Making holiday entertaining easier, with our 5-plate planner.
1. Marinate your pork overnight for tacos al pastor.
One of Mexico’s signature dishes, tacos al pastor combines pork loin marinated in guajillo and chipotle chillies, cut through with the acidity of roasted pineapple and fresh onion, all stuffed into a warm tortilla. Let the marinating do all your hard work - all you have to do the next day is roast it for 30 minutes. Boom.
2. What are tacos without their sidekick, elote (aka the most delicious corn on the cob you'll eat).
Par-boil the corn the day before, so all you have to do on the day is char it on the barbie. Let guests slather over the toppings (mayo, sour cream, chilli, lime and queso) at the table.
3. Make this Mexican chocolate and cinnamon ice-cream sandwich the day before.
You make is one slab so there's not fiddly sandwiching. Just set and forget.
4. Be the best host and prebatch a cocktail: Sunset in Jalisco.
Spiked with tequila and sweetened with a rosemary-agave syrup, have the cocktail base chilling in the fridge, so all you have to do is top up with prosecco when guests arrive.
5. And you'll want to serve snack with your drink, like this Aztec popcorn.
Spiced with cocoa, cinnamon and chilli, this not-too-sweet snack will keep conversation ticking along while you're pulling the rest of the meal together on the day. Make it the day before and store in an airtight container.
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