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2013/02/19 13:56:15 (permalink)

What do you want in your Taco?

Tacos using soft corn tortillas are my new favorite way to get creative in the kitchen.  Things like spicy chipotle buffalo chicken or bbq pulled pork with fresh slaw, or cinnamon spiced butternut squash and roasted apples.  I'm always looking for new ideas, so what do you want in your taco?
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    ChrisOC
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/19 16:08:55 (permalink)
    I cut some flank steak into strips which I marinate for an hour or so  in olive oil, lime juice, a splash of vinegar, Lea & Perrins, and cilantro.
    I then saute the meat with a little onion.
    I warm the tortillas, two per taco then add the meat.
    Top with lime juice, citantro, a couple of radish slices and salsa verde.
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/19 16:12:27 (permalink)
    I prefer the classics:  Lengua, cabeza, and tripa.
     
     
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/19 16:25:27 (permalink)
    ChrisOC

    I cut some flank steak into strips which I marinate for an hour or so  in olive oil, lime juice, a splash of vinegar, Lea & Perrins, and cilantro.
    I then saute the meat with a little onion.
    I warm the tortillas, two per taco then add the meat.
    Top with lime juice, citantro, a couple of radish slices and salsa verde.

    That's almost exactly what I do, but have never tried the radish with it. Next time definitely. I like a couple squirts of a hot sauce like Tapatio also.
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/19 16:40:08 (permalink)
    kaszeta

    I prefer the classics:  Lengua, cabeza, and tripa.

    When I buy tacos at Don Jose's in Ocean City I get the tacos de lengua.   Don Jose knows that when he sees me come in.  But at home I don't use tongue.  It is very hard to find around here.  I did find a small one not to long ago, but ShopRite wanted $43 for it. 
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/19 17:12:41 (permalink)
    My fave place for tacos and enchiladas just got bought out by someone who bought the building and will bring in an "upscale" Mexican.  I loved my fave place because I could get a good al pastor taco with onion and cilantro, they had great home made salsa, again heavy on cilantro and onion and a great tomatillo sauce in a squirt bottle that you can add. Sad because a nice family ran it. I hope they open somewhere else.
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/19 17:13:53 (permalink)
    That's crazy for Shoprite. Sheesh.
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/19 17:31:17 (permalink)
    If I spent $43 on something like that, I'd get a tongue-lashing for it.
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/19 17:32:19 (permalink)
    For that price...dang.
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/19 18:08:40 (permalink)
    I think I'd be willing to try a Reuben taco. Corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese with spicy mustard. I'd also go for a sausage and pepper taco with Italian sausage, grilled cubanelle peppers and onions, some grated parmesan and a little marinara sauce.
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/19 18:22:22 (permalink)
    A good Salsa Negra makes everything good.
     
    Add chopped pickled jalapenos and diced onions and they're wonderful.
    post edited by mar52 - 2013/02/19 18:24:29
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/19 18:54:50 (permalink)
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    I think I'd be willing to try a Reuben taco. Corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese with spicy mustard. I'd also go for a sausage and pepper taco with Italian sausage, grilled cubanelle peppers and onions, some grated parmesan and a little marinara sauce.

    There is a restaurant/microbrewery here in town that does a taco (well, a fajita style plate) with andouille sausage marinated in brown sugar and molasses, then fried up and served with a spicy mustard and tortillas. I haven't had it yet, but it looked really good when they featured it on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. I usually just go there for the beer, they have a couple really good ones.
    And I've been known to make Thanksgiving leftover tacos also. Nuke the leftovers, and put it in a tortilla... turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and topped with gravy. Spectacular.
    post edited by SeamusD - 2013/02/19 18:56:24
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/19 19:01:07 (permalink)
    "Pickled jalapenos" ??  This isnt Jewish food we are talking about here!  
    DONT forget the Cilantro!  EVERY Mexican dish must have at least some Cilantro!
     
    http://www.yummly.com/rec...ef-tacos-with-cilantro
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/19 19:07:59 (permalink)
    iluvcfood

    DONT forget the Cilantro!  EVERY Mexican dish must have at least some Cilantro!


