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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Foodie Friday: Fiesta Fixings For Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo, The May holiday that celebrates Mexico's victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. For most of us, it's a fun excuse to mix a Margarita, toast a tortilla, and add a little spice to our lives.  Here's inspiration, recipes, and cooks tools for your own family fiesta. 

Chipotle Shrimp Taco 
Could a taco look any more appealing? This is a must make recipe for me. It's all topped off with Chipotle Lime Creama. Done!
Heather Christo

Taco Rack
Such a handy serving piece for any taco bar or fiesta!
Sur La Table

Stealth Margarita
Made with St. Germain elderflower liqueur. So attractive when served in various sized glasses.
Martha Stewart Weddings

Tequila Buffet
From Robert Lock Studio, this is a a tasting set for beginners and connoisseurs alike.

Chicken In Green Pumpkin-Seed Sauce
This recipe calls for chicken thighs with skin and bones. I would certainly change those out for boneless chicken breasts. The little pepitas add a playful touch.
Bon Appetit

Hawaiian Carne Asada Fries with Pineapple Pico De Gallo
Could a fry get any better? I think not. This is a one dish meal that is fresh, flavorful, colorful, cheesy and what my dreams are made of.
Half Baked Harvest

DIY Tamales Kit with Mexican Chilies
I have never made a tamale, but this set makes me think I might be able to do it. 
Provisions at Food52

Chocolate and Cinnamon Flan
The traditional Mexican dessert has been given a makeover with this elegant recipe. It gets even prettier when served with strawberries.
Taste AU

Tortilla Soup
The perfect starter for every Mexican meal.
Food Network

Blackjack Quesadillas
Made with pork belly, Gochujang chili paste, lime and orange juice, just to name a few ingredients. This recipe sounds very interesting. I bet it has a kick, too.
Gourmet Traveller

Charcoal Companion Quesadilla Grill Basket
What a great idea for Summer grilling!
Chefs Catalog

Frutas Con Chile Y Limón
Mexican Fruit with Chili and Lime. Bring Mexican street eats to your table.  This is a fun set up for your own fiesta at home. See the DIY video at
Pop Sugar

Avocado Cream and Chicken Suiza Enchiladas
This recipe had me at 2 Cups Whipping Cream! 
Foodie Crush

  Mexicali Dinnerware
Spice things up at your own fiesta with these bright and colorful ironstone dishes. 
Pier 1

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Queso
Enjoy queso a new way thanks to this super simple recipe. This promises to be a killer app.
Pop Sugar

Sloppy Jose
Doesn't this recipe just make you smile? Made with pork, corn salsa, and firm fiore di latte, which is a semi-soft, fresh cheese with a smoked taste. Yum!
Gourmet Traveller

Mexican Ceviche with Shrimp
I adore a good seafood cerviche. My brother-in-law makes a sensational salmon cerviche. This composed salad is easy to create and is so fresh and sprightly for Spring.
Gooseberry Mooseberry

Pineapple Grapefruit Margarita
Serve this Margarita frozen or straight up. If frozen it resembles a palate cleansing sorbet. 
Super Golden Bakes

Skull Cocktail Shaker
Designed by Thomas Fuchs of hammered silver and red glass. This is the perfect thing to shake, not stir, my margarita. Also quite appropriate for celebrating the Day of The Dead! 
Barney's New York

Mexican Fish With Quinoa Salad
Recipe taken from Lorna Jane Clarkson, activewear designer and author of Nourish: The Fit Woman’s Cookbook. It is finished with a Lime and Coriander Dressing. As easy on your waistline as it is on the eyes.
Rue Magazine

Purple Scallion & Chevron Guacamole
Goat cheese in guac? Why not? This creamy rendition will delight your guests.
Will Frolic For Food

White Marble Mortars & Pestles
Perfect for grinding chilies, spices, and avocado for guacamole. Handy and not expensive at all.
Sur La Table

Banana Fritters On a Stick with Peanut Sugar + Mexican Chocolate Sauce
Oh I think I have died and gone to heaven! With a slightly spicy sauce, this recipe must be worth the carbs. Ole!
Half Baked Harvest

Sarah Ashley Schiear's Gourmet DIY Taco Bar Benefiting Tipping Point

"Skirt steak and bone marrow, octopus and squid, kale and roasted shitake mushrooms… these are just a few of the unique combos that Chef Sarah Ashley Schiear brings to the table with her gourmet taco bar." If you live in New York or wish to treat someone in NYC, this fiesta is a fun idea for groups of 8 - 30. Read all about this unique party perfect idea.

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