Aug. 8, 2012 9:25 am
Updated: Aug. 26, 2012 8:06 pm
After combing through hundreds of recipes here in Mexico, it has become clear what some of the basic and ubiquitous seasoning ingredients are in Mexican cuisine. In the US I find myself using salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon juice, and basil as my go-to
seasoning ingredients. Black pepper is the only one of those ingredients that is extremely common here. Chicken bouillon is often used instead of, or in addition to, salt, lime juice instead of lemon juice, and oregano is the most common spice. Also, jugo
Maggi, which is a variation on soy sauce, as well as Worcestershire sauce (called Salsa Inglesa, or British Sauce) are used in hundreds of dishes, as well as being placed on the table in homes and in restaurants next to the salt, pepper, and salsas so that
each person may add more to their food as they please.
The basic seasoning ingredients