Cinco de Mayo Recipes
Happy Cinco de Mayo from all of us at DP Financial and Tax! Regard-less of whether you are celebrating at home or going out with friends, we wish you a safe and happy holiday. To help you celebrate, we’ve gathered a few festive recipes that you may enjoy.
Mole Poblano (pronounced MOH/leh poh/BLAH/noh) is a sauce made out of chili peppers and chocolate that can be served with chicken, rice, turkey, and pork. Chicken with Mole is the iconic dish of Puebla, Mexico. Originally created by a group of Catholic Nuns to honor a visiting bishop, this sauce can be time consuming to prepare, but the results are well-worth the wait. We’ve compiled three different recipes we think you might enjoy.
Chicken in Mole, Puebla Style, Epicurious
Mole Poblano Chicken, Food & Wine
Chipotle Shrimp Tostadas
A tostada is a tortilla that is toasted or fried until it’s crispy and topped with all kinds of delicious meats and cooked vegetables. Tostadas are commonly featured in Mexican dinner buffets. This Cinco de Mayo, with the help of the below recipes, they may make an appearance on your dining room table.
Chipotle Shrimp Tostadas, Food & Wine
Chicken Tostadas, Food Network
This guacamole recipe comes straight from the kitchen of one of DP Financial’s staff members. Tried and true, it’s just the thing to cool your mouth after eating a spicy jalapeno. Compared to the Mole Poblano, it’s very easy and quick to make.
4 large or 5 small Avocados
Small White Onion, Diced
2 Roma Tomatoes, Diced
1 Bunch of Cilantro (About 1/3 cup chopped leaves)
½ TBSP Minced Garlic (Optional)
½ TBSP Salt
Juice of One Lime
Open avocados and remove pits. Mash with metal spoon in medium glass bowl until few chunks remain. Dice onion and tomato, then fold into avocado. Separate Cilantro leaves from stems. Discard stems. Chop leaves and add to mixture. Add garlic, salt, and lime juice to taste. The lime juice will help to prevent the guacamole from turning brown too quickly. Let the guacamole sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before enjoying.
Finish your meal with a generous slice of this fun cake! Piñata cakes are a relatively new tradition, but there are already dozens of different recipes for them. We chose two of our favorites for you.
How to Make Piñata Cake, the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Dessert, Food & Wine
How to Make a Pinata Cake, Sally's Baking Addiction