Sunday, July 20, 2008
Tacos can be made out of anything you want. Some favorites include simple vegetarian like avocado and pico de gallo, or sauteed zuchini, and cheese or mushrooms, onions and radish or whatever combination you like. Other favorites are chicken and the ever popular fish but these are made from something like that pork roast you saw the other day except I made another bigger one for a garden party we had on Saturday. Bananas moms is here from out of town so we had a little outdoor fun. This is what we did the last time she showed up.
I cut the meat off the bone in large slabs and then slice it and cook it again in a hot cast iron skillet to make 'carnitas'. While carnitas are usually pulled and stringy I like to slice it since I prefer a more chunky bite. This chunky meat was then rolled up in toasted flour tortilla with some pico and crema and a little red chile sauce.
This pico de gallo is a mixed bag of tricks, it has a combination of chiles and avocado. I remove the 'vein' from the hottest ones to cut back on the heat leaving nothing but flavor. (you can see the hand of Banana cutting things up)The vein is the white pulpy string you see inside the chiles when you cut them open lengthwise, they hold the seeds and most of the heat, remove it and the chile flavor is more manageable.
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 9:06 PM