Cinco De Mayo is a holiday celebrated in both Mexico and the United States. In Mexico it is a partial national holiday. Typical celebrations include large parades and battle re-enactments. In the United States the holiday is not official, but very important to the Mexican-American community. It is seen as a day to promote pride in their Mexican heritage, and a time to highlight the success stories of prominent Mexican-Americans.
Food Of The Moment
Favorite Cinco De Mayo food dishes include Salso Grudo and Enchiladas Verdes.
Cinco De Mayo Salsa Grudo
The main ingredients of this dish is 1 1/2 pounds of diced cherry or grape tomatoes. 1/2 cup of finely diced onions, and 1 each jalapeno and chili peppers.
The tomatoes, onions, and peppers should be placed in a large bowl. Lime juice is poured on the mixture. Stirred in the mix are oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, sugar, mint, and cilantro.
Refrigerate for an hour before being served.
The main ingredients for this dish are 1 pound of small green tomatillos, husk removed, 2 cloves of garlic, and 3 serrano peppers.
The garlic, serrano peppers, and tomatillos are cooked on a hot griddle until they are toasted and blackened. The contents are moved to a grill.
Tortillas are prepared in a deep skillet individually, let to cook no more than five seconds a side.
The cooled garlic, serrano peppers, and tomatillos should be blended in water until smooth. Pour this into a sauce pan and boil under medium heat.
Chicken bouillon is mixed in. Low medium heat should boil to a simmer until the sauce is slightly thicken.
The tortillas should be soaked in the sauce, one at a time for a few seconds. Then filled with shredded chicken. Sprinkle the meat with sauce. Roll the tortillas and place them seam down on a pasta bowl.
Place sauce over the tortillas ad then top them with lettuce, cilantro, crema, and cotijo cheese.
The dish is now ready to serve.