Tired of the same old foods on the Fourth of July? Try these delciosos spins on the classic holiday fare for a dinner worth celebrating
Before the fireworks light up the sky, many American families start their Fourth of July celebrations gathered around the grill. It is here that relatives, neighbors and friends, who maybe had not seen each other since Christmas, reconnect and catch up. Burgers and hotdogs are just the excuse for this bonding summer ritual, but they are not your only options.
From seafood, to steak, to chicken, the choices are endless. Take a look at these five mouth-watering recipes that would take you beyond the traditional burger or hotdog for a spiced up July 4th celebration with a Latin flair. Buen provecho!
Tropical Shrimp Kabobs
1 can of mango juice
½ cup passion fruit rum or any fruit flavored rum of your choice
2 tbsp. Fresh chopped cilantro.
1 packet of taco seasoning mix
24 jumbo shrimp, peeled
1 cup hoisin sauce
2 red bell peppers, cut into squares
24 mango chunks
24 pineapple chunks
Marinade the shrimp for two hours with 1 cup of mango juice, rum, cilantro and taco seasoning. Arrange skewers threading shrimp, peppers, mango and pineapple. Heat and oil the grill. Combine the remaining mango juice with the hoisin sauce in a small bowl to use for basting. Grill the assembled skewers brushing with basting sauce through the last five minutes of cooking. Serve hot.
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The holidays are upon us. Will you be dolling up your table with Latin dishes?
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