This Cinco de Mayo, give your friends something to taco ’bout with a festive Mexican fiesta. Unlike a Thanksgiving turkey or an Easter ham, the food for this holiday doesn’t take all day to cook — in fact, you can even start to prepare the feast a few days in advance.
Check out our game plan for an easy Cinco de Mayo party with the best Mexican recipes, from tangy margaritas to creamy guacamole.
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This guacamole is alive with heat and salt, because instead of simply tossing chopped onions, cilantro, and chiles into fresh avocado, I mash them up with a generous sprinkle of salt into an intensely flavored, bright green paste.
Only afterward do I scoop out pieces of perfectly ripe avocado and bring it all together into this superb guacamole.
The result is a bit like salad, perfectly dressed in vinaigrette: Every creamy piece of avocado gets coated with the paste, so every bite starts with a pop of flavor, heat, salt and herbs, and ends with the mellow, buttery flesh of the fruit.
It’s sensational, but add a little crab and shrimp marinated in orange juice and chipotle and you have a modern version worthy of the most elegant restaurant, but simple enough for a weeknight dinner at home.
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