Taco Night!


Since I had to work on Cinco de Mayo, I decided to celebrate the next day by hosting Taco Night for a few friends. It was nothing complicated or fancy. I made soft tacos and and hard tacos and did it family style so people could build their own.

Menu:

1. Carne Asada Steak Tacos, Soft corn tortilla with pico de gallo and pickled radish
2. Turkey and Spicy Chorizo Tacos, Hard corn tortillas topped with cheese, lettuce, sour cream and pico de gallo
3. Homemade Guacamole
4. Home made pico de gallo
5. Chips

Carne Asada Steak (Serves 4)

Ingredients:
-2 lbs top sirloin
-taco seasoning (1 bag)
-juice of 2 limes
-2 tablespoon soy sauce
-1 tablespoon garlic powder
(Marinate your steak overnight)

Method:
1. Heat up your grill or skillet to high and place your steak on it.
2. Pan Sear your steak and let it cook until medium rare.
3. Place it on a cutting board and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing so the juice does not get released.

4. Slice one steak into slices and plate on one side of the serving platter.

5. Dice the other steak and put it back on the skillet with some olive oil and brown the cubes until charred on the edges.
6. Plate the cubed steak and serve side by side to the sliced medium rare steak.

(This presentation offers two version of carne asada steak)

Optional Garnish: Pickled Radish (sliced radish, lime juice, sugar, and salt, pepper, and a dash of sesame oil)–Eat with your soft carne asada tacos

Turkey and Chorizo Taco (Serves 4)

Ingredients:
-1 lb ground turkey breast
-1 uncased chorizo
-1 cup diced red onions
-salt and pepper for seasoning
-1 teaspoon garlic powder

Method:
1. Heat your pan with a little olive oil to high and put your onions in and your chorizo.
2. Then add your ground turkey and let it cook until completely browned and cooked through.
3. Add your seasoning and cover with a lid and cook on medium to simmering heat.
4. Let it simmer until you are ready to serve everything else.

Pico De Gallo (Serves 4)

Ingredients:
-4 tomatoes finely diced
-1/2 cup finely minced red onions
-1/2 cup finely minced cilantro

-1 jalapeno (deseeded and finely minced)-optional
-juice of 2 to 3 limes
-sea salt (a good amount of it)

Method:
1. Place everything together in a bowl and mix with a spoon.
2. You will need a decent amount of salt to bring out the flavor of the tomatoes and the lime.
3. Let it sit a while and stir and taste and check to see if you need to add anymore salt and lime.

Guacamole (Serves 4)

Ingredients:
-4 large and very ripe avocados
-1 tomato diced
-1/2 cup finely diced red onions
-1 jalapeno (deseeded and finely minced-optional)
-1/2 cup finely minced cilantro
-1 garlic clove minced
-juice of 2 limes
-sea salt (decent amount of it)

Method:
1. Prep all your items and add to your bowl href=”http://myfangalicious.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/img_9945.jpg”>. Then add your tomatoes and avocado and smash everything in the bowl. Mix well with a spoon and taste. Season with salt and lime juice until you get the right flavor.

Serve everything family style and pair it with Coronas or Negra Modelos or make a pitcher of Margharita!

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