15 Spicy Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

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    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with These Recipes

    15 Spicy Recipes for Cinco de Mayo
    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with These Recipes. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    This year let your Cinco de Mayo fiesta be a spicy and delicious one with any of these fifteen recipes. 

  • 02 of 16

    Charred Tomatillo and Serrano Salsa

    Charred Tomatillo and Serrano Salsa
    Charred Tomatillo Salsa Verde. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    So a party without chips and salsa is simply not a fun one. Make a double, or even triple, batch of this for your fiesta guests and get those chips ready for dipping! Click here to get the recipe. 

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    Mexican Cowboy Beans with Longaniza Sausage and Poblano Peppers

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    Spicy Mexican Cowboy Beans with Longaniza Sausage. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    It may or may not be warm for a barbecue yet, but if you're lucky do make a pot of these cowboy beans to bring to the cookout. Even if the weather is still not warm enough you can prepare a batch of them and enjoy on their own or with a side of grilled meats. Click here to get the recipe. 

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    Mexican Deviled Chicken

    Deviled Chicken Chipotle | #mexican #dinner #chicken #spicy #chipotles
    Deviled Chicken Chipotle is a medium-high spicy meal that is quick and easy to prepare. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    If you love chicken and chipotle peppers then this is the dish for you. Chicken breasts are slowly stewed until falling off the bone tender and until the smokey heat penetrates the meat. Make this dish ahead or the same day you'd like to enjoy it. Click here to get the recipe. 

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    Fiery and Garlicky Shrimp

    Fiery and Garlicky Shrimp Made with Clavo Red Chilies
    Spicy Garlic Shrimp. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    Camarones al mojo de ajo or shrimp with garlic is a classic in Mexico (and some other Spanish speaking countries). These are made extra spicy by adding a particularly pungent pepper. You're going to love them! Click here to get the recipe. 

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    Spicy and Herby Baked Panela Cheese

    Marinated and Spiced Feta Cheese
    Make it part of your cheese plate or enjoy it as a snack. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

     Another party favourite, these deliciously marinated cheese bites are the only cheese recipe you need in your arsenal. The recipe is so easy to prepare, so click here to get it. 

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    Tuna Tostadas with Murupi Amerella Chilies

    Tuna Tostadas with Murupi Amerella Chilies
    Tuna Tostadas with Murupi Amerella Chilies. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    Tostadas are a crunchy fried or baked tortilla that is typically piled high with your favourite toppings. These spicy tuna tostadas are more for a quick lunch or light dinner. 

  • 08 of 16

    Green Salsa Made with Chilaca Peppers

    Green Salsa Made with Chilaca Peppers
    Green Salsa Made with Chilaca Peppers. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    Chilaca peppers are not as common as say, a jalapeño but they are just as delicious if not better. If you are lucky enough to find them in your local Hispanic grocery store do snatch them up and make this salsa with them. Click here to get the recipe.

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  • 09 of 16

    Chicken Stewed in Tomatillo-Chilaca Salsa and Served with Turmeric-Oregano Rice

    Chicken Stewed in Tomatillo-Chilaca Salsa and Served with Turmeric-Oregano Rice
    Chicken Stewed in Tomatillo-Chilaca Salsa and Served with Turmeric-Oregano Rice. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    Remember that chilaca salsa? Well, if you have some left over you can use it to stew chicken and prepare this amazing dinner. Click here to get the recipe. 

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    Chocolate Covered Jalapeño Peppers

    Chocolate Covered Jalapeño Peppers
    Chocolate Covered Jalapeño Peppers. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    Chocolate covered chilies? Yes, you read that correctly -- and yes you do want to make them immediately. They are super easy to prepare and so fun too. Click here to get the recipe. 

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    Tomato and Serrano Chile Salsa Made in a Molcajete

    Tomato and Serrano Chile Salsa Made in a Molcajete
    Homemade Tomato-Serrano Chile Salsa. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

     After you make salsa like in this recipe, the real authentic and traditional way, you'll never buy salsa at the store. To describe to you the difference and quality in flavour just doesn't do this salsa justice, you just have to go ahead and do it. Click here to get the recipe. 

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    Breakfast Tacos with a Bacony Twist

    Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos with a Twist
    As awesome as they look!. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    In Mexico we eat tacos for all three meals of the day. So why not start off your morning with these fantastic and very flavourful tacos. Click here to get the recipe.

     

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  • 13 of 16

    Mango and Habanero Salsa

    Mango Habanero Salsa | #CincoDeMayo #Salsa
    A spicy salsa perfect for any occasion. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    Mangos are coming into season right now, and this salsa is a great way of using them. You can use the salsa for chip dipping or to top your tacos or any other food you'd like. Click here to get the recipe. 

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    What Are Esquites and How To MakeThem

    What Are Esquites and How To Make Them
    A Favourite Snack All Over Mexico. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    Perhaps you've heard of this super popular Mexican snack? It is often sold by vendors all over Mexico and it is something that once you eat you'll want to enjoy often. Click here to get the recipe. 

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    Habanero and Achiote Paste Marinade for Roasted Chicken

    Habanero and Achiote Paste Marinade Sauce
    It's great on roasted chicken and much more!. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    If roasted chicken is your thing then you're going to really appreciate this recipe. The marinade makes for a super juicy, tender, and spicy chicken. Shred up the meat to stuff tacos, burritos or quesadillas with. Click here to get the recipe. 

     

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    Pan Fried Habaneros with Purple Onion and Lime Juice

    Pan Fried Habaneros with Purple Onion and Lime Juice
    Delicious with tacos, steaks, burgers and much more. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

     If you have a real chilehead in your house they will absolutely love the heat and flavour of these sautéed habanero peppers. They are great on anything you put them -- that is if you can handle the heat. Click here to get the recipe.