Thursday, April 30, 2009

Foodie Friday - Cinco de Mayo para dos

For our Cinco de Mayo celebration we invited Jose... set a bright table...
and whipped up a batch of Shrimp and Black Bean Enchiladas.
This recipe uses corn tortillas, and features a salsa created from fresh tomatillos, green chiles, scallion, garlic, cilantro, black beans and corn. It's a tangy, refreshing change from the run of the mill red salsas, and it's heart healthy! The recipe comes from the Mayo Clinic Williams-Sonoma cookbook. If you need to monitor cholesterol and fats, yet still want to enjoy gourmet food, give this cookbook a try. You won't be disappointed.
For dessert, we kept it light too, and made Cinnamon Crisps.
The bases for these fabulous morsels are flour tortillas that are kissed with vanilla, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, then baked. Top them with non-fat whipped cream and fruit and you have an easy and elegant dessert. Tonight we used fresh raspberries, kiwi and mandarin oranges. In short order, there was only one crisp left on the plate.
Alas, that too disappeared, but not to worry...they're so fast and easy we can make more any time! You can find the recipe here.

Now vamoose over to Designs by Gollum and see what everyone else has cooked up to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Our hostess, Michael Lee, has Mr. Linky ready to serve as your guide.


  1. Beautiful color, lovely photos!
    Yummy food!
    Happy Cinco de Mayo
    ~Really Rainey~

  2. Wow, Nancy, that table looks great! And that food is yummy!

    Happy Friday!

  3. I will have to run over to W-S for that cookbook. That meal looks delish! I like your variation on the enchilada and I actually prefer a green salsa or sauce on mine. I know that Jacob would love the Cinnamon Crisps. ~ Robyn

  4. I am loving those little desserts ! Must try them! Have a great weekend!

  5. All looks great - but I love the cinnamon crisps..will have to keep this in my file! I'm surprised the one was, I'll grab it!

  6. Your food looks and sounds delicious and your photos look liked they popped right out of a magazine.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. We LOVE Mexican food & these recipes are new to me, but I can't wait to try them...Thanks! ;-) Bo

  8. I have been struggling to get online (Bandwith strikes again). I just finished eating breakfast, and already I'm swooning for your food! It looks awesome--the photos look like they came out of Gourmet Magazine. Love your tablescape and the criss-crossed runners. And the blue daisies are the perfect touch.

  9. Your table looks festive and gay..and your dish sounds delicious. I am going to try that dessert...FOR SURE!

  10. fantastic photos, i swear i can smell and taste all that yummy food.

  11. man that looks yummy!!!! hope all is well...miss you

  12. This was a the perfect fiesta setting.
    The cinnamon crisps bring back memories of (Mexican)"bunuelos." Which consists of...frying a raw (flour) tortilla until it's golden brown. Then dusted with a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar.
    I like your idea of whipped cream and fruit.

    Sweet wishes,


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