Neil Perry's Mexican fiesta

Camarones borrachos (centre), tacos al pastor (right), and barbecue corn salad.
Camarones borrachos (centre), tacos al pastor (right), and barbecue corn salad. Photo: William Meppem

 

I love cooking Mexican-inspired food at home, and believe there's a great meal to be had by wrapping your celebratory feast up in a tortilla. Start with super-fresh seafood tostadas, add salsas and guacamole, and build great tacos by adding shaved cabbage or the charred corn salad. The flavours and seasonings just jump off the plate.

Tacos al pastor

Adobo-marinated pork tacos with pineapple and salsa verde. Note: you will need to start this recipe a day ahead.

Camarones borrachos

"Drunken" barbecued prawns with mezcal and tomato sauce.

Barbecued corn salad with pickled red onions

Calamari and kingfish tostadas.

Kingfish (bottom left) and calamari (top right) tostadas. Photo: William Meppem

Calamari tostadas with mango and salsa chiltomate

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Kingfish tostadas

Neil Perry's Mexican-style caramel flan with peaches.

Flan with peaches

Use whatever fruit you love most with the caramel flan, or perhaps a combination: Australia's fruit is so amazing at this time of year. Note: you will need to start this recipe a day ahead.

Tip: Dried chillies and other Mexican-food supplies are available from Fireworks Foods or The Essential Ingredient.