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Friday, July 04, 2008

Fourth of July Feast - Mexican Style

Well here it is. The Fourth of July - a time for fun, games, celebrations and FOOD!

What would a really great holiday be with great food? Well...not much of a holiday if you ask me. I've searched through my recipes and brought out a few that make great picnic food for the 4th of July or any sunny summer day.

Mexican Restaurant Style Queso

1 lb white American cheese (from the deli is best), shredded
1 cup milk
Pickled jalapeños, to taste, chopped
2 tbsp liquid from the jalapeños jar

In a double boiler heat milk. Add shredded cheese to the milk a
little a time, stirring constantly.

When milk and cheese are mixed well add the jalapeños along with the liquid from the jalapeños jar.

Stir to mix well. Serve with tortilla chips (or veggies for less calories and more nutrition).

Fresh Fruit Sangria

2 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced, or 2 cups frozen unsweetened peach slices, thawed
1 cup sliced strawberries or frozen unsweetened whole strawberries, thawed
1 orange, halved and thinly sliced
1 lime, sliced
4 cups bottle carbonated water (club soda), chilled
2 cups dry white wine, chilled
1/2 cup orange juice, chilled
1/2 cup cranberry juice, chilled

Directions

Place peach slices, strawberries, orange slices, and lemon or lime slices in a 3-quart pitcher.

Pour carbonated water over fruit; add wine, orange juice, and cranberry juice. Stir gently to combine.

To serve, ladle some of the fruit into glasses; ladle wine mixture over fruit.

Makes 14 (6-ounce) servings.


Caliente Fiesta Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
salt to taste
4 (7-8 inch) flour tortillas
1 1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 can (4 oz.) diced green chilies, drained
1 tbsp minced green onion
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup roasted sweet red peppers (from a jar is fine)
2 tbsp taco sauce (also from a jar)
1 fresh avocado, cubed
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 lemon wedges (optional)

Place chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap and gently pound to 1/4-inch thickness.

Arrange tortillas on large baking sheet. In medium bowl, mix together cheese, chilies and onion.

Divide mixture and spread on tortillas. Bake in 350° F. oven about 10 minutes or until bubbly and light brown around edges.

In a large non-stick skillet, place oil and heat to medium high temperature. Add chicken; season with salt and cook about 3 minutes per side until cooked through.

In the meantime, puree bottled red peppers with taco sauce in a blender to make Caliente Fiesta sauce. Heat in a skillet or sauce pan until hot.

To assemble, place 1 piece of chicken on each tortilla. Spoon 1/4 of sauce over center of each chicken breast and sprinkle with fresh cilantro. Place cubed avocado in center of tortilla over the sauce.

Serve with lemon wedges (optional).

Serves 4


Enjoy! More authentic mexican recipes.

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7 Comments:

  • At 8:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great ideas and creative Mexican Recipes!!!

    Alex
    Recipebuddys.com

     
  • At 9:09 AM, Anonymous andy abraham said…

    This really seems like a great authentic mexican recipe... I will print this and put it my recipe book...thanks for posting..

    Andy
    www.recipebuddys.com

     
  • At 2:57 PM, Blogger Linda Symonds said…

    Visit http://www.cook-mexican.com for tons of Mexican Recipes.

     
  • At 10:17 AM, Blogger Cali said…

    Awesome article… Very informative too. For portable charcoal grill visit www.portablecharcoalgrill.org. A portable charcoal grill is best suited for outdoor picnics and backyard barbeques. These come essentially in two types- Kettle grills and Braziers.

    Visit: www.portablecharcoalgrill.org

    Thanks
    AnastasiaMarilynMacDonald

     
  • At 10:17 AM, Blogger Cali said…

    Awesome article… Very informative too. For portable charcoal grill visit www.portablecharcoalgrill.org. A portable charcoal grill is best suited for outdoor picnics and backyard barbeques. These come essentially in two types- Kettle grills and Braziers.

    Visit: www.portablecharcoalgrill.org

    Thanks
    AnastasiaMarilynMacDonald

     
  • At 1:37 AM, Anonymous Mexican Food said…

    Really a great feasting experince with these delectable recipes! 4th july is indeed a day to celebrate but Mexican recipes would make is more exciting!!

     
  • At 2:05 PM, Anonymous Allie said…

    I just can't get enough of the Mexican food. It is so yummy! And these recipes really make me want to cook some tonight. :-)

     

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