Thursday, January 26, 2017

RECIPES | Board Games, Wine & Fun Mexican Recipes

Happy New Year! How hard was it to go back to work after having that week long vacation? It's never enough when it comes to having free time during the holidays to spend time with friends and family, but c'est la vie, right?

It's still a bit cold to be out and about, so hosting a Game Night (board night, sports games, you name it) is a fun alternative. What’s our favourite game? Scrabble!

The great thing about entertaining with Mexican food is that the ingredients are easily accessible and directions are simple for favourites like tacos, nachos - the typical recipes everyone enjoys. All you need are some fresh veggies, tortillas, cheese and salsa. You'll see everything you need in the "Mexican aisle," as it's full of Old El Paso products.

We've shared those classic recipes with you in our last posts: 

This time, we went off the beaten path for another crowd-pleaser in addition to the steak tacos and nachos that we served. Check out our Mexicana Toast and Mexican Street Corn recipes below.

Mexicana Toast with Refried Beans

Green pepper, sliced
Red onion, sliced
Mushrooms, sliced
Cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)
Salsa (optional)
1 Egg
Sliced of bread

1. Heat up the refried beans in a small pot over medium-high heat until hot
2. Cook the sliced green pepper and red onion with olive oil until soft. Then add mushrooms
3. Cook the egg over medium/low heat for the perfect sunny-side-up
4. Toast a slice of bread of your choice.
5. Spread the Old El Paso Refried Black-Beans on toast, top with veggies (add salsa to taste), cheese, and sunny-side-up egg

Mexican Street Corn

Corn on the cob
Green onion, chopped
Olive oil
Garlic powder
Chilli powder

1. Grill the corn with oil on stove top over medium heat 
2. In a bowl, combine mayo, garlic powder, chilli powder , Old El Paso Seasoning Mix and pepper together; add green onion
3. Once the corn is cooked, brush on the mixture and serve!

Shrimp with Old El Paso Mild Seasoning
Stir-fried Shrimp

Peeled or Unpeeled medium sized Shrimp
Old El Paso Mild Seasoning
Garlic, chopped
Vegetable oil

1. Defrost frozen shrimp by placing in a bowl under cold, running water. Once it's soft to the touch, drain and place in a bowl with paper towel to soak the moisture
2. Meanwhile, on a pan, heat vegetable oil on medium/high heat
3. Place chopped garlic on the pan, cook for a few minutes and add the shrimp
4. Add the Old El Paso Mild Seasoning and a bit of water (not too much - just enough to sizzle)
5. Once the shrimp is fully cooked, remove from heat & serve!

Our favourite was the Mexican Style Corn - it was super easy to make and so delicious. There's no need to pay premium to get those at taco-joints!

We hope you get to try these at your next game night. Go team!

Other items and ingredients used tonight not mentioned in recipes above:
Red peppers
Sour Cream

- This post was sponsored but opinions are our own -

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