Happy Taco Tuesday! To be totally honest with you, I don’t need it to be Tuesday to eat tacos. I like tacos any day of the year and any time of the day. But it being Tuesday is another great excuse, so imma going with it! Aside from giving you a rocking taco recipe, I wanted to give you my views on the philosophy of a taco. I consider tacos one of my favorite foods so I’ve got a lot to say! I hope you enjoy reading it!
In order to make a great taco, you need to have a good foundation. I typically prefer a corn taco over flour tortillas. I prefer the corn’s flavor and texture over the flour, but it is a great option as well. After you choose your tortilla, you have got to toast it. My favorite toasting technique is to hold the tortilla right over the fire on my range. It gives it a nice charred flavor that I really love. Another thing you can do is toast it in a pan with some fat. If you want to get some extra flavor into the tacos, you can toast it in the pan with the fat from your filling. It may make them the tacos a little more messy to eat but tacos are already messy so it’s totally ok.
The next part of a great taco is the protein. You can fill a taco with almost any protein like fish, chicken, beans, beef and more. This taco has got an awesome Tequila Lime Marinated Skirt Steak. I really love the subtle flavor of the Tequila Lime marinade on the skirt steak. For all of you wondering, all the alcohol is cooked out when you grill the beef so don’t worry! The drink in the picture is a refreshing Non-Alcoholic Watermelon Mojito. The recipe for the think is on the blog.
The final step to a great taco is the toppings. When I make tacos, I like to have a chunky and a smooth salsa. On this taco, the chunky salsa is a refreshing Corn Salsa and the smooth salsa is the Avocado Tomatillo Salsa, a creamy play on traditional Salsa Verde. To top it all off you can hit it with some cilantro or scallions and you got yourself a rocking taco. Now all you gotta do is make much more and share with your friends and family because tacos were not meant to be eaten alone!