Mexican Holiday food traditions are different from one part of the country to another. But one for sure we have is that we eat our dinner on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas day. On Christmas Day, we enjoy the “recalentado”, the leftover from the night before.
Mexican Christmas Dishes
Here is a list of some of the traditional recipes you can find here on the blog to celebrate your Christmas Party with a Mexican theme.
There are many types of Tamales that people prepare for Christmas time. You will find small pork tamales in the northern region and large tamales steamed with banana leaves in the South of the country.
Here are a few more tamales recipes on the blog:
Another Popular and Traditional Mexican Food dishes are Stuffed Turkey. This stuffing is made using a mix of pork and beef ground beef besides other ingredients. Salted Cod (Bacalao Navideño) is made similar to the way it was cooked when the Spaniards arrived in Mexico.
Roasted Pork Leg is another favorite main dish, either covered in adobo or marinated in wine. In the Southern part of Mexico, like in Yucatan, pork is cooked with orange juice, oregano, spices.
Mexican Christmas Side Dishes Food
One of the most popular side dishes is the fruity Christmas Salad, made using the fruits and vegetables of the season. Plates of pasta like Spaghetti with Cream and Macaroni with cream are served on this day. Mashed Potatoes, a green salad, and even the Apple Salad, similar to the Waldorf Salad. For the kids, sometimes Chicken Salad is offered.
Salted Cod Mexican Style
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. Buñuelos de Viento, our Christmas Rosettes.
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.
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