A celebration of Mexico’s victory at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that many Americans like to participate in as well. Often used as a chance to explore Mexican culture – and of course Mexican food – there are many incredible dishes you can prepare if you are hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration this year.
Here at Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. we are fans of incorporating seafood into almost every meal we eat, which is why we have put together a list of our top seven seafood dishes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with.
If you are a guacamole fan, Cinco de Mayo is the right time to indulge in a fancy version of this yummy dish. All you have to do is boil your lobsters for five minutes, chop it up and chill it. As the lobster meat is chilling, blend together your other ingredients, and then toss in the freshly cooked lobster meat when it has cooled.
Your guests will enjoy the added flair and rich flavor your guacamole offers.
Crab Avocado Quesadillas
Quesadillas are a great appetizer option for any party, and stuffing yours with crab meat, pineapple and avocado can only make them more incredible! Topped with mozzarella cheese and heated in a skillet till they are golden brown, this snack pairs perfectly with margaritas.
Shrimp and Crab Nachos
Another crowd-pleasing appetizer we love are shrimp and crab nachos. Simple to make, just sauté your shrimp in a mixture of cumin and garlic and combine it with the crab meat and green onions before covering your tortilla chips in the mixture.
Topped with cheese and broiled in the oven a few minutes before guests are set to arrive, everyone is sure to enjoy munching on this delicious snack while enjoying crisp Coronas with lime.
Served with tortilla chips, ceviche is another flavorful dish to add to your appetizer display. Prepared a day ahead of time, you can use any fresh fish fillet you like in this spicy fruit and veggie dish. Paired with tomatoes, avocados, olives, chiles and onions, this crisp and refreshing dish will have guests begging for your recipe.
The perfect dish to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, these gourmet lobster tacos are easy to make and provide a fun new flavor in comparison to the chicken, beef and fish tacos we are used to eating on a day to day basis. We recommend creating a buffet style table with all of your toppings, allowing guests to customize their tacos for the most delicious experience possible.
Not sure what toppings to include? Grilled avocado slices, shredded cabbage, chopped cilantro and salsa are just a few of the many options you can try.
A filling dish made with rice, shellfish and meats, paella cubana is a great option for your main course. With sea scallops, shrimp, mussels, oysters and more included, your guests are sure to head home with full stomachs.
Shrimp Fajitas with Mango-Lime Slaw
If your Cinco de Mayo celebration is lacking some heat, this shrimp fajita recipe is the ideal way to spice it up! We don’t know anyone who doesn’t love sizzling fajitas topped in a bold and tangy slaw, and your guests are sure to love this flavorful concoction.
Served straight off the skillet, your home will smell amazing and your guests will struggle to wait for their dinner to cool enough to eat!
Now that you have plenty of gourmet seafood recipes to try out this Cinco de Mayo, all that’s left to do is place your fresh seafood order with Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. With lobster, shrimp, crab and more caught right off the coast of Maine, our fresh, quality seafood will ensure your guests love their Cinco de Mayo meal!