Cinco de Mayo Inspiration: 20 Mexican Dishes from Sunset

Cinco de Mayo Inspiration: 20 Mexican Dishes from Sunset

Before you start quaffing margaritas tomorrow, it might be a good idea to have a full belly, no? Sunset has a slideshow of 20 great Mexican meals, and there are some off-the-beaten-path alternatives to the usual stuff. Go take a look...

We all know how to make a quesadilla, and they've got those, too, but we were more interested in the Shrimp, Ancho Chile, and Pasta Soup (above, left) and the Halibut Baked in Fresh Green Salsa. There was also a Mexican Chopped Salad with all kinds of crunchy ingredients (jicama, radishes, green cabbage) and an orange crema.

And then there are the usual suspects, like Grilled Skirt Steak (above, right), enchiladas, and nachos. Whether you are throwing a full-on fiesta or just want something elegant for one or two, you should be able to find something here.

See the slideshow: 20 Great Mexican Dinners, from Sunset

What are you planning for Cinco de Mayo?

Related: Cooking By Feel: Latin American Ingredients and Flavors

(Images: Annabelle Breakey and Dan Becker for Sunset)

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