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Grill Like a Pro: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With These Mouthwatering Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is the perfect occasion to indulge in delicious Mexican-inspired dishes, and what better way to celebrate than firing up the grill? Whether you're throwing a backyard fiesta or simply want to enjoy a flavorful meal with your loved ones, these mouthwatering grill recipes are sure to impress.



1. Carne Asada Tacos


Carne Asada Tacos are a delicious and popular Mexican dish that are perfect for a summer BBQ or a casual dinner with friends. Here's a simple and flavorful recipe that you can easily prepare at home:


Ingredients:


2 pounds flank steak, trimmed of excess fat

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1/4 cup olive oil

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

12 corn tortillas

Chopped cilantro, diced onion, lime wedges, and salsa, for serving

Instructions:


1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lime juice, orange juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Add the flank steak and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

2. Preheat the grill to high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade and discard the excess marinade.

3. Grill the steak for 6-8 minutes per side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Remove from  the grill and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing thinly against the grain.

4. Warm the tortillas on the grill for 10-15 seconds per side.

5. To assemble the tacos, place a few slices of steak on each tortilla, and top with chopped cilantro, diced onion, a squeeze of lime juice, and salsa. Serve immediately.



2. Grilled Shrimp Skewers


Grilled Shrimp Skewers are a delicious and healthy dish that's perfect for any occasion. Here's a simple and flavorful recipe that you can easily prepare at home:


Ingredients:


1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/4 cup olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2 teaspoon chipotle pepper powder

Salt and pepper, to taste

Wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes

Avocado salsa, for serving

Instructions:


1. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, lime juice, chipotle pepper powder, salt, and pepper. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Thread the shrimp onto the wooden skewers, about 4-5 shrimp per skewer.

3. Grill the shrimp skewers for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are pink and slightly charred.

Remove the shrimp skewers from the grill and serve with avocado salsa.



3. Grilled Corn with Cotija Cheese


Grilled Corn with Cotija Cheese is a classic Mexican street food that's easy to make and bursting with flavor. Here's a simple and tasty recipe that you can easily prepare at home:


Ingredients:


4 ears of corn, husked

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 lime, cut into wedges

Instructions:


1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

2. Brush the ears of corn with olive oil, and then place them on the grill. Grill for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the corn is slightly charred and cooked through.

3. Remove the corn from the grill and let it cool for a few minutes. Cut the kernels off the cob and transfer them to a large bowl.

4. Add the Cotija cheese, chili powder, smoked paprika, and a squeeze of lime juice to the bowl, and toss to combine.

5. Transfer the corn mixture to a serving dish and garnish with additional Cotija cheese, chili powder, and lime wedges



4. Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas


Grilled Corn with Cotija Cheese is a classic Mexican street food that's easy to make and bursting with flavor. Here's a simple and tasty recipe that you can easily prepare at home:


Ingredients:


4 ears of corn, husked

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 lime, cut into wedges

Instructions:


1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

2. Brush the ears of corn with olive oil, and then place them on the grill. Grill for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the corn is slightly charred and cooked through.

3. Remove the corn from the grill and let it cool for a few minutes. Cut the kernels off the cob and transfer them to a large bowl.

4. Add the Cotija cheese, chili powder, smoked paprika, and a squeeze of lime juice to the bowl, and toss to combine.

5. Transfer the corn mixture to a serving dish and garnish with additional Cotija cheese, chili powder, and lime wedges.



5. Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon and Sugar


Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon and Sugar is a simple yet delicious dessert that's perfect for a summer BBQ or a casual dinner with friends. Here's a simple and flavorful recipe that you can easily prepare at home:


Ingredients:


1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced into rounds

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Instructions:


1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon.

3. Brush the pineapple slices with the brown sugar mixture, and then place them on the grill.

4. Grill the pineapple slices for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are slightly caramelized and cooked through.

5. Remove the pineapple slices from the grill and serve immediately with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.



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