What do you want in your Taco?

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lleechef
Sirloin
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/22 17:54:45
Nope. 
bwave
Cheeseburger
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/22 17:56:20
Spicy grilled chicken, shredded lettuce, shredded carrots, dill pickle relish, diced tomatoes and lots of medium hot taco sauce
 
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/22 21:07:31
EdSails

Hmmmm.....Chef Boyardee raviolis on tacos. Michael, I insist you try that and report back. I will even insist that you take credit for the creation!
Don't forget to sprinkle some Green Can Cheese on top!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/22 21:42:29

EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 02:16:39
So I decided to do fish tacos tonight. Of course, since today was National Margarita Day, I made margaritas for all of us.
I also made Mexican shrimp cocktails.

 
I started with some fresh cod. Marinated it with chipotle, cayenne, grapeseed oil, lemon and black pepper.

 
Grilled tortillas on the cast iron flattop.

 
 
Grilled the fish on the flattop.

 
Fresh chopped onions and cilantro.

 
Made the sauce with ranch dressing and Tapatio sauce.

 
Made some of the tacos with just the sauce, onions and cilantro.
 

 
Other people wanted hotter, so I made theirs with hot salsa.

 
They were yummy!

 
 
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 06:47:35
Ed-looks fantastic!
ChrisOC
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 09:04:41
Those look good!!
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 09:27:05
Ed, I see your passion for food coming back like a herd of Buffalo stampeding through the plains. Your pictures and description make me want to run out and get some........I like the grilling of the fish, I think you a found a way to make Mexican food healthy..............Anthony's in Seattle cooks the fish on a char broiler, I like the grill mark look of the fish. They also make a Mango salsa that sounds good. ..............Great job buddy, I'm sure everyone loved it..................Bill
post edited by pnwchef - 2013/02/23 09:30:23
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 11:24:21
Ed,
Those are beautiful!!  Now I want a taco but I know I won't find those in Ohio!
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 13:21:11
Ed, those look fantastic!  I have Ling in the fridge and think we'll be having fish tacos tonight.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 14:24:53
Beautiful tacos, Ed.
 
How many can you eat?
 
(Glad to see the separation of onion and cilantro)
agnesrob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 16:17:34
So delicious looking!!
iluvcfood
Cheeseburger
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 16:22:41
Chorizo Burritos today with a Quesadilla..................

EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 16:26:56
mar52

Beautiful tacos, Ed.

How many can you eat?

(Glad to see the separation of onion and cilantro)

Thanks, Marlene. I kept it down to four tacos last night. The shrimp cocktails helped fill me up!
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 16:29:01
Thanks, Noodles. Ling cod sounds good! Show us some pictures. I am sure they will be delicious!
Noodles on the Loose

Ed, those look fantastic!  I have Ling in the fridge and think we'll be having fish tacos tonight.


EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 16:30:57
Thanks, Bill. I love mango salsa. I also like making scallop ceviche with mango chunks in it. Try it some time!
 
pnwchef

Ed, I see your passion for food coming back like a herd of Buffalo stampeding through the plains. Your pictures and description make me want to run out and get some........I like the grilling of the fish, I think you a found a way to make Mexican food healthy..............Anthony's in Seattle cooks the fish on a char broiler, I like the grill mark look of the fish. They also make a Mango salsa that sounds good. ..............Great job buddy, I'm sure everyone loved it..................Bill


Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 16:47:19
Ed,
Very, very nice.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 17:52:12
Thank you, Michael. maybe I'll make them when you and Lisa come out to California to visit!
Michael Hoffman

Ed,
Very, very nice.


Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 18:02:46
If Lisa is ever able to get me kicking and screaming to California we'd love to take you up on the offer.
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 20:26:05
Sometimes I like a good old American Taco in a hard shell with 
hamburger, lettuce, beans and cheddar.
If I'm going to the Taqueria I like Chorizo, Al Pastor, Buche, and Carne Asada.
The best fish tacos I had were from a guy here who was originally from Mexico City and poached a whole filet in a wonderful sauce. Much different than the usual fried or grilled, though I love those too.
post edited by 1bbqboy - 2013/02/23 20:32:29
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 20:51:41
Michael Hoffman

If Lisa is ever able to get me kicking and screaming to California we'd love to take you up on the offer.

I'm not taking him kicking and screaming anywhere!  Ed, I'll fly to CA and eat my share and his share of your beautiful tacos!!!

1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 21:11:44
iluvcfood

Chorizo Burritos today with a Quesadilla..................


Why didn't you open them up so we could see them? Tease....
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 21:19:08
That's a whole lotta condiment cups!
iluvcfood
Cheeseburger
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/23 23:04:29
You mean like this................
 

ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/24 03:25:19
I think Lisa and I have a road trip on the horizon-without Michael and Bob!
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/24 10:22:53
Annie when do we leave??
After we have Ed's cod tacos we can meander on up to Alaska and sample the rockfish and halibut tacos made by Noodles on the Loose.  Now that's a roadtrip! 
post edited by lleechef - 2013/02/24 10:54:23
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/24 15:23:52
Flank steak in a Mexican Marinade.........be back later..........for some tacos

EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/24 17:35:22
Looks like a great start!
pnwchef

Flank steak in a Mexican Marinade.........be back later..........for some tacos



EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/24 17:43:40
Neither of you can leave here until you have some of my steamed local rock crabs. 
lleechef

Annie when do we leave??
After we have Ed's cod tacos we can meander on up to Alaska and sample the rockfish and halibut tacos made by Noodles on the Loose.  Now that's a roadtrip! 


lleechef
Sirloin
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/24 18:14:37
Ed,
Well, if you insist!  I suppose we could be persuaded......and since it's on the way to Alaska, a stop to see pnwchef for a flank steak taco too.   
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/24 18:17:43
Sounds as if you're going to have one hell of a roadtrip. I guess I'm going to have to sell the house to pay for your adventure.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/24 18:53:26
With the price of gas here right now, you'll need to sell the house so they can drive from Orange County to Los Angeles!
 

 
Michael Hoffman

Sounds as if you're going to have one hell of a roadtrip. I guess I'm going to have to sell the house to pay for your adventure.


lleechef
Sirloin
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/24 18:59:37
It'll be worth it......to eat those lovely tacos!  Besides, when MH told Al the Mayor that we were together his comment was, "Well somebody has to spend your millions!" 
 
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/24 20:32:21
The Flank steak was tender, with a nice taste from the marinade, But, it was windy and I had to cook it inside. My broiler sucks, I wanted to get a good fast char on the outside, but it didn't do what I wanted. The rest was fine, I sauteed the red and green peppers, mushrooms and onions coated in a spicy mexican dry rub.

 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/24 20:33:54
Mushrooms? Don't you  know that I'm allergic to mushrooms?
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/25 01:03:09
Bill, 
Even though it wasn't grilled it still looks delicious. My cast iron flattop for the stove is flat on one side and stripped on the other. Makes perfect grill marks and fits right on two burners. You might grab one for the house00000as long as you have a gas stove they work great.
 
Michael,
You don't like mushrooms? But I thought you grew up in the 60's?
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mar52
Sirloin
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/25 02:03:40
Beautiful plate!
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/25 09:03:58
EdSails

Bill, 
Even though it wasn't grilled it still looks delicious. My cast iron flattop for the stove is flat on one side and stripped on the other. Makes perfect grill marks and fits right on two burners. You might grab one for the house00000as long as you have a gas stove they work great.

Michael,
You don't like mushrooms? But I thought you grew up in the 60's?
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Hi Ed, I have one of the flat grill/ grooved grill at my other home........The stove top we have now you can't use case Iron, needless to say, WHAT THE HELL IS IT GOOD FOR. OK, I feel better now.............Ed I thought I would get a nice fast crust because of the oil in the marinade being on the outside of the flank. I want the kind of crust Peter Lugers gets on my steak. They blast it in a 800 degree broiler, I wonder if they have any of those on sale for home use. I like cooking with high heat, The Flank steak and all the other steaks I have are melt in your mouth tender, all I need to do is flash cook the outside and the inside is rare to med rare. I had a steer processed we had them hang the side for 26 days, there is no going back, the meat is excellent.
I still need to do the Shawarma you made a few yrs ago. I know you also wanted to get the brown crusty bits on the outside of the meat. I think you did a great job with it.............Bill
 
Mar..........I put extra Cilantro in the Marinade in your honor. It can be taken off for grilling, you can have your cake, and not eat it too...................A good way to use the cilantro stems is in a marinade.................................Bill
post edited by pnwchef - 2013/02/25 09:13:48
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/25 09:54:57
Bill, I'm allergic to mushrooms.
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/25 10:18:19
Michael Hoffman

Bill, I'm allergic to mushrooms.

I thought that may have cleared up from your post 13 hrs ago. Thanks for the update......Tell Lisa I will send her some meat if  she would make a nice Beef Stroganoff with extra mushrooms.......
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/25 12:24:03
pnwchef

 I want the kind of crust Peter Lugers gets on my steak. They blast it in a 800 degree broiler, I wonder if they have any of those on sale for home use. I like cooking with high heat, The Flank steak and all the other steaks I have are melt in your mouth tender, all I need to do is flash cook the outside and the inside is rare to med rare. I had a steer processed we had them hang the side for 26 days, there is no going back, the meat is excellent.
I still need to do the Shawarma you made a few yrs ago. I know you also wanted to get the brown crusty bits on the outside of the meat. I think you did a great job with it.............Bill

maybe I'm just lucky or I've got it down now, but I get a nice crust on steaks (actually perfect grill marks). Had some T-bones last night that were perfect. What I am wondering is if you use the cast iron on a propane grill set on high. I have done that before and it works well to give a crust on meats.
post edited by EdSails - 2013/02/25 12:25:59
mar52
Sirloin
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/25 12:39:37
Bill, I noticed that the cilantro was in pickable size... the only way it should be used.
 
I appreciate your efforts.
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/25 17:42:35
Ed, I normally get good marking and crust, but, I get the steaks cut a inch think. The Flank was pretty thin, so that was one problem..............I had the left over meat in a steak, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich this morning, now, talk about good, that was good..............take care.....Bill
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