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Delicious dinner party recipes for entertaining guests

When it comes to entertaining guests, there is nothing more important than the food you serve them - but it doesn't need to be stressful. This collection of recipes includes our favourite entrees, before-meal nibbles and main dishes, all packed full of authentic Mexican-inspired flavours. Start your guests off with homemade dips and pita crisps while you finish cooking, then move onto grilled prawn skewers or bocconcini bites, plus salads, meat and seafood dishes and cheesy bakes.

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    Naan tapas

    A fast and foolproof entertaining option, Naan tapas is great for every occasion. Simply pan fry some naan bread and serve with smashed avo, salsa and sour cream.

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    Mexican-style grilled corn

    Warm, buttery grilled corn is brilliant topped with creamy mayonnaise and shaved pecorino cheese in this Mexican style recipe. Serve as a side with grilled meat and fresh salads.

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    Black bean hummus

    Pairing the flavours of Mexican cuisine with this traditional Middle Eastern chickpea dip, adding black beans to your hummus is a great way to pack in some extra protein while satisfying your tastebuds. Serve with our avocado salsa and corn chips for a complete meal.

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    Soft shell crab with green onion aioli

    Crunchy, succulent soft shell crab pairs brilliantly with this flavoursome green onion aioli. Enjoy it as finger food with a glass of wine, or as a starter to a big dinner party.

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    Fire prawn taquitos

    These fire prawn taquitos are a delicious go-to for cocktail parties and entertaining. Juicy jumbo prawns in soft and fluffy wraps, deep-fried until they reach crisp, golden brown perfection. Serve with sweet chilli sauce for an extra flavour hit.

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    Marinated baby bocconcini with prosciutto

    If you're looking for a simple, tasty and appealing platter for a party then marinated baby bocconcini with prosciutto is your friend. Salty meat wrapped around mild, sweet cheese and spiked with basil. Perfect.

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    Mex street salad

    This tasty Mex street salad is messy, slaw-based, and full of delicious barbecued chicken...what’s not to love?! James Wirth shares his recipe from the cookbook This Could Get Messy.

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    Mexican beef short ribs

    Don't forget the finger bowls when you serve these sticky ribs that are dripping with Mexican flavours. The peppery radish salad beautifully balances the sweetness of the ribs.

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    Buffalo chicken pinwheels

    These buffalo chicken tortilla pinwheels make perfect party food. The best bit is, they're really quick and easy to create and don't require any cooking. You can even make them the day before!

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    Chile con queso

    This chile con queso dip, by The Australian Women's Weekly is packed with flavour.

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    Mexican pull-apart pork

    Serve this tender pulled pork in tortillas topped with sour cream and coriander.

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    Sweet or savoury fruit stack

    For a yummy brekkie or tempting sweet treat, try this fruit-filled wrap stack. Drizzle with extra maple syrup or custard to really satisfy your sweet tooth. Also give the delicious blue cheese, bacon and walnut savoury option a whirl, too.

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    Chicken enchiladas

    The old tradition of wrapping a corn tortilla around a tasty filling dates back to the Maya civilisation. These classic and delicious chicken enchiladas will make you thankful that old habits die hard.

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    Lemon guacamole with pita crisps

    Add some tomato, onion, garlic, chilli, preserved lemon, coriander, lime juice and tabasco to your guacamole to really pack a punch.

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    Fish scrolls with capsicum salsa

    These delicious fish scrolls are beautiful topped with a zesty capsicum salsa - healthy, fresh and super tasty! They make the perfect finger food for dinner parties.

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