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Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Gourmet recipes for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Bobby Flay's Fish Tacos
Fish tacos are delicious and very simple to make. Use a white, flaky fish like mahi mahi or orata. You can fry the fish or, in this case, grill which is much healthier. Be sure to serve with all the sides - that's what makes a great fish taco.

Lavender Margarita
This beautifully colored margarita uses traditional ingredients of tequila, lime and triple sec combined with a little twist - coconut milk, raspberries, blueberries and a little bit of lavender. Gorgeous presentation with a wonderful fruity taste.

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.

Eva Longoria's Strawberry Daiquiri
Here is a strawberry daiquiri recipe from television actress Eva Longoria for your next party or gathering.

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 appetizers.

Pastel de Tres Leches Cake
Pastel de Tres Leches (Three Milk Cake) is a traditional Cinco de Mayo dessert served at this Mexican celebration.

Mexican Sangria
Sangria is a traditional Spanish drink that combines wine with fruit and a little sugar. This Mexican version is a similar fruity concoction 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.

Shrimp Ceviche

Aji Amarillo Avocado Tostada
This ceviche-style recipe with hot peppers and fresh halibut is perfect for your next party.

Potato Rajas and Avocado Tacos

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. To save time, all the components for the quesadilla can be made a day ahead of time.

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.

The Paloma
The Paloma is the drink of choice in Mexico, more popular than margaritas.

Tyler Florence's Chicken Enchilada
Here is a delicious recipe for chicken enchiladas - full of delicious herbs and spices and lots of lots of cheese.

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