Cinco de Mayo, otherwise known as Battle of Puebla Day, is celebrated every year on May 5, commemorating Mexico’s victory over France in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla during the Second Franco-Mexican War. In the US, the occasion has gradually evolved and is now a massive celebration of this important historical victory and Mexican culture and heritage.
If your family, like many others, is planning to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, there’s no better way to do so than by enjoying plenty of mouth-watering traditional Mexican food. Here’s a round-up of easy yet delicious recipes to try, followed by a few top Mexican-themed online casino games to help you unwind after your hard work in the kitchen. Enjoy!
Grilled cheesy elote
Elote is the perfect example of moreish Mexican street food. It promises the perfect balance between salty, sweet and creamy. Luckily, it’s easy to replicate these magical flavors yourself as long as you have the right ingredients on hand.
- 4 corn on the cob
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- ½ tsp chili powder (leave this out if you prefer a milder flavor)
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- ½ cup cotija cheese
- Zest of one lime and lime wedges
Mix mayo, sour cream, garlic, lime zest, chili powder (if using), paprika and cilantro in a bowl to make your dressing. Next place the corn on the cob in a pot or skillet on the stove and grill on high heat, frequently turning until charred. Once ready, remove from the stove and brush generously with the deliciously creamy dressing. Adorn commemorating with your crumbly cotija cheese and add the final flavor punch with a squeeze of lime juice. Top with any remaining cilantro for decoration and your dish is ready to serve!