The meals eaten in Mexico for Christmas Eve vary from region to region, and as mentioned before, every cook adds his/her personal touch to the recipes. Here is a list of some of the traditional recipes you can find here on the blog to celebrate this Christmas with a Mexican theme.
On Christmas Eve, or “Noche Buena”, families will often have for the their main dish the Stuffed Turkey (filled with ground meat), the Roasted Adobada Pork Leg, or the Roasted Pork Leg in wine marinade.
Other families will have tamales, which will also vary with family traditions or the regional customs. Here you can find the links for the Tamales Huastecos (from the region of Veracruz and Huasteca Area), Pork Tamales with dried peppers sauce (very common in the northern states), and Chicken and vegetables Tamales. And let’s not forget the very popular Chicken in Green Sauce Tamales. Pozole is another meal that is cooked this holiday season to warm everyone up. And the one that is special for many is the Salted Cod-Bacalao Navideño dish go check the recipe.
One of the most popular side dishes is the fruity Christmas Salad, made using the fruits and vegetables of the season. For drinks, we have the traditional Christmas Punch, the warm Champurrado, and the famous Rompope.
And finally, to end with a sweet treat, Buñuelos is a must for Christmas, and maybe even some sweet tamales or the weddings cookies, which are popular in the northern states.
There are many more dishes to be added to this list, but I hope that these here will help you add a little bit of the Mexican tradition to your Christmas Menu.
I hope you make them... If you do, please come back to let me know your experience.