The Weekend Special: No-cook Mexican menu

By
Sarah Gamboni
Added
29 April, 2017

No time to cook? No worries. This fuss-free Mexican menu can be on the table in a matter of minutes, for impressive entertaining, minus the stress.

We’ve all been there: on Monday morning, itching for the weekend, you invite friends around for dinner on Friday night. But when the end of the week rolls around, the last thing you feel like doing is cooking, let alone entertaining. Enter our cheat's dinner party menu: a fuss-free, no-cook Mexican feast that's ready in minutes. 

Next-level entertaining

If time is on your side, there are a number of ways you can up the ante with the fuss-free menu. Why not have a crack at making your own tortillas using Raph Rashid's corn tortilla recipe, or roast your own bird for his chicken tacos? If you're feeling particularly fancy, make a batch of Kate Bradley's simple hot sauce. You'll be reaping the rewards for months.

To drink? Margaritas show you mean business.

Mexican ceviche

Mexican ceviche with avocado cream

Ceviche would have to be the ultimate heat-free dish, as the fish literally ‘cooks’ while marinating in the citrus juice. Pile this lip-smacking ceviche onto corn chips for a starter that’s ready in 20 minutes. Delicate snapper is our fish of choice.

Chicken tacos

Chicken shop tacos

Sure, you can put in more effort and make the tortillas and roast the chicken from scratch, but if you’re pressed for time, store-bought wraps and a barbecued chook will do the trick.

Raw key lime mousse

Raw key lime mousse

Make this virtuous dessert the moment you walk in the door, and it’ll be set by the time you clear away the taco plates.

For more weekend entertaining ideas, check out our Vietnamese feast for friends, or our indulgent Sunday brunch menu.

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