Mexican Dinner Party Menu

Lots of spices here—followed by a sweet and tropical finale.

Shredded Pork Tacos With Red Rice and Sautéed Corn
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A crowd-pleasing Mexican fiesta, spiced up with surprising yet simple dishes.

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The Menu

Taco party table spread
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—Roasted Shrimp With Pepita Pesto

Shredded Pork Tacos

Red Rice

Sautéed Corn and Poblanos

—Pineapple Flan

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Roasted Shrimp With Pepita Pesto

Roasted Shrimp With Pepita Pesto
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Dip cayenne-spiked roasted shrimp into a zesty pesto of pumpkin seeds, parsley, and cilantro.

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Shredded Pork Tacos

Shredded Pork Tacos
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Seasoned with oregano, cumin, and cayenne pepper, the fork-tender pork is delicious when wrapped in corn tortillas and adorned with radishes, sour cream, and salsa.

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Red Rice

Red Rice
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Tomato sauce and chili powder give this rice its vibrant color and flavor.

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Sautéed Corn and Poblanos

Sautéed Corn and Poblanos
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Stir fresh lime juice into the final dish to add a bright acidity.

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Pineapple Flan

Pineapple Flan
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This impressive-looking dessert incorporates pineapple juice for a tropical twist on a classic.

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