Utah’s Best Mexican Food – a change for the Holidays
It is the best time of the year is it not? For many of us, the reminder of comfort and family comes into focus through a mixture holiday spirits and food. So let us drink up and eat up… and enjoy the very essence of why we are together, why we support each other, and why we laugh so much during these times.
So here is something to add to the get-together – a small experiment of sorts, or something to compliment the occasion for everyone to remember the best holiday season with the best Mexican food…ever.
A Mexican Holiday Season of Food to Die for
There is so much fun to be had. Christmas and the holidays down south of the boarder is all about the memories that can be made. The wonderful thing about Mexican food is that it is easily made and shared with all of our family and friends. Much how recipes are passed down from generation to generation here in the states, our Mexican neighbors have the same traditions. This time of year is when those traditions get passed on.
What is a Holiday fiesta without proper Mexican drinks
We love our Margaritas, we love our Sangria.. both perfect for the holidays. A wonderful blend of light citrus along with just the right amount of nectar of the gods can make the perfect match with some of the more heavy Holiday meals. The most under-rated adult holiday cocktail may very well be the Rumchata – (Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, House made Horchata, Myers Rum float). Think of the South-of-boarder version of spiced egg nog.
Lets get to the food
Mexican Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.. amongst others. What to eat, what to eat? Here are some of our favorites.
Red and Green Avocado Salad – Mixed salad greens with red peppers, sliced avocado, veggies, and queso fresco on a bed of…red and black tortilla chips.
Turkey Flautas – Flour tortillas stuffed with turkey meat, chilies, and green onions. Don’t forget the guacamole and sour cream.
Chimichanga Del Mar – Take a large flour tortilla filled with all your favorite holiday sea food (shrimp, crap, lobster, etc) throw in some chiles and onions and deep fry to a golden brown finish.
Carnitas Tacos – Corn tortillas, pica de gallo, guacamole, jack cheese, and that holiday slow cooked pork shoulder seasoned perfectly with garlic, onion, and lime juice.
Tres Leches Cake – white sponge cake soaked in three types of cream, top it all off with caramel, chocolate, and whipped cream…(ummm only at Tres Hombres, got to get this one to go!)
Do you know how to do fried ice cream? Well if you do, take some vanilla ice cream rolled in nuts, flash fry it, and serve it with chocolate and/or caramel sauce whipped cream.
Churro Delight with Churro Ice Cream:
Perfectly crispy churros with caramel churro ice cream topped with whipped cream and dulce de leche syrup. Yum.
There you go. if you want to get really crazy, try some of these more ambitious endeavors…