Coast Cooking

Fresh made shrimp cocktail is a nice Mexican dish

Made from scratch food is standard in traditional Mexican restaurants.
Made from scratch food is standard in traditional Mexican restaurants. Special to the Sun Herald

This week I’m blogging about traditional Mexican food.

This is not a blow-by-blow comparison with Tex-Mex food, but just a few casual comments on some of the delicious things you can find at a restaurant that features authentic Mexican cuisine.

Just like in most other restaurants, this category of eatery will most likely have a house special or two.

Chances are they will be based on the region of Mexico the cook/chef/owner is from.

It is generally accepted that there are seven regions, and they are the North, North Pacific Coast, Bajio (a low-lands in north central Mexico), South Pacific Coast, South, Gulf and Central.

La Nortena at 224 Porter in Biloxi serves a shrimp dish that is reminiscent of a shrimp cocktail called coctel de camaron, and it is a house special. These shrimp were cooked in olive oil, covered in picante sauce and garnished with avocado and a slice of lime. If you want to try something delicious, light and healthy, this one’s for you.

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