Hot Spring Break at Home

April 24, 2014

Want to get away to Mexico but can’t?  There’s an easy way to go south of the border without needing your passport. Celebrate the spring break experience with a unique culinary adventure in the kitchen, preparing fun and easy do-it-yourself Mexican dishes at home.

Coastal Flair

If Mexico’s coastal hot spots, like Cancún or Mazatlán, are beckoning you for a spring “break,” transport your family there with a delectable dish featuring fresh seafood.  True to their namesakes, Cancún Shrimp, Camarones a la Mexicana and Mexican Tilapia pack punches of flavor in every delicious bite. The most important thing to remember during the shopping and preparation process is to use only the freshest ingredients and the best authentic Mexican sauces available, such as Las Palmas, to stay true to the original taste of each dish. These three seafood dishes can be prepared from start to finish in as little as 15 minutes.

Comida Corrida

A typical Mexican D-I-Y meal, such as Comida Corrida (Meal on the Run, in English), can be found anywhere. It’s the biggest meal of the day but it’s nothing like fast food as we know it in the U.S.  Usually, comida corrida is a three-course home cooked meal. No sandwiches here. Chicken, pork and beef are commonly transformed by baking, braising, stewing, sautéing, grilling or making a hearty soup. Visit, click “entree” in the recipes section to get some delicious home-style meal ideas that can be completed in 30 minutes!

Finally, nothing rounds out a Mexican feast like some savory beans, warm tortillas and chiles to round out the meal. Food is a great way to explore cultures when traveling is not possible. Be adventurous and travel to Mexico this spring to enjoy its bounty of flavors.


¡Buen provecho!