Guerro vs. Mayweather Boxing Match: 5 Knock-Out Spicy Latin Snacks

In case you didn’t know (and I definitely didn’t), tonight is a pretty big boxing match. Mexican boxer Robert Guerrero is taking on Floyd Mayweather, Jr., in what is sure to be an epic showdown in Las Vegas.

Although Guerrero was named “Fighter of the Year” in 2012, “Money” Mayweather’s is still considered the best pound for pound fighter. He’s a five-division world champion who has never been defeated. I repeat: he is currently undefeated, aka he’s really good at kicking ass.

Well, we at Latina aren’t intimidated at all. In fact, we’re (kinda) sure that “The Ghost” Guerrero is the one to send Mayweather’s winning streak to the grave. In fact, we’re celebrating watching the clash with some of our favorite spicy Latin snacks (plus a bonus spicy cocktail!). After all, it’s not a Mayweather vs Guerrero party without some almost-too-hot-to-handle food that can (gastronomically speaking) knock you out.

So sit back, eat some comida caliente and enjoy the fight. Go Guerrero!

1. Knockout Recipes: Ají Criollo (Spicy Ecuadorian Hot Sauce)

Ají Criollo (Spicy Ecuadorian Hot Sauce)

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 4 serrano peppers, top stem removed
  • 2 green onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 Thai chili, top stem removed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • kosher salt, to taste

 

Get the full recipe on TheLatinKitchen.com.


2. Knockout Recipes: Spicy Oven Fried Green Tomatoes

Click here to find out more!Spicy Oven Fried Green Tomatoes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 3 green tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil

 

Get the full recipe from TheLatinKitchen.com.


3. Knockout Recipes: Guacamole with Fresh Chiles

Guacamole with Fresh Chiles

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 hass avocados
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup spanish onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeño chiles
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Get the full recipe on TheLatinKitchen.com.


4. Knockout Recipes: Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (Cóctel de Camarones)

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (Cóctel de Camarones)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable juice
  • 1-2 tablespoon horseradish
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon bottled hot sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 pound small shrimp, shelled and cooked
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and finely diced
  • saltine crackers or tortilla chips, for serving

 

Get the full recipe from TheLatinKitchen.com.


5. Knockout Recipes: Roberto Santibañez's Chilaquiles Verdes con Epazote

Roberto Santibañez's Chilaquiles Verdes con Epazote

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, husks removed and tomatillos washed
  • 4 chiles Serranos
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 large stems of epazote (leafs only)
  • 1/4 cup safflower oil or any available vegetable oil
  • 10 stale corn tortillas (aprox. 6 inches in diameter), cut into eighths
  • 4 tablespoons crema or crème fraiche
  • 4 ounces queso fresco shredded or cut in small cubes
  • 1/2 small white onion sliced

 

Get the full recipe from TheLatinKitchen.com.


6. Knockout Recipes: Rick Bayless' Apple-Habanero Margarita

Rick Bayless' Apple-Habanero Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 3 parts coarse kosher salt
  • 2 parts ground cinnamon (Mexican canela)
  • 1 part fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 large apples
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 fresh habanero chile, stemmed
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup or rich simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups 100% blue agave reposado tequila
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup Calvados apple brandy
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 6 cups ice

 

Get the full recipe from TheLatinKitchen.com.