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Gastronomic tour through Texas

Gastronomic tour through Texas

A road trip, with your own car or with a rental car, is a perfect time for many people to take a break, get away from their routines, and taste the diverse, unique dishes of different places. You will come across interesting people not often met in your everyday life. A new place will always be full of wonders and memories.

For foodies the best way to explore the new place is by trying national cuisines. The best way to explore Texas is by taste through its famous and tasty dishes.

WHAT TO EAT IN TEXAS:

1. Texas BBQ.

Just like the name, it is the food that burns your taste buds with its sinful flavours. The first time I tried this dish was at a barbecue restaurant in Austin, Texas. It didn't disappoint me!

2. Texas tomatoes.
They are rich in vitamins (C and A) and full of flavour. Their taste is different from the ones found in any other states. Look for them at street stalls across Texas.


3. Texas tamales of turkey, chicken and cheese.

It is an authentic Texan dish that originated there. The stuffing is made of ground meat, cooked with potatoes and herbs in a corn husk. It's the perfect dish to be eaten on a long ride.

4. Texas Hill Country Chili.

It is a dish that originated in the Hill Country of central Texas. It is your typical Texan dish made with chili spices and meat such as beef, pork, goat and sometimes chicken. The best way to experience this delicious dish is to make it yourself at home!

5. Texas Barbecued Pork Ribs.

To be honest, there is nothing special about this dish, but I really enjoyed it. The meat was tender and tasty.

6. Texas vegetable soup.

This cheesy soup is the perfect meal in a cold day in Texas. It's comfort food made with many vegetables such as carrots and zucchini, cheeze and potato.

7. Texas Brisket sandwich.

In Texas, pork is often cooked with a dry rub containing chile salt and spices to add an extra taste of savoury and spicy. The perfect way to enjoy this dish is by making it at home!

8. Texas barbecue brisket tacos.

This snack was a hit in the restaurant I visited in Dallas, Texas. It's made with the beef brisket that has been slow-cooked in vinegar, brown sugar and chili powder.

9. Tex Mex Lasagna.

No Texan barbecue would be complete without the famous Tex Mex dish. It is a lasagna made with ground beef, tomatoes, and a spicy tomato sauce.

10. Tex Mex Guacamole
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It's your usual guacamole, but made with full of zest and flavour from the salsa, spices and herbs in Texas.

11. South Texas tamales of chicken, sesame seeds and cheese.

It's a Mexican dish made with corn masa. It is a hit in the restaurant I visited in Monterrey, Texas.

12. Chicken Fried Steak at Austin's famous iconic barbecue place "Swinging Gate".

The recipe for the best fried steak that you can have in Texas is from Austin, Texas. The dish includes a slice of traditional Texas beef short-ribs fried or cooked on an open fire before being pulled and shredded with fork meat-mixer tender and juicy. It is served with white bread that can be dipped in the steak juice and a side of vegetables.

13. Chicken Fried Chicken at "Chicken Oil Co" in San Antonio, Texas.

The recipe for the best fried chicken that you can have in Texas is from San Antonio, Texas. It includes a whole chicken, brined and deep-fried in peanut oil until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Served with white bread, pickles, and a side of vegetables.

14. Beef Brisket tacos from J.R. 's in Austin, Texas .

The recipe for the best tacos that you can have in Texas is from Austin, Texas. It includes juicy beef brisket braised with chile de árbol sauce and tequila vinegar and wrapped in handmade corn tortillas with salsa verde. Served with pickles and a side of rice-beans.

15. Shrimp and Grits at Smith's Old-Fashioned Barbecue in Lockhart, Texas.

The recipe for the best shrimp and grits that you can have in Texas is from Lockhart, Texas. It includes shrimps cooked under tomato and white wine broil with chives and sea salt or chili garlic sauce. Served with a side of grits, shrimps, tomatoes, sauteed onions, cheese cubes, bacon cubes and chive flowers.

16. The state sausage on the BBQ at "Gatsby's" in Austin, Texas.

The recipe for the best sausage that you can have in Texas is from Austin, Texas. It includes a pork shoulder stuffed with a special blend of herbs and spices and smoked over hickory wood. Served with white bread and a side of vegetables.

