The quesadilla could not be more on trend at the moment as the food world has literally gone Central America loco. Suddenly we have loads of Central and South American restaurants in the top 50 World’s best restaurants and the trend is not going to die soon.
Street food stalls, high street branded restaurants and sweaty little Mexican bars aren’t the only places to sample a quesadilla and the like anymore. They have flamingly burst into home kitchens like a hombre on fire and set the foodie world alight. However there is so much more to the rich food culture of Central and Southern America apart from quesadilla which we will explore in time to come as I think Zorro is here to stay. Let’s be honest here…they are to Mexico like hamburgers to America, pizza to Italy, sushi to Japan, anything to China and vodka to Russia – meaning if the masses approve it’s got to be good. Right? (I’m a dog lover myself so totally agree with you but facts are facts so let’s not pretend we live in a world of pink unicorns and fluffy clouds you can jump on.)
So back to the quesadilla… My idea here is that I want to capture that favourite that everyone loves and is non offensive as essentially food is there to enjoy and there is nothing more to it. Trust me. We’ll get to the topic of food snobbery in a later post where I can bitch as much as I like. With that in mind I picked some very basic flavours for this quesadilla that most people love. Chicken, cheese, BBQ sauce, chilli, tomato, avocado, lime . Yes it’s a mouthful but I’m sure most of you have stuffed a hell of a lot more in your mouth.
So let me not stuff your ears any further too. Great for watching football with mates, a hungry boyfriend, a broke student, a single girl or a family of ten. Go and cook it.