Holidays aren’t about having an extra day to cross things off the to-do list. The whole point is to take time off from the daily grind to gather together with the people we love. So we’re giving you the perfect reason to invite your friends and family over for some quality time together: tacos!
The beauty of a taco party is two-fold: First, it has tacos. Everyone loves tacos. Second, they’re incredibly customizable. Set out a bunch of bowls with fillings and toppings and let guests mix and match to their hearts’ content. Our recipe for Mango Chili Shrimp Tacos is a big-time crowd-pleaser that’s easy to build a menu around. Add Homemade Tortilla Chips with salsa and guacamole, plus a big bowl of Mexican Style Street Corn bright with jalapeño, lime and Cotija cheese.
Set out ice buckets filled with refreshing drinks, and get the party started. Cooking for a crowd can be a challenge, but this menu is easy to tackle. Try prepping some of the ingredients in advance. You can peel and devein the shrimp, and the slaw can be made the day before. Even the tortilla chips can be fried up ahead of time. Just be sure to let the chips cool and then store them in an air-tight container to keep them crunchy.
On the day of, don’t be shy about letting guests pitch in and help. People love to feel useful and get a chance to work as a team. Let one group tackle the guacamole, while another makes the Mexican Style Street Corn. Just be sure to transfer the corn to a serving dish, cover, and keep warm until ready. The other team can sauté the shrimp just before serving.
Cooking with the Hestan Cue means you can feel confident handing the reins over — even to novice cooks. Our guided recipes walk you through each step, and the temperature-controlled pan ensures everything will come out perfectly. Look for all of these recipes in the Cue app.