Tasty Thursday: Tacos

Oh Mexican food. Last week I talked about how you don't want to bring it into the office for lunch, but at home it's fair game! I got the latest edition of the Food Network magazine in the mail last week, and they actually highlighted tacos in one of their inserts. In fact, they created 50 ways you can enjoy them! After I stopped drooling, I decided to talk about a few fun things you can do other than a traditional beef taco. Here's a few that really stuck out to me!

Egg and Chorizo Taco

This would work really for any meal, but I would definitely say a breakfast taco is probably one of the happiest ways to start your day. Making them is simple as well! All you have to do is brown fresh chorizo (about a quarter pound) in a skillet and add six beaten eggs. Cook until the eggs have set and serve in soft tortillas with some cilantro. Sounds simple right? Simple + tasty = AWESOME!

Fish Tacos

Yet another easy taco treat, and one that doesn't use beef. Whisk one cup of beer and flour together and also add one teaspoon salt. I may go as far as say add some more spices like chili powder or cumin, but the recipe doesn't call for it. Take white fish chunks (I hear Tilapia works well) and dip them in the batter. Deep fry in 375 degree oil until they are crisp. Serve with some nice fresh salsa and lime juice for a tasty treat!

Pulled Pork Taco

This is actually something I make for myself the day after I slow cook pulled pork, I don't really have any specific ingredients or time table, but as soon as pork butt or shoulder goes on sale I'll whip up a little pulled pork in my slow cooker. Add the pork, a nice dollop of bbq sauce (don't ask me how much) and normally I'll do one cup of a nice dark lager as well and let them slow cook anywhere from 4-6 hours. The day after, if you add some salsa, sour cream, cilantro and any other tasty additions and put them between some taco shells, you've got something special going on! I highly encourage you to try it. You won't regret it!

What are some of your favorite taco combinations?

Seth P.