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Old 03-27-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
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ISO Mexican Appetizer Ideas

Ok so we're having a family get-together on Sunday, and the dinner theme is "Mexican". I'm in charge of appetizers/hors d'oevres, but have no idea what to make. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Old 03-27-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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chave, is tex-mex ok, or are you looking for authentic or regional mexican.

if either is ok, i was thinking of ceviche, garlic shrimp, cactus salad, taquitos or quesadillas, and of course the ubiquitous chips and salsa
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:31 PM   #3
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You could google for a 7 layer dip. Cheese, refried beans, tomatoes,olives, sour cream, ground beef, lettuce are included in most recipes.
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:36 PM   #4
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Hi chave, I like this one. Because
....it is simple
....it is good
....it requires no last minute preparation, nor heating, nor refrigeration and is easy to transport
....it can be made in advance - store it in plastic bags until needed

Party Mix

4 tablespoons unsalted butter - margarine is okay
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon onion salt
7 cups Kellogg's Crispix
2 cups Chili Cheese Fritos
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup roasted peanuts

Melt butter in microwave or saucepan, then add the spices.
Toss cereal, Fritos and peanuts in a 9x 13 pan or roaster pan.
Pour butter mixture over and toss to coat thoroughly.
Bake in preheated oven at 250 Deg for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven, toss with Parmesan and return to over for 30 minutes. Stir after 15 minutes.

Spread on paper towels to cool.

Makes about 10 cups
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:46 PM   #5
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Here a few that sound good.

Antojitos Minis

Traditional Salsa with Baked Chips
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:33 PM   #6
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Pizza w/ Chorizo Sausage and Cajun Spiced Chicken
Instead of sauce, lay down tomato slices.
Grill the chicken first and then lay on top.
Slice or mince Chorizo and sprinkle it around.
Use Mexi-cheese
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:39 PM   #7
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Queso dip & nachos
Guacamole
Ceviche served in martini glasses - shrimp etc
Mexican shrimp cocktail
Tortilla Espanolla (potato & egg omlette)
Mexican pizza

Posted a recipe for shrimp/crab stuffed avacado & a gazpacho cocktail. Try a search here, & see what you think. (Or, I can post the links here, if you like.)

And...

cinco de mayo guacamole and nacho's
(With Blue Corn chips)

queso dip!
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:46 PM   #8
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Check out Rick Bayless' recipes.
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A cheese dip with cooked ground chorizo is always wonderful. Or taquitos (yum!) or tamale pieces. But my favorite is fresh, homemade salsa and a minimalistic chunky guacamole with fresh tortilla chips. mmmmm.....
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:14 AM   #10
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Thanks for the ideas everyone! Will probably end up using one of these.
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