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Entertain in Style; Cinco de Mayo Favs to Wow Your Crowd

Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of May is on a Monday this year, so celebrations will begin Friday and continue through the weekend.  The menu?  Festive and fabulous Mexican inspired cuisine.  If you are throwing a celebration this weekend with a “South of the Border Flair”, I hope you will find a few recipes this week that inspire you to create some delicious dishes.

Chili Colorado by Pass the Sushi

Chili Colorado by Pass the Sushi

Chili Colorado ( Red Chili Sauce ) by Pass the Sushi.  This is a serious dish that takes some time and a bit of concentration.  It’s also completely worth the effort involved.  Except for the peppers, you more than likely already have these items in your pantry, and your local grocer should be well stocked with these “warm” little gems, given the 5th of May is right around the corner.   Pantry list;  New Mexico chili peppers, dried chipotle chili peppers, olive oil, onion, garlic, sherry vinegar, sugar, oregano, cumin, salt, chicken broth, chicken breasts and/or thighs, flour tortillas and scallions ( green onions ).  Follow the link for the recipe here, you can also find Pass the Sushi on Facebook.

Delicious Guacamole Credit:  Saveur Magazine

Delicious Guacamole
Credit: Saveur Magazine

Step-by-Step Guacamole by Saveur Magazine.  When tortilla chips are on the table, guacamole is the perfect companion.  This recipe is basic and the best thing about “basic” is that ingredients can be added or subtracted to suite your taste.  Shopping List; white onion, fresh cilantro, jalapeno, salt, avocados and tomatoes.  Full recipe here.

Classic Shaken Margarita  Credit:  Saveur Magazine

Classic Shaken Margarita
Credit: Saveur Magazine

Classic Shaken Margarita by Saveur Magazine.  The perfect margarita, blended or rocks?  Great margaritas are on the menu when weekend guests arrive and here is a recipe that will have them asking for more.  Follow the link for the full recipe.

  • 4 oz. silver tequila
  • 1 1⁄2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 1⁄2 oz. simple syrup

More delicious recipes for your weekend festivities are on their way….stay tuned friends!

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2 Comments on Entertain in Style; Cinco de Mayo Favs to Wow Your Crowd

  1. Best. Holiday. EVER! Great roundup.

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