Cinco de Mayo pot luck suggestions?
My company is having a Cinco de Mayo pot luck lunch this Friday (this is the same company that held their Christmas party in February). I'd appreciate some dish/recipe suggestions for a crowd that aren't too difficult to prepare. Not guacamole.
Sounds weird, but people freak out over this: potato salsa. Finely cubed and boiled potatoes tossed with tomato, white onion, avocado, salt, a healthy dose of lime juice, minced serrano pepper, and cilantro. Have to be careful not to overcook the potato, and it needs to be peeled first. It can be served cold or halfway to room temp.
Edit - guess I should give ratios. 2 parts potato, 1 part tomato and avocado, 1/2 part onion, and everything else to taste. Doesn't need to be totally exact.
A few suggestions:
Spanish rice in a crock pot
A good home-made salsa & chips
Carne Asada Burritos
Home made refried beans in a crock pot
Take a bag of frozen corn. Add a jar of queso dip (mild) and heat together in crock pot. People love it.
I imagine there will be a few folks who go the taco route. You can do the same and still stand out by doing something a bit unexpected like cochinita pibil, tinga or the ever popular bulgogi.
Other ideas are avocado and lime deviled eggs, peanut and chile arbol salsa, corn and chile queso fundido or salmon cured with tequila, cilantro and spices.
I took this to a party last night. Hopefully your not transporting the food via the subway.
Shredded chicken in a crockpot
Chopped iceberg lettuce
It was easy, easy to transport by car, well received by the group.
How about skillet enchiladas --- easy to make. Google it -- lots of recipes for this. And with a glass of margarita, that's all you need !:)
The stupid easy not especially authentic 5 (or 7) layer mexican dip with tortilla chips is always a no fail crowd pleaser.
There are a ton of versions out there if you google it, pack cilantro or shredded lettuce seperate to add just before serving.
If you want to go sweet fresh slices of mango with a squeeze of lime tossed with cayanne is a popular street food snack