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How to create an awesome Cinco De Mayo Feast

Confession: I. Love. Mexican food. Feed me anything on a corn tortilla, and I’m a happy girl! Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and I thought I’d share some of my favorite Mexican-inspired dishes so you can celebrate, too. I know I’m definitely going to be serving up all of these delicious recipes on the fifth.

Carne Asada

Carne Asada

Steak:

1 ½ to 2 lbs. flank or skirt steak

Olive oil

Salt and Pepper

Marinade:

1/3 c. olive oil

¼ c. soy sauce

2 tbsp. lime juice

2 tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. ground cumin

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 jalapeno, seeded and minced

½ cup fresh cilantro, leaves and stems finely chopped

Fixings:

Chopped avocado

Lime wedges

Tortillas

Thinly sliced radishes

Thinly sliced lettuce

Pico de Gallo

Black Beans

Marinade steak overnight. On searing, hot grill or skillet, brown steak for a few minutes on each side. Finish cooking the steak on a lower temperature. Let rest ten minutes. Slice the steak across the grain of the meat. Lay out a few tortillas, add steak and topping, and chow down!

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Pico De Gallo

  Pico de Gallo

Ingredients:

3 c. ripe tomatoes, diced

Salt

¾ c. white onion

1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely diced

½ c. cilantro leaves, finely chopped

1 tbsp. lime juice

Season tomatoes with salt and toss to combine. Transfer to a fine mesh strainer to drain. Combine drained tomatoes with remaining ingredients. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt. Can be stored up to 3 days in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Classic Margarita

Margarita

Ingredients:

Ice cubes

3 oz. Tequila

2 oz. lime juice

1 oz. simple syrup

1 tsp. orange liqueur

Garnish:

Lime wedges

Margarita salt or coarse sugar

Rim glass in salt by running a lime wedge around the edge and then dipping it into the margarita salt or coarse sugar. To make the margarita, combine all ingredients in a shaker and then carefully pour over ice in garnished glass.

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Tres Leche Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Ingredients:

1 ½ c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

½ c. unsalted butter

2 c. white sugar

5 eggs

1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract

2 c. whole milk

1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk

1 12oz. can evaporated milk

1 ½ c. heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 350. Grease/flour 9×13 baking pan. Sift flour and baking powder together; set aside. Cream butter and 1 c. sugar; add eggs and ½ tsp. vanilla; beat well.  Add flour mixture to butter 2 tbsp. at a time until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes. Pierce cake several times with a fork. Combine the whole milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk. Pour over top of the cooled cake. Whip the whipping cream, remaining cup sugar, remaining 1 tsp. vanilla together until thick. Spread over top of cake. Refrigerate leftovers.
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Aren’t you excited? One of the best things about Mexican food is that it’s so customizable. You can make it spicy or not; throw on as much cilantro as you want to — whatever makes you happy! Thanks for checking out the quick post for this week. I hope you feel inspired to make some delicious food — I know my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Have a great week, and I will see you next time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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