Mexican Fare for Cinco de Mayo
May 5th is celebrated as Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture. This means it is the perfect time of year to drink and eat Mexican foods and beverages and commemorate all things Mexican such as tacos and desserts.
Get in the spirit, and enjoy some of these Mexican dishes:
Mexican Chicken Empanadas – A bit like a Cornish pasty, a chicken empanada is a traditional Mexican dish wrapped in pastry and stuffed with chicken, seasoning, olives, chillies, eggs and lots of spice.
Find empanada recipes on Recipebridge.
Tacos – Another fantastically traditional and tasty Mexican dish, tacos are crispy tortillas with a range of fillings – usually ground beef or chicken and then topped with garnishes and various condiments such as guacamole or salsa.
Recipebridge has has many taco recipes.
Grilled Corn – Corn on the cob is a delicious barbeque treat which can be done really well on the grill too. With slight pieces that are charred and with plenty of seasoning, the corn can taste exciting and have a unique taste.
Try some new twists on corn on the cob with these corn recipes.
Guacamole – Blending avacados with lime juice and lots of chopped cilantro, guacamole recipes are a must to go with any Cinoc de Mayo meal.
Find guacamole recipes on Recipebridge.
Treats for Cinco de Mayo
Mexican Desserts – Flans, churros and other Mexican desserts are a great treat for Cinco de Mayo. A flan is a beautifully sweet treat with a soft and jelly-like texture and the caramel gives it a great spicy flavour.
Find flan recipes on Recipebridge.
Churros, similar to doughnuts in terms of texture, they are usually long and thin and go really well dipped in hot chocolate.
Find churros recipes on Recipebridge.
Alternatively, you might like to make sweet (as opposed to savoury) enchiladas such as an Apple Enchiladas – served in tortilla wraps, you can make a sweet and fruity filling out of apples, cinnamon, butter, white and brown sugar and a little water. A margarita cake is another popular dish which is slightly less traditional but beautifully Mexican and ideal for lovers of boozy desserts.
Find more recipes for Mexican desserts on Recipebridge.
Enjoy these and celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style!
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