Mexican Thanksgiving Recipes
For a change from the traditional Thanksgiving fare, try these Mexican Thanksgiving recipes with flair. Spice things up at your place with these delicious Mexican Thanksgiving Recipes:
- Appetizers. Instead of traditional Thanksgiving appetizers, spice things up with a pumpkin soup made with onions and spicy Mexican chorizo sausage, or serve a nice bowl of sweet, hot mango salsa with tortilla chips instead of cranberry sauce.
- Skip the rolls. Replace your easy, ready-to-bake rolls with a batch of bolillos or some homemade tortillas. Nothing beats a hot-off-the-griddle, homemade tortilla, and the savory bolillos are a traditional Mexican bread that would go well with your Thanksgiving feast. Don't forget to make a couple of savory flavored butters to go with the tortillas or bolillos. Try ancho butter or cilantro butter, and honey butter would also be a good option.
- Nix the roasted turkey. Trade your traditional roasted turkey for a Mexican style suckling pig or a big batch of turkey in mole sauce.
- No green bean casserole. Switch out your traditional green bean casserole for an authentic Mexican Thanksgiving recipe of corn with chillies, Mexican cornbread stuffing or Mexican sweet potatoes, called camote, prepared with butter, cinnamon and honey.
- Don't forget dessert. Finish off the Mexican Thanksgiving dinner with capirotada, a Mexican bread pudding, or bunuelos, a traditional Mexican fritter. Serve dessert with a rich Mexican coffee. Add cinnamon to the coffee while brewing. Mix 3/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup heavy cream in a saucepan with 1/3 cup of chocolate syrup and a teaspoon of vanilla extract; heat and stir until combined and then add to the brewed coffee for a flavorful Mexican treat.
Posted on: May. 14, 2010