Fresh, colourful Mexican

Authentic Mexican food is vibrant, delicious, fresh and fun. It has both a depth of flavour – with its combination of savoury and earthy flavours – and a fresh lightness from its generous use of fresh herbs, vegetables and citrus. Plan your own Mexican fiesta with our selection of tacos, tamales, margaritas and popsicles. www.sbs.com.au/food/cuisine/mexican
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Mexican chocolate and cinnamon ice-cream sandwich (sándwich de helado con chocolate y canela) recipe : SBS Food

Pop-up restaurants know the importance of ending on a sweet note. This Mexican and ice-cream sandwich (sándwich de helado con chocolate y canela) is sure to do the trick.

30-minute meal: #prawns a la Mexicana

Seared prawns with tomato, chilli and coriander (camarones a la Mexicana) recipe : SBS Food

Cemita poblana is Mexico’s version of a pork #schnitzel sandwich, served with roasted jalapenos and pickled onions. Need we say more?

Pork schnitzel sandwich with roasted jalapenos and pickled onions (cemita milanesa de cerdo) recipe : SBS Food

Smoky caramel ice-cream (nieve de leche quemada)

This Oaxacan speciality has a fascinating balance of smokiness and sweetness, somewhat like a crème brûlée.

Mexico's answer to the lasagne? Aztec pie. Layered with tortillas, chillies, corn, salsa, sour cream and Oaxaca cheese, it's like #nachos, only better.

It's basically a layered pie of corn tortillas, poblano chillies, corn, salsa, sour cream and Oaxaca cheese – a white cheese that can stretch like mozzarella.

The ultimate flour #tortilla recipe

Make your own tortillas and you'll be well on your way to hosting your very own Mexican feast. Here's a simple recipe that'll have you rolling and frying crisp tortilla rounds like a pro.

Achiote-roasted #pork (cochinita pibil) recipe : SBS Food

Traditionally, achiote-roasted pork (cochinita pibil) is cooked in the ground, but here we've used banana leaves to steam the pork instead. Serve with pickled red onions, fresh coriander and warm corn tortillas.

We've given Mexico's #horchata a makeover: almond and rice milk panna cotta with apricots braised in a hibiscus flower sugar syrup. Sweet.

Mexican almond and rice milk panna cotta with braised apricots recipe : SBS Food

Chile relleno de picadillo (roasted pepper stuffed with pork, almonds and spices)

Roasted pepper stuffed with pork, almonds and spices (chile relleno de picadillo) recipe : SBS Food

Lime-cured fish with avocado (ceviche con aguacate). Clean and fresh with a pleasing crunch.

Lime-cured fish with avocado (ceviche con aguacate). Clean and fresh with just a hint of chilli, the crunchy tostadas provide a nice counterbalance to the delicate fish. Pick up your seafood catch on the day of serving!

Chilaquiles: the real #nachos. Enjoy with a glass of watermelon and basil #margarita.

Make the most of juicy, ripe watermelons in this margarita with a twist. The basil salt rims add a earthy note, balancing the sweetness of the watermelon. It's endless summer in a tumbler.

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