Caldo & Pan de Maíz: Vegetarian, Low-Fat and Texas Mexican
Caldo, a vegetable soup made with no fat and hardly any salt due to the aromatics in the broth (oregano, rosemary, black pepper, bay leaf), garlic and a sliver of Serrano chile.
Finish with a squeeze of fresh Mexican lime. The pan de maíz is not the Northern cornbread that is sweet and cake-like. The ratio of corn meal to wheat flour is higher and there is only a slight amount of sugar to help with moisture retention. Both regular and coarse stone-ground corn meal are used to give the slices a strong crunchy taste and texture.