Originally Posted by LAJ
Most authentic Mexican dishes are marinated in citrus juice. Very little spice. At least out West and in Mexico. My Mexican friends cook traditional food and it is pretty bland before the condiments. But, the meat is tender from the marinades. Very delicious.
Yes, some are. Most? Not at all. So many other great Mexican dishes rely on adobos, peppers, achiote and other spice and herb pastes, cumin, oregano and so many bright fresh herbs.
I have never found authentic Mexican food to be bland in the slightest. It is a cuisine that relies very heavily on both simple (lime and garlic) and complicated (moles) seasonings.
Seasonings that are added when cooking, not after.
But this is about cheese souffles!!