Put On Your Cinco De Mayo Hat And Eat Some Tasty Food
As I contemplated what I would make to celebrate this Mexican holiday, I started going through my recipes and realized I might have a thing for salsa. I counted 4 different types of salsa on my blog! Ceviche, Mexi Shrimp Cocktail, fresh Guacamole and of course wild fish tacos are all here and are some of our family favorites. Truthfully I mostly celebrate this holiday for the food and margaritas, I mean who doesn't love tacos and salsa?! Let's get our party hats on!!!
Salsa Salsa Ole!
Today's post is a little roundup of recipes from my blog to help you get in the spirit of this celebration of Mexican victory.
Click on any of the pictures to get taken straight to the recipe. Oh, and don't forget to try the Margarita at the end, it's amazing! Salud my friends! Let me know if you make any of these or if you have your own Cinco de Mayo specialties.
Mexican Side Striped Shrimp Cocktail
While on holiday in Cabo, I had Coctel de Camaron for the first time. It's a savory, juicy, tomato juice based (or clamato for this Canadian take) appetizer. Flavors taken from salsa but richer and sweeter. I made this with our local side striped shrimp and loaded it with veggies making this a really healthy appetizer choice.
Use It Up Fruit Salsa
Well this salsa is really not Mexican at all but it does use the spice, lime and cilantro of the traditional recipe. Designed as a recipe to use up your fruit that needs using, it is delicious on grilled chicken and fish and works well in tacos or scooped up with tortilla chips too!
Sweet And Savory Rhubarb Salsa
West Coast special! Savory and a bit sweet, rhubarb salsa is a fun twist for spring. Crisp, tart rhubarb softens slightly with vinegar and sugar before being tossed with cilantro. This is a vibrantly colored show stopper.
Oceanwise Tuna Ceviche
Ceviche is another healthy appetizer that is one of my personal favorites. I've used frozen at sea, Oceanwise albacore tuna and cooked it in lime. A good dose of salt and herbs finishes this. Classically served with tostadas or tortillas to scoop it up, it also works well on a bowl of plain rice.
Ling Cod Fish Tacos
So many versions of fish tacos are out there! My pictures aren't the best but these are my kids favorites. As I mention in the recipe, I don't always coat the fish, sometimes I simple season it and pan fry it plain. Ling cod is our favorite but other cod, halibut and even sole work just fine as long as they are fresh. I swear by my simple spicy mayo dip and simplest slaw. No matter what fish I use, those fillings remain the same. I sometimes use mango but sometimes use the Use It Up Fruit Salsa.
Fresh and Fast 5 Ingredient Guacamole
No good May 5th celebration is complete without guacamole. Naturally vegetarian, this one is dairy free and vegan. Simple mashed avocado with a few aromatic and spicy ingredients kissed with lime make this a classic, clean version.
A Perfect Margarita
No more words needed, this is my favorite margarita recipe. Ever. Fresh fruit juice, tequila and large ice cubes....the best.