Yesterday it was Taco Tuesday! I made two kinds of street tacos, carne asada (beef) and carnitas (pork). The carne asada was seared on a skillet, the carnitas was slow cooked. Street tacos are supposed to be pretty plain. I just added some chipotle cream, onions and cilantro. Although there was also some homemade guacamole, cheese and beans on the side for the kids. The tortillas are smaller than with regular tacos. I had flour and whole wheat tortillas, I personally prefer the flour ones.
I also made Mexican chili soup as a first course. This is a tomato based soup with red chiles added. Other ingredients were onions, bell pepper, limes (from the neighbor’s tree), coriander (cilantro seeds) and cilantro. It was pretty spicy, but adding a splash of sour cream and some broken up tortilla chips reduced the heat. There is nothing like a nice hot bowl of chili soup to warm you up on a cold winter night.
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I can’t wait to come and sample some of these amazing dishes?