Leer en españolTraditional Mexican food
is very diverse since every corner of the country has its own emblematic and delicious signature dish, but there are also seasonal dishes like chiles en nogada
or meals to celebrate Christmas
and New Year’s Eve
If you want to take the traditional lane for this year’s holiday feasts, you might be surprised to find out your pork leg
or pork loin
recipe is, indeed, a traditional dish
, or you might also get new recipe ideas, or even dare try to make that romeritos
recipe you’ve had in mind for a long time.
Stuffed with an often sweet and sour ground beef stuffing, turkey is one of the most traditional dishes in Mexican Christmas dinners
, just as other turkey-based dishes like stuffed turkey breast, for example. However, if you want to give a Mexican touch
to turkey, prepare turkey pibil
, which is marinated in achiote, orange, and oregano, just like the classic pibil marinade, and stuffed with citrus fruits for an unbeatable flavor.
Pork leg and pork loinPork leg
and pork loin
are traditional Christmas recipes
too. They are usually served with either prune or cranberry sauce or gravy, for example. Our recipe for prune pork leg features cola, which gives that signature flavor to the meat as well as an amazing color.
are a staple festive dish in many Mexican homes. Either sweet or savory, stuffed with different stews, or cooked in corn husks or banana leaves, homemade tamales
are a must for the holiday season and here is a recipe for requesón and Poblano chile strips tamales
as well as for a sweet tamal bundt cake
you can prepare for Christmas
or New Year’s Eve dinner
Us Mexicans love pozole
so much that we do not only enjoy it to celebrate our national holiday. Pozole
is such a special dish that it is often prepared to celebrate birthdays, Christmas
, and even New Year’s Eve
. Try our recipe for Jalisco-style pozole to welcome the new year, you’ll love it.
Romeritos and Basque-style codBasque-style cod
is a must in Mexican Christmas
and New Year’s Eve feasts
and it is such a popular dish that there is even a Mexican-style version
. On their part, romeritos
with mole and shrimp fritters are often served as a side dish for turkey.
These traditional Mexican recipes for Christmas and New Year’s Eve are far from being the only ones; birria, barbacoa, and menudo are some other options, as well as a side of Mexican Christmas apple salad, Mexican Christmas punch, and a wide variety of desserts.
Translated by Miranda Perea