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Cinco de Mayo Delicioso

May 4, 2011

I’m not of Mexican descent, but I do love me some Mexican food. And with Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, that just gives me another excuse to eat to all the Mexican food and drink all the margaritas I can possibly handle. Say I won’t.

My friends and I are going out to eat at a local Mexican restaurant, Vallarta’s. They serve  huge and super strong margaritas – original and strawberry. I think I’ll sample both athank you. And, they have a dish called ‘Molcajete’ – which is presented in a boiling hot stone bowl (almost like lava rock) and filled to the brim with steak, chicken, shrimp, peppers, onions, queso and mole sauce. It’s pretty much awesome. If you’ve seen it on a menu, but have never tried it, I strongly suggest you order it.

But, if you don’t feel like bothering with the festive crowds – which I can’t blame you – then I have some delicious Cinco de Mayo menu ideas for you to try. 

ManFriend’s Magnificent ManSalsa

(see recipe below)

Corn Pudding Nacho Bites

(get recipe here)

Zesty Lime Fish Tacos

(get recipe here)

Peach Margarita

 (get recipe here)

ManFriend’s Magnificent ManSalsa 

INGREDIENTS

4 big tomatoes (known as Ugly Tomatoes)

1 med. onion

3 Jalapeno peppers

3 Serrano peppers

1 Habanero pepper

2 whole avocados

1 can sweet corn, drained

1 cup cilantro (add as much or as little as you like – we LOVE it, so we go overboard)

1 tsp salt & pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Chop first 6 ingredients into big chunks.
  2. Finely chop cilantro.
  3. Add all ingredients into 1 bowl.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste

Enjoy with scoopable chips. So easy, and soooo delicious.

Hint: I personally like a lot of corn, so you can add 2 cans if you want.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Erica Donovan permalink
    May 5, 2011 9:27 am

    That sounds yummy your dish w/steak chix shrimp etc… Hungry already!! We celebrated our Cinco yesterday to fight off the crowds and yes we went to the one & only original Baja Cafe!!!! :) Yummo!! And we have leftovers, yea!! :) But Sarah(true mexican)and I are going for some drinks before it gets real crazy, have to have a couple the day of! So Happy Cinco de Mayo and have fun be careful and ONLY drink margarita’s!! :)

  2. Johanna permalink
    May 4, 2011 10:41 pm

    Gracias Amiga.. All of that sounds very Delicioso.. ;).. Can’t wait for the festivities!!

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