We will be celebrating Fourth of July at mom's. Surrounded of course by family and great food. Our get-togethers always revolve around food!! And as is usually the case, it is expected to be SUPER hot in Southern California. Easy and quick cooking is the way to go on a hot summer day, specially when we're with family and friends. I rather spend the time with them than cooking.
So what are the best meals for 4th of July? I gathered our best hot weather friendly recipes:
1.- Tostadas- these are a hit. Easy to prep, and great to eat on a hot day. Just don't fry your own tostada shells because that's the time consuming and hot part about this recipe. Yes they're delicious home-fried but not necessary specially on a hot summer day. Make the refried beans a day or two ahead of time and just warm up the day of.
2.- Fish Tacos- so good and refreshing with the fresh homemade salsa, and just enough crunch with the cabbage slaw. Mouth watering!
3.- Mexican Style Corn- this is almost a no brainer. They're in season. They're cheap. They're delicious. Nuff said.
4.- Camarones a la Diabla- YUM! Personally looking forward to making these this weekend. Camarones a la Diabla always remind me of the vacations we took when we were young to the beaches in Mexico. Being the shrimp lover that I am, I always ordered the Camarones a la Diabla. So it's appropriate that I always crave these on hot days by the pool.
5.- Micheladas- and to wash everything down and attempt to stay cool, here's a michelada recipe sure to please on a hot summer day. It's my cousin's recipe from Mexico City.
What are your cooking plans for 4th of July?