Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Instead of going out, invite the girls over to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. 

We've collaborated with Chef Lydia Gwin from Gwin's Tiny Kitchen and Amigos Cantina to bring you the most delicious recipes for your fiesta fun. Blackened salmon tacos inspired with local Mexican flavors and the Prickly Pear Margarita from Kirkwood's Amigos Cantina are just what you need to get the party started. 

For more recipes, visit gwinstinykitchen.com

Blackened Salmon tacos with grapefruit and avocado

Served 4 to 6
2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup Mexican crema, plus extra for serving
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

4 - 6 oz center cut, skin-on salmon fillets about 1 1/2 inch thick
2 Tbsp blackening seasoning

12 warmed flour tortillas
1 avocado, halved and sliced
1 grapefruit, segmented

1. Combine cabbage, crema, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and
pepper in a bowl; set aside.

2. Adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle
positions and heat broiler. Line rimmed baking sheet
with foil. Sprinkle salmon with blackening
seasoning, then place skin side down on prepared sheet tray. 
Broil salmon on upper rack until well browned, about 6
3. Transfer sheet to lower rack and continue to cook until
salmon registers 135 degrees, about 8 minutes longer.
Using a fork, gently flake the salmon apart on a sheet; discard
the skin
4. Divide salmon evenly among tortillas. Top with
reserved slaw, avocado, and grapefruit segments. Serve
with extra crema.

Amigos Cantina Prickly Pear Margarita
Kosher Salt (for the rim)
1 ½ oz Blanco Tequila
1 oz Orange Liqueur
1 ½ oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1 oz Prickly Pear Syrup
1. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of your favorite margarita glass. Sprinkle kosher salt on a small
plate and dip the rim of the glass into the salt. Fill the glass ¾ of the way with ice and set aside.
2. Combine tequila, orange liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice, and prickly pear syrup in a cocktail shaker, . Add ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
3. Strain into prepared glass and garnish with an orange wedge.

Prickly pear syrup is derived from the prickly pear cactus fruit and has a honey-sweet flavor and distinct pink color. For the best results we recommend fresh squeezed lime juice and a quality blanco (silver) tequila when making your margarita.

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