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Mexican Recipes To Spice Up Your Menu: Part 2
Smoked Pork Tacos
These little tortilla-enfolded bites are a great option for a backyard barbecue. To prepare them, a juicy pork loin is smoked to aromatic perfection, then sliced into thin strips and piled into corn tortillas along with mashed avocado, chopped pineapple, red onion, and cilantro, plus fresh radishes for crunch.
Healthy Green Rice
This side dish simply involves cooking basmati rice in a vibrant green sauce of vegetable broth, onion, poblano, jalapeño peppers, garlic, cilantro, and parsley. Known locally as arroz verde, it is sprinkled with extra cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime, and it pairs best with beans and stewed pork
Mexican Sugar Cookies
Mexican sweets are known for their bright, not-quite-natural hues. Made from a rich dough of butter, sugar, and fragrant vanilla extract, these cookies are tinted with food coloring — usually red, green, and yellow — and rolled in granulated sugar before baking to chewy, puffy perfection.
Fried Salmon Tacos
The salmon is coated first in a spicy dry rub of cumin and chile powder, then sautéed in olive oil until crispy and tender. It is then piled into warm tortillas, topped with diced avocado, cherry tomatoes, and red onion, and finished with fresh cilantro, lime juice, and optional add-ons of sour cream and hot sauce.
An avocado-cilantro frozen margarita is a cool and refreshing cocktail that incorporates a little bit of puréed avocado for creaminess and richness. Blended with tequila, fresh lime juice, cilantro, and just a touch of agave nectar, the margarita is served in a chilled glass, garnished with a lime round.