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Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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Buenos Dias Better Recipes!  Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with fresh and easy authentic Mexican recipes.  Let’s take a trip south of the border to experience Mexican food and drinks at its best!

SHRIMP CEVICHE TOSTADAS

1 pound cooked shrimp, chopped

1/3 cup lime juice

3 Tablespoons olive oil

1 serrano chile, finely chopped

1 teaspoon honey

1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

2 Tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped

salt and pepper, to taste

1 avocado,  sliced

6-8 tostadas

1.  In a large bowl, mix lime juice, olive oil, chile, honey, onion, cilantro, salt and pepper until honey dissolves.

2.  Add the shrimp to the marinade and let the flavors blend together in the fridge for about half an hour.

3.  Spoon shrimp onto tostadas and top with avocado.

TAMARIND MARGARITA

Salt rim:

3 Tablespoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon chile powder

1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest

Margarita:

1 cup ice

4 ounces tequila

3 ounces tamarind nectar

1 ounce triple sec

For the salt mixture:

Combine salt, chile powder and lime zest in a bowl.  Moisten the rims of two chilled margarita glasses and dip into the salt mixture to coat all around the rims.

For the margarita:

Place the ice, tequila, tamarind nectar and triple sec in a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into chilled, garnished glasses.

Looking to learn more about the delicious and diverse cuisine of Mexico?  Check out the Festival Gourmet held every year in Puerto Vallarta!  This festival has become an annual tradition to promote the great and innovative gastronomy of Mexico, with a special emphasis on a friendly and creative exchange between grand masters of the art of cooking and young talents from all over the world.  With cooking demonstrations, gourmet “safaris” and even tequila tastings, this is an unforgettable fiesta on the Mexican Pacific!

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