Chef David Burke’s Cinco de Mayo Musts

The chef celebrates the Mexican holiday by giving all of the classics his own special twists

Chef David Burke is all about reinventing the classics for his Cinco de Mayo feast.

Pretty much all of the classic dishes served during Cinco de Mayo parties are at mine, too. Mole, tacos, guacamole, and margaritas are all enjoyed, but when I make them, I try to add just one element of surprise to the popular and commonly enjoyed dishes.

Like with my guacamole recipe. I don’t just make guacamole, but I make deep-fried guacamole balls by rolling them in crushed tortillas and frying them until crisp.

Click here to see the Deep-Fried Guacamole Balls Recipe

Or like with my tacos. Instead of making them with traditional ground beef, I’ll make tuna tacos instead and add components like ginger oil and horseradish cream to make them unique.

Click here to see the Tuna Tacos Recipe

Another easy dish that’s popular in Latin America is ceviche, and I make mine with shrimp, lemon and lime juice, and spicy jalapeño to give it a little kick.

Click here to see the Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

It’s all about the classics at my Cinco de Mayo celebration, but these classics have a hint of flare.  

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David Burke is a world-renowned chef and restaurateur. To learn more about him, visit his website and his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter @ChefDavidBurke