With Cinco de Mayo approaching, it could be time put some top Mexican food trends on the table. Although many restaurants and bars will have specials for the May 5th celebration, some people are exploring those nuanced flavors at home. From traditional flavors to comfort food, the annual celebration is a tasty reason to explore this style of cuisine.
Thinking about Mexican food, various dishes come to mind. Just like not all tacos are the same, the truth is that Mexican recipes can be just as diverse. From varying spice levels to nuanced flavors, the truth is that traditional dishes can be very different than evolved options.
Recently, Cacique, considered the top producer of Mexican-style cheeses, creams and chorizos in the United States, looked at some recent Mexican food trends. Since many home cooks are more confident in the kitchen, this year’s celebration is full features a depth of flavor and a nod to tradition.
The survey found that many people are looking to traditional ingredients to enhance their recipes. From a queso fresco to chorizo, there are many items that can be included.
With more cooks looking to make homemade Mexican comfort foods, the desire to enjoy these recipes is more than just a forkful of deliciousness. According to the survey, more than half of the respondents want to appreciate the history behind the dishes. In many ways, the heritage is the seasoning that makes the dish even more flavorful.
What Mexican food recipes are delicious for Cinco de Mayo?
Recently, Cacique shared a recipe for Fideos with Shrimp and Cacique Queso Fresco for Cinco de Mayo. While many people gravitate toward enchiladas, burritos or tacos for the holiday celebration, this recipe shows that Mexican cuisine is quite diverse.
This dish has layers of flavors that people appreciate in Mexican food. From the pasta cooked in the chicken broth to queso fresco sprinkled on top, this recipe could quickly become a family favorite.
Fideos with Shrimp and Cacique Queso Fresco
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 pound fideos (or vermicelli or other thin spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 1/2 pounds small shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 (10-ounce) package Cacique Ranchero Queso Fresco
- Fresh cilantro, chopped
- In a large stewpot over medium heat, add the olive oil and the onions and cook until softened and slightly golden, about 6 minutes.
- Stir in the fideos or spaghetti pieces and the cumin. Cook, stirring, until the pasta is golden brown, about 5 minutes.
- Pour in the tomatoes and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring, until the pasta is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.
- Add the shrimp and stir to distribute. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 more minutes until the shrimp are pink and opaque. Taste and adjust seasoning. Spoon the fideos onto a serving platter and sprinkle with the Cacique Ranchero Queso Fresco and chopped fresh cilantro.
This Cinco de Mayo, the food on the table can reflect the vast and diverse options of Mexican food. From this recipe from Cacique or another delicious dish, the reality is that there is a recipe that will satisfy any craving.
What is your favorite Mexican food dish? What will you be making for Cinco de Mayo?