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I just love Mexican food, so you can imagine how excited I get each year when Cinco de Mayo comes around. This year, I’ve been quite consumed over the past three weeks with a new house hunt, so my fiesta preparations have been virtually nonexistent. Luckily, I recently found an amazing place to live (more exciting deets coming soon), so I can now concentrate all my time on party planning. I’ve gathered some of my favorite Mexican recipes below all suitable for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. From cocktails to tamales, these recipes are all so bold and so delicious. Continue reading for the roundup.
I’m going to keep the chatter to a minimum and let the pictures do the talking. Click through to find the recipe and more information on the dish. Let’s start with appetizers and drinks.
Roasted Jalapeño Blackberry Margarita
Drunken Salsa with Garlic Black Pepper Chips
Spiced Jicama, Cucumber and Mango Skewers
Next up, a super tasty soup:
On to sides and entrees.
Roasted Beets with Red Onion, Poblano and Lime
Cornmeal Crusted Fish Tacos with Rhubarb Salsa (pictured at the top)
Yucatan-Style Slow-Roasted Pork
Dark Chocolate Chile Ice Cream
Roasted Pineapple Tamales with Riesling Poached Raisins
Well that’s that! Enjoy these recipes with some Mexican beer or tequila drinks and you’re sure to have a smashing Cinco de Mayo celebration.0
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
I dont even remember the Spiced Jicama, Cucumber and Mango Skewers…they look fabulous!
Have a great Cinco de Mayo!
CJ at Food Stories says
I found your site on foodblogs.com and thought I’d stop by and check it out. I just subscribed to your feed and can’t wait to see what your next post will be!
Lexy Vu says
Holy guacamole Brandon! You put a great twist to all of these “traditional” (well to me, they’re pretty traditional) foods! I LOVE that you incorporated bacon in the guacamole and had almond horchata! Haven’t had that before so definitely was ELATED when I found out you had posted up the recipes as well. Will be trying it out real soon!
Ann P says
Out of all the food blogs posting line-ups for Cinco de Mayo celebrations, this is where I will be going for my recipes. BTW, so glad you found a new place to live! I am sure it’s in a very happenin’ part of SD. 🙂
That would make a very happy Cinco de Mayo 🙂