Cinco de mayo may come only once a year, but American’s enjoyment of Mexican food has become an all-year-long love affair. There are Mexican restaurants in virtually every town from border to border, coast to coast–and all will be celebrating the Mexican holiday this week.
Plus, most of us prepare at least a few Mexican-style or Tex-Mex dishes at home.
Keeping the spirit of Cinco de Mayo alive, we’ve lined up some maximum flavored Mexi-style recipes you may want to add to your South-of-the-Border recipe repertoire.
We start with a trio of beverage selections: two versions of the Classic Margarita cocktail, the traditional tart lime variety and a Golden Peach Margarita, plus a refreshing non-alcoholic drink, called Agua Fresca de Jamaica. It’s a Hibiscus Flower Iced Tea that’s wildly popular in Mexico.
We offer three main dish recipe ideas:
Entree Uno: Tacos de Carne with Cilantro Lime Crema. Lovely to look at, terrific to taste.
Entree Dos: Mexican Chicken Casserole. Rich and satisfying. This hearty hot dish will soothe the toughest hombre.
Entree Tres: Tequila Grilled Shrimp and Mango Skewers. A sizzling signature dish everyone will love.
For dessert, our Vanilla Bean Flan is a light delight.