NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Summer parties are in full swing.

Many people find hosting the actual party lots of fun, but making all of that food… not so much.

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Chef Diego Burgos, culinary director of Michael Jordan’s Steak House and SolToro at the Mohegan Sun, has some tips for how to throw summer’s best party with his crowd-pleasing recipes that make cooking both easy and fun.

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Table-side Guac


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  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. minced serrano peppers
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp. diced onion
  • 1 tsp. diced tomato
  • 1 tsp. chopped cilantro

Shrimp Michelada


  • 12 oz. Mexican lager
  • 4 oz. Bloody Mary mix
  • Tajin seasoning (to taste)
  • Mini Street Tortilla
  • 2 oz. white fish, seasoned with Tajin
  • Pickled cabbage with cilantro (garnish)
  • Shrimp cocktail (3 each)
  • 1 bacon straw