Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico, and especially in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population. It is not, as many people think, Mexico's Independence Day, which is actually September 16.

Mango Tomatilla Salsa
courtesy of Bobby Flay's Bold American Food

1 large mango, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
4 med. tomatillos, husked and chopped
2 Tbsp. finely diced red onion
1 Tbsp. minced jalapeno
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilatro
1 Tbsp. raw honey
sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

1 comment:

  1. Wow. The dancers of the Cinco de Mayo Street Festival, look grogeous. The colors of the women's dresses and the sombrero's...really spectacular. Great day for a celebration. xoxo


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