It’s Mexican FIESTA TIME!!!! We by no means want an excuse for Mexican meals, however with Cinco de Mayo this weekend, you don’t wish to be the solely one lacking out. So collect your amigos and prepare for a feast with this EASY Mexican Fiesta menu!
In the event you actually twisted my arm and compelled me to decide on, I’d say Mexican is my favorite meals……… together with Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese language, Southern, Italian, French and Center Jap meals.
This feast you see is within the spirit of Cinco de Mayo which is on Saturday, 5 Might 2018. It marks the anniversary of Mexico defeating the French invasion in 1862, however satirically, is extra broadly celebrated within the States than in Mexico.
Albeit for some, it looks as if an excuse for consuming tacos and ingesting margaritas!!!
So I current to you a merely fabulous Mexican Fiesta menu plan. A base taco menu plus loads of choices to change out and add ons. Deliver it on!
A BIG MEXICAN FIESTA THAT’S EASY TO MAKE
Pork Carnitas (pictured in Fiesta) – that elusive mixture of golden crispy meets juicy. The very best of the most effective of Mexican meals, 5 minutes prep, freezer pleasant, each taco lover’s dream come true!
Different Taco Fillings (Clockwise from high left in picture beneath, not pictured in Fiesta): Mexican Shredded Beef, Lime Grilled Hen, Beef Fajitas or Hen Fajitas, Mexican Shredded Hen, Hen for Hen Tacos, Fish Tacos (marinated then pan fried or grilled).
Unforgettable Guac (doubles as dip and dolloping in tacos)- The key to an important guac is beginning with a paste made with onion, coriander/cilantro, jalapeño or serrano chilli and salt. And in case you discover this guac recipe on my Instagram feed, you’ll additionally see loads of messages validating the claims of authenticity! That is the true deal. Nobody can ever put their finger on why it tastes so good, they only understand it’s higher.
Easy Pickled Crimson Cabbage (in Fish Tacos recipe) – such an important facet for a taco unfold! It provides a burst of freshness in or on the facet of the taco, to not point out how a lot I really like the colourful color. This one’s an actual fast pickled cabbage I exploit in Fish Tacos – simply scale it up (use the slider).
Additionally pictured within the Mexican Fiesta Unfold:
Charred heat corn and flour tortillas, grilled corn sprinkled with chipotle powder (contemplated doing this Mexican Grilled Corn or Mexican Corn Salad however thought less complicated was higher, already sufficient flavours occurring), home made tortilla chips (simply deep fry corn tortillas), fast Restaurant Fashion Salsa (doubles as dip and sauce for tacos), bitter cream, a dish of chopped white onions (not as sharp as brown onion, very generally utilized in tacos in Mexico), coriander/cilantro and lime wedges.
Oh, additionally included within the Fiesta picture – faux photographs of tequila (water…. too early for actual tequila!!) and lightweight beer I exploit solely for photographs (having bought a carton for a gathering considering absolutely there can be some wise individuals will drink it. How improper I used to be.)
Different nice choices you’ll turn out to be well-known for: Life Altering Queso Cheese Dip (OMG stays silky even when it cools!), Pig Out Salsa (Chorizo and Corn), Avocado Corn Salad, Mexican Crimson Rice (anybody else stuff rice in tacos? ♀️)
Noticeable absentees / optionally available extras: Pico de Gallo, Refried Beans (I costume up canned, it’s on this recipe right here), bowls of shredded cheese, Mexican scorching sauces, sliced jalapeño.
Alarmingly absent: Margaritas.
I do know you’re most likely sick of seeing this picture, however as a result of it took the higher a part of a day to prepare dinner, type and clear up after a single picture, let me get extra mileage out of it – so right here it’s one final time! – Nagi xx
PS I do know this Mexican Fiesta isn’t a recipe however I consolidated all of it into one useful little printable recipe for you.
Mexican Fiesta Menu
Spherical up the amigos for a Mexican Fiesta! The urged menu plan beneath is a good low-effort one with wow issue. Lots for making forward and the Carnitas freeze completely! See recipes linked to every dish, or the place not linked, instructions are beneath. Cook dinner time consists of gradual cooking time for Carnitas.
Mexican Fiesta menu plan (as pictured in publish):
- Pork Carnitas
- Restaurant type salsa ((doubles as taco sauce + dip))
- Genuine Guacamole
- Pickled pink cabbage ((Word 1))
- Warmed tortillas
- Selfmade tortilla chips ((see beneath))
- Grilled corn ((See beneath))
- Bitter Cream
- Chopped white onions ((Word 2))
- Coriander/cilantro leaves ((complete or chopped))
- Lime wedges
Different Protein choices:
- Marinated Hen for tacos
- Lime marinated rooster
- Hen Fajitas
- Mexican Shredded Hen
- Beef Fajitas
- Mexican Shredded Beef
- Fish Tacos
Different Facet choices:
- Pico de Gallo
- Queso Dip ((stays silky when cool!))
- Mexican Corn Salad
- Avocado Corn Salad
- Mexican Grilled Corn
- Pig Out Salsa ((Chorizo and Corn))
- Mexican Crimson Rice
- Refried Beans ((Word three))
- Shredded Cheeses
- Avocado Slices (as an alternative of guac)
- Scorching Sauces
- Sliced Jalapeno
Selfmade Tortillas Chips: Chop corn tortillas to desired form, fry in oil till crisp and lightweight golden. Switch for paper towel, sprinkle with salt whereas scorching.
Grilled Corn: Grill corn on BBQ over excessive warmth till properly charred. Brush with melted salted butter and sprinkle with chipotle powder (or chilli or cayenne, to style)
1. Pickled Crimson Cabbage is within the Fish Tacos recipe. Scale up the recipe to make a lot utilizing the servings slider (click on on the Servings and slide)!
2. White onions are usually not as sharp as brown onions. Very generally used as a taco garnish in Mexico.
three. I costume up canned refried beans. You’ll be amazed what a distinction it makes! It’s on this Carnitas Tacos recipe.
LIFE OF DOZER
2 minutes after this picture was taken, Dozer was being carried to the automotive and I dashed to the vet to be taught he had a ruptured ACL*. The vet tells me it was a ticking time bomb – he’s had knee issues for some time now – and it might have occurred anytime.
He’s unable to bear any weight on his rear leg although fortunately he’s not in ache. He’s getting into for surgical procedure as quickly as I return from the States (I shortened the journey particularly) and it’s going to be an extended highway to restoration.
Be ready for some unhappy photographs within the coming months. But additionally hopefully some hilarious ones as I get inventive to maintain his spirits up!!!❤️
* The ACL is the anterior cruciate ligament which holds the knee collectively so mainly his knee joint is sliding all over so he can’t put any stress on it. As soon as the ACL is snapped, it received’t heal with out surgical procedure.
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