the corn plants (NOT A GOOD IDEA). When I reached the other side, yeap! I immediately regret it. The leaves from the plants are so sharp and the cuts felt like paper cuts. I was ok but with several cuts that were painful. I never did that again!!! I limited myself to only eating the corn. Learn to make this recipe and enjoy every bit of it. Feel close to our culture and learn to love the flavors.
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