Palm Sunday is a very special day within Catholic traditions, as it is the day that the long-awaited celebration of Holy Week begins, a time when millions of Latino families around the world gather to remember the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Although the traditions during this time can vary in each country and region, there is a custom that, regardless of the place, is still of great importance in all Latino homes: gathering around the table to enjoy a family meal.
The Vigil (tradition in which the consumption of meat is avoided during Lent and which begins after Ash Wednesday) has led some dishes of Latin cuisine to become the favorites to prepare during this time of year. Take a look at these delicious dishes ideal for the celebration of Palm Sunday.
Of course, fish becomes the best option to star in the menus of family meals during Easter. The type of fish and the preparation can vary depending on the tastes of your family or the region where you are. Trout, salmon, tilapia, catfish, etc.; baked, fried, steamed, sweaty, etc.; the alternatives are limitless.
Fish or seafood tacos
All the flavor of one of the most recognized Mexican dishes in the world can also be another of the perfect options for this Lenten season. Use all the ingredients that your family loves when preparing tacos and you will have a Palm Sunday evening that everyone will enjoy.
Seafood is another option that has become a tradition during Lent in the gastronomy of Latin America. For many, a delicious ceviche can not miss among the ideal Easter recipes and it is not for less, since from the smallest to the oldest adore this succulent dish.
Although by tradition, in some places in Latin America the most popular empanadas are made with meat and chicken, during Lent, this delicious dish can change its fillings for fish, tuna, cheese, mushrooms or vegetables.
Of course, there are also those who decide to transform this dish into a delicious dessert by using ingredients such as dulce de leche or guava paste for its filling. Combine them with a little cheese and this delicacy will become something that nobody in your family can resist.
Chipa, cheese bread or bono bread
Different names, but with the same essence regardless of the place: a roll in which the cheese flavor is the undisputed protagonist. A perfect complement to your Easter menu and it can also be turned into a delicious dessert to accompany a coffee in the afternoon if you combine it with a sweet paste (jam, guava paste, dulce de leche, etc.).
We could name it as a cousin of the renowned and traditional Rosca de Reyes. It is a sweet bread in a circular shape that, as it is claimed, represents the family unit and the beginning of a new cycle marked by the resurrection of Jesus. Without a doubt, an ideal dessert that nobody at home will resist.
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