17. The famous Biscuits & Gravy at 'Hometown Cafe' in Midland, Texas.

The recipe for the best biscuits and gravy that you can have in Texas is from Midland, Texas. It includes herb-roasted pork tenderloin with sausage gravy on a biscuit. Served with a side of vegetables.

18. Fried Oysters at "Willie's New Fish House" in Galveston, Texas.

The recipe for the best fried oysters that you can have in Texas is from Galveston, Texas. It includes a whole raw oyster served with sauce of garlic and homemade cocktail sauce with chunks of roasted garlic. Served with white bread and a side of vegetables.

19. Chicken Fried Chicken at "Five Star Burgers" in Austin, Texas.

The recipe for the best chicken fried chicken that you can have in Texas is from Austin, Texas. It includes a tender chicken breast tossed in flour and spices and fried until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Served with white bread and a side of vegetables.

20. Brisket tacos at "The Salt Lick" in Driftwood, Texas.

The recipe for the best brisket tacos that you can have in Texas is from Driftwood, Texas. It includes a beef brisket braised with cumin and red chile, slow-cooked in vinegar, brown sugar and chili powder. Served with white bread and a side of vegetables.

21. Caviar at the "Alison's" in Houston, Texas.

The recipe for the best caviar that you can have in Texas is from Houston, Texas. It includes a mix of caviar, local eggs, and onions served with white bread and a side of vegetables.

22. The famous Texas Cheesesteak at "Dat's Good" in San Antonio, Texas.

The recipe for the best cheesesteak that you can have in Texas is from San Antonio, Texas. It includes thinly sliced beef tenderloin, grilled peppers, caramelized onions and extra-sharp cheddar cheese on a soft garlic French baguette served warm with a side of vegetables.

23. The 'Kenny & Ziggy's' classic smoked salmon in Houston, Texas.

The recipe for the best smoked salmon that you can have in Texas is from Houston, Texas. It includes perfectly smoked salmon with dill and fresh lemon and served with white bread and a side of vegetables.

24. "Haven" award-winning gluten-free meatloaf in Austin, Texas.

The recipe for the best meatloaf that you can have in Texas is from Austin, Texas. It includes ground beef and fresh herbs mixed with gluten-free breadcrumbs and steamed to perfection. Served with white bread and a side of vegetables.

25. The famous Grilled Fish Tacos from "Nacatamales" in Houston, Texas.

The recipe for the best fish tacos that you can have in Texas is from Houston, Texas. It includes battered tilapia filet and fire-grilled vegetables with a special salsa verde of tomatillos, onion and jalapeños served on warm handmade corn tortillas with cilantro and lime.

26. Chicken Fried Chicken at "Fiesta Texas" in San Antonio, Texas.

The recipe for the best fried chicken that you can have in Texas is from San Antonio, Texas. It includes a whole fried chicken with seasoned flour, deep-fried until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Served with white bread and a side of vegetables.

27. Barbecue Ribs at 'Bullock's BBQ' in Lockhart, Texas.

The recipe for the best ribs that you can have in Texas is from Lockhart, Texas. It includes pork ribs smoked for 6 hours and rubbed with spices that are slow-cooked for 10 hours. Served with white bread and a side of vegetables.

28. The traditional "Tex-Mex" breakfast at the "Moonshine Patio Bar" in Houston, Texas.

The recipe for the best breakfast that you can have in Texas is from Houston, Texas. It includes 2 eggs cooked to order, bacon or sausage patties, hash browns and pancakes with syrup.

29. The 'BBQ Benedict' at the "The Lone Star Grill" in San Antonio, Texas.

The recipe for the best BBQ Benedict that you can have in Texas is from San Antonio, Texas. It includes smoked chicken breast, poached eggs on a toasted English muffin served with a side of gravy.

30. The famous Fried Oysters at "The Redfish" in San Marcos, Texas.

The recipe for the best fried oysters that you can have in Texas is from San Marcos, Texas. It includes oysters cooked under tomato sauce with white wine and garlic. Served with a side of vegetables.

Conclusion

Tex-Mex food is very popular in the US, especially in Texas and locals and tourists alike enjoy the variety of Tex-Mex dishes that offer. You can find great Tex-Mex food in many places in Texas, but several of the most famous dishes originated in San Antonio or Houston so if you have time during your visit to Texas you should definitely pay them a visit.