    Right. mar can't live without it.
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/19 22:07:59 (permalink)
    Recently got a tortilla press and started making my own corn tortillas (idiots around here think soft tacos are made with flour tortillas...subsequently the stores in my neighborhood stopped carrying corn tortillas)...I have made beef, chicken and pork tacos and chicken enchilada's (killer enchilada sauce recipe from Bruce Aidell). Beyond that I haven't gotten too wild. I will be making fish tacos soon. Of course I've also been making tortilla chips for quacamole and tortilla soup...
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/20 10:52:43 (permalink)
    Noodles,
    You're in Alaska........make fish, shrimp or crab tacos!
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/20 13:50:45 (permalink)

    iluvcfood


    DONT forget the Cilantro!  EVERY Mexican dish must have at least some Cilantro!


    Right. mar can't live without it.

     
    Greg has known me for over ten years and knows my love of cilantro.  His post was for my benefit.
     
    Greg...  WRONG!
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/20 14:00:26 (permalink)
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    iluvcfood


    DONT forget the Cilantro!  EVERY Mexican dish must have at least some Cilantro!


    Right. mar can't live without it.


    Greg has known me for over ten years and knows my love of cilantro.  His post was for my benefit.

    Greg...  WRONG!

     

     
    I also know that putting Ketchup on ANY meal is a sure fire way of ruining it!  
    Seems to me that we had this conversation a long time ago over at another Forum! 
    The ONLY thing Ketchup belongs on is French Fries and only then if you add a bit of Tobasco sauce to it! 
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/20 14:19:50 (permalink)
    I can eat those little street Cabeza Tacos till they come out my ears.
     
    Any type from any "O" place in San Diego. Also Rubios Fish Tacos.
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/20 14:26:02 (permalink)
    Oh...everyone should stick some cottage cheese in a taco.
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/20 15:00:34 (permalink)
    CCinNJ

    Oh...everyone should stick some cottage cheese in a taco.

     
    Dont forget the Ketchup.  
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/21 13:17:47 (permalink)
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    CCinNJ

    Oh...everyone should stick some cottage cheese in a taco.


    Dont forget the Ketchup.  

    That was Nixon's favorite lunch....cottage cheese with ketchup.
    It's true.........I saw it on the internet!!
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/21 13:49:55 (permalink)
    Give me seasoned meat and shredded cheese in a shell or tortilla (maybe a little sauce or smooth salsa) and I'm happy.  No veggies, no cilantro, no guacamole.  In fact, that's what I plan on doing with a pound of ground beef this evening.
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/21 14:21:29 (permalink)
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    CCinNJ

    Oh...everyone should stick some cottage cheese in a taco.


    Dont forget the Ketchup.  

    That was Nixon's favorite lunch....cottage cheese with ketchup.
    It's true.........I saw it on the internet!!

    Bonjour!

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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/21 15:15:02 (permalink)
    Yuck, Mr. Hoffman-no way a reuban taco......just yuck....
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/21 15:54:01 (permalink)
    ann peeples

    Yuck, Mr. Hoffman-no way a reuban taco......just yuck....

    What do you expect from someone who likes Boyardee ravioli??
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/21 15:57:46 (permalink)
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    ann peeples

    Yuck, Mr. Hoffman-no way a reuban taco......just yuck....

    What do you expect from someone who likes Boyardee ravioli??

    That's Chef Boyardee, Chef.
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/21 16:07:47 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    I think I'd be willing to try a Reuben taco. Corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese with spicy mustard. I'd also go for a sausage and pepper taco with Italian sausage, grilled cubanelle peppers and onions, some grated parmesan and a little marinara sauce.

     
    Michael a reuben sounds brilliant!  Reuben sandwiches are my all time favorite! 
    The peppers and sausage sounds good too
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/21 16:10:48 (permalink)
    lleechef

    Noodles,
    You're in Alaska........make fish, shrimp or crab tacos!

    :)  Fish tacos are definitely on the menu!  My favorite is blackened rock fish and homemade pico with lots of cilantro.  Halibut in a light curry sauce isn't bad either.
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    Re:What do you want in your Taco? 2013/02/21 16:13:14 (permalink)
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    CCinNJ

    Oh...everyone should stick some cottage cheese in a taco.


    Dont forget the Ketchup.  

    That was Nixon's favorite lunch....cottage cheese with ketchup.
    It's true.........I saw it on the internet!!

    Bonjour!

     
    Cottage cheese and ketchup????? just the thought makes me shudder in horror! ewww

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