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Old 04-29-2019, 09:44 AM   #1
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My cookbook club is celebrating Cinco do Mayo, and I am drawing a blank on what to bring. Any favourite recipes? Gluten free preferred. Vegetarian recipes welcome (there is one vegetarian in our group) but not necessary. Somewhat authentic or with a good story behind the recipe will help make it easier for me to talk about why I chose that recipe. Appetizer, main, salad, dessert...any category is good. I appreciate your ideas, recipes, or any links you might have.
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Dos Equis and Margaritas say Cinco de Mayo to me.

Sorry, I'm not much help, huh? I'm an avid cook and an incorrigible baker, so usually i've got a dozen ideas. But Mexican appetizers (guac, tacos, etc.) and alcoholic drinks are all I've ever had for Cinco de Mayo. Oh, and Birthday Cake - one of the kids in my Sunday school class had a May 5 birthday.

I'm going to think about it, though and see if I can come up with any ideas. It sounds like fun.
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My cookbook club is celebrating Cinco do Mayo, and I am drawing a blank on what to bring. Any favourite recipes? Gluten free preferred. Vegetarian recipes welcome (there is one vegetarian in our group) but not necessary. Somewhat authentic or with a good story behind the recipe will help make it easier for me to talk about why I chose that recipe. Appetizer, main, salad, dessert...any category is good. I appreciate your ideas, recipes, or any links you might have.
Cinco do Mayo is a much bigger holiday in America than in Mexico https://en.m.wikipedia .org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo

I would do a good guacamole or tacos. Shrimp or fish tacos could be really good.

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I'm going to look at shrimp taco recipes...and I'll also look up Dos Equis.
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Dos Equis is a beer - XX.
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Dos Equis is a beer - XX.
...and not gluten free. I was hoping it was a cocktail. I might need to make shrimp tacos!
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Shrimp tacos sound yummy.

Any kind of Mexican or Mexican-American food is good for Cinco de Mayo. Tacos, enchiladas, beans and rice, chips and salsa.

If you want easy but interesting, maybe a unique salsa such as a fruit salsa.

If you want to be extra, make mole. It's a very authentic Mexican fiesta food. (If you don't know it it's an amazing sauce. I've always had it with chicken. Traditionally it's very labor-intensive but there are easier versions.)

If you're looking for a dessert, maybe rice pudding. Red, white, and green gelatin or popsicles are popular where I live.
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Pozole or tortilla soup could both be made vegetarian (for the pozole, I'd leave some out and put meat in the rest).
Flan is always a hit for dessert.
My favorite tacos are tacos al pastor, which are definitely not vegetarian. I just buy the meat preseasoned at our local Mexican grocery store though- not sure if you have one close by.
Tostadas are super easy, can be set up as a buffet where people make their own, and then can also be vegetarian.
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I was already considering tostadas...because I really like them.

Someone might already be bringing pozole...

Great ideas to consider in this thread.
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I associate Cindo de Mayo with fresh handmade flour tortillas. Where I used to live, you'd find the celebration outdoors at a park, and vendors would have the charcoal grills all lit, with a flat surface for tortillas.

I'm drawing a complete blank on anything else. I'll bet there was probably meat to go in them, lol, but I was little.
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Do you need a drink? I was thinking about this thread today and it made me think of horchata. Soooo yummy! Non-alcoholic. It's so good when made well, and frankly easy to make because you can buy the concentrate and add milk.
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Ooh, or iced hibiscus tea. https://mexicanfoodjournal.com/agua-...-hibiscus-tea/
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I am not a fan of jamaica, but I may be an odd one out. I love sweet, cold horchata!
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I love jamaica...I'd take that over bitter black iced tea any day.

I was thinking it's cheap, easy to make a huge quantity if you aren't sure how many people will try it. Vegetarian.

Ideally, I'd offer both.
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Yes, it is cheap and easy! I'm just not a fan of any tea, so maybe that's part of it.
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