Cinco De Mayo = Fresh Limes!

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Cinco De Mayo is almost here! I normally post reactively to show you guys what I’ve made for an event, but from now on I’m going to try to post proactively to help with preparation for an event. What better celebration to start with than Cinco De Mayo!?

I recently had taco night in which I made steak tacos marinated in MoJo sauce, and at an unrelated event made Key Lime Cupcakes. Whats the common element? FRESH LIMES! Both would be great for a Cinco De Mayo celebration!

MoJo:

  • 1 large jalapeno
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large handful fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced (or 1 tablespoon orange concentrate)
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

•In a small food processor chop jalapeno, garlic, and cilantro. Add that mixture to a large mixing bowl • Then add all remaining ingredients to mixing bowl. Whisk until well incorporated • Then marinate steak, chicken, pork, or shrimp in Mojo sauce for 3 -6 hours • Enjoy!

My Key Lime Cupcake cake is a secrete recipe, but my cream cheese frosting isnt. I’ll also tell you the trick to any citrus cupcake and that’s the important part here!: Mix the juice from two fresh limes with 1/4 cup confectioners sugar. When the cupcakes (or cake) are cooling brush the juice mixture over the cupcake using a basting brush. The juice will help the cupcakes stay moist and add extra citrus favor to the cake. Once the cake is cool top with cream cheese frosting and ENJOY!

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 block cream cheese, softened

1 stick softened unsalted butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

16 oz confectioners sugar

• Mix cream cheese, butter, and vanilla untill well incorporated • Then slowly add confectioners sugar untill creamy • This isn’t a lot of frosting so you may want to double recipe!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

♥ Tyler!

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