Maggi sauce: Hydrolyzed vegetable protein-based sauce used as a flavor enhancer in Latin/Asian cuisine. It can be found in the ethnic section of the grocery store. Use Maggi sauce to make Warm Picnic Burritos.
Substitute: equal part mixture of Worcestershire sauce and dark soy sauce
Dried corn husk: Dried outer sheath that surrounds an ear of corn. Try this recipe for Salmon in Corn Husks.
Substitute: plastic wrap or foil
Masa harina: Popular Mexican flour made from treated corn. Use it to make Marcela's Easy Corn Tamales.
Substitute: finely ground corn meal
Tomatillo: Mexican relative to the gooseberry with a tart flavor. Use tomatillos in Chilaquiles with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa.
Substitute: green tomato and lime juice
For more tips from Marcela, catch Mexican Made Easy on Saturdays at 9:30am/8:30c, then head back to the show page for her recipes.