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12 Days of Cinco de Mayo – Day Seis

So now we are at day 6 of our Cinco de Mayo countdown, and you know what that means – yes, there is less than a week to go, which means you had better finalize your shopping list and ensure you can get all the ingredients you need to make some tasty south of the border snacks and dishes. Whether you are planning a Cinco de Mayo party, considering making some authentic Mexican food for the family on this occasion, or you are simply curious about traditional Mexican food and what Mexican people eat, we have plenty of facts and recipes to whet your taste buds.

Cinco de Mayo falls on May 5, just one day of the year, but of course that does not mean this is the only date when you can make Mexican food. Consider Cinco de Mayo the time to experiment with new Mexican recipes and, if you are having a party, the time to prepare a range of typical Mexican foods to impress everyone. We suggest you prepare a mixture of make-ahead and non make-ahead foods, else you will have too much to do at the last minute. There are plenty of great snacks, salads and make-ahead dishes to prepare, then you can also bake or pan-fry hot options when your guests arrive.

Today we are looking at fajitas, a Tex-Mex snack. Although this is Tex-Mex rather than Mexican in origin, fajitas are always worth making because they are wonderful. In this recipe we are using shrimp and avocado, two flavors which are always great together. This recipe also includes sour cream, cumin, paprika, bell pepper, and red onion, all Mexican ingredients which are widely available. The fajitas do not take long to make and they are best served hot. Because this is a tortilla-based dish, consider serving something without tortillas for your appetizer if you are serving one.

Although beef and chicken are more common fillings for fajitas, who says these are your only options? The great thing about making Mexican food at home is that you get to choose whatever filling you want, so if you are in the mood for fish or seafood instead of poultry or meat, why not? Some people like to serve beans, cheese and other options as their fillings, and you can get as creative as you wish with this dish. Anyone who has eaten at a Tex-Mex restaurant knows fajitas, and now you can rustle up your own delicious fajitas recipe for everyone to enjoy on Cinco de Mayo.

Avocado and Shrimp Fajitas

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Cinco de Mayo 2016!


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

Thanks for visiting,