Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:15:00 GMT | By Aymara Calvos
Fave 4th foods with a Latin twist

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

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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.

Jul 2, 2013 7:53AM
Thank you, Blanca. We'd love for you to share your mom's recipe. Our food writers often reinterpret the classics for a bit of variety. But I agree with you that classics are classic for a reason.

Jun 28, 2013 5:26PM
the recipe seems tenting, however am from Argentina and the ingredient have nothing to do with the original recipe from my home town Misiones, North part of Argentina. It's true that olive oil is more healthy , but honey? seriously if you guys put an international recipe make sure you learn a little about the culture. I''LL PAST TO YOU GUYS THE ONE MY MOTHER ALWAYS DID.
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The holidays are upon us. Will you be dolling up your table with Latin dishes?

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