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Delicious Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Create your own Cinco de Mayo party and celebrate  with authentic Mexican cuisine.  Here's everything you need -  tacos, quesadillas, tostados, enchiladas, Oaxacan soup and more. Finish off the night with rich, delicious tres leches cake.

1. Spicy Duck and Corn Empanadas

 These delicious baked empanadas are a perfect finger food for your Cinco de Mayo party. Shredded roast duck with Mexican cheese queso fresco, chipotle chiles, and lots of spices and herbs fill these bite sized appetizersMore »

2. Chipotle Pulled Pork Tacos with Queso Fresco

Here is a delicious recipe for pulled pork tacos. Slow-roasted pork is shredded and mixed with chipotles, dried chiles, garlic and topped with queso fresco and a spicy red cabbage slaw. Great flavor and great eye appeal.  More »

3. Squash Blossom Tortillas

 Squash blossoms (also known as zucchini flowers) are in season from mid-spring to mid-summer. Commonly used in Mexican cooking, their bright yellow color and unusual flavor are great in quesadillas or soup.More »

4. Tyler Florence's Chicken Enchiladas

 Here is a delicious recipe for chicken enchiladas - full of delicious herbs and spices and lots of lots of cheese.More »

5. Perfect Mexican Sangria

Sangria is a traditional Spanish drink that combines wine with fruit and a little sugar. This Mexican version is a similar fruity concotion but has a higher level of alcohol which makes it great for pairing with spicy foods. Always use a decent wine when making sangria, as the wine will be the most prominent flavor. More »

6. Grilled Clams and Chorizo

This a wonderfully tasty Latin dish that is quick and fun to make! Shellfish cooks very quickly on the grill and you know the clams are done as soon as the shells open. Easy! Delicious fresh clams and spicy chorizo sausage are added here to a nice smoked paprika and butter sauce. Clams are used in this recipe, but you could also use mussels or shrimp. More »

7. Oaxacan Tortilla Soup with Roasted Poblanos

 There is something deeply satisfying about a good tortilla soup. The aroma is intoxicating. And don't forget the garnishes, which really make this soup. More »

8. Aji Amarillo Avocado Tostada

This ceviche-style recipe uses hot peppers, avocadok, and fresh halibut.More »

9. Duck and Roasted Garlic Quesadillas with Tomatillo Salsa

 Here is a gourmet version of traditional quesadillas that will impress your guests. Flavorful, well-balanced, and not too spicy, these duck and roasted garlic quesadillas make wonderful appetizers for a get together with friends or a fancy cocktail party.More »

10. Pastel de Tres Leches Cake Recipe

 Pastel de Tres Leches (Three Milk Cake) is a traditional Cinco de Mayo dessert served at this Mexican celebration. This sweet and moist butter cake is soaked with three varieties of milk: evaporated, condensed and cream. A light meringue topping adds just the right amount of contrast for this wonderful dessert.  More »

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