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10 Great Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

10 Great Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Make anything you want on Tuesday. But make it Mexican!  It’s Cinco de Mayo 2020!

Tuesday is May 5th, the annual American celebration of its neighbor to the south and the wonderful food the country is famous for.  As you may know Cinco de Mayo isn’t celebrated much at all in Mexico.  Several of these articles will give you the whole background of the holiday.  And you will likely notice some of the most famous chefs in America have contributed mightily to this collection of extremely popular ways to celebrate.  From carnitas to enchiladas, tortilla soup to pork tinga, here’s how to put the tastes of Mexico on a plate. You choose by protein if you’d like.  Chicken, Pork, Pork Belly, Beef, Shrimp, Crabmeat, Salmon and Swordfish are all represented here.  And need I tell you there’s even an Ina Garten recipe for Tacos…because this year Cinco de Mayo can also be Taco Tuesday.  Cocinar Feliz y un muy Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Pork Belly Carnitas for Cinco de Mayo Or The Best Damned Pork Ever

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Tyler Florence-style…with his Ultimate Beef Fajitas

Lauren’s Mother-In-Law’s Tortilla Soup

Enchiladas Suizas with Mexican Cole Slaw

Cinco de Mayo Enchiladas con Camarón y Carne de cangrejo… (To us Gringos, that’s Shrimp and Crabmeat Enchiladas)

Mexican Chicken Pot Pie

Ina Garten’s Roasted Salmon Tacos and How to find the perfect Avocado to make them.

Rick Bayless’ Authentic Pork Tinga

Cajun-Spiced Swordfish Tacos with Green Onions, Radishes and Chipotle Sour Cream

Diana Kennedy’s Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce or Camarones Enchipotlados From Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street


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