Usually I fry these wonton wrappers to make spicy tuna tostadas but I’ve always wanted to use them to make tacos. I’ve never seen wonton wrappers used like this before but they make perfect bite size hard tacos.
Cilantro and onion for the beef tongue
And scallions for the sashimi and Wagyu beef
Grilled Shiitake mushrooms, beef tongue and Wagyu beef
Left- Soy sauce, apple, sugar, garlic and ginger marinated beef tongue with cilantro and onion. Middle- Shiitake mushrooms topped with daikon/cucumber slaw, spicy mayo and shredded seaweed. Right- Wagyu beef topped with scallions, sesame seeds and yuzu kosho vinaigrette.
Pulled pork tacos next??
Lately I’ve been reading up on Indian, Middle Eastern and North African cooking techniques and cuisines. What fascinates me is the slow cooking of stews, braised meats and the use of spices and ingredients I’ve never even heard of. The great thing about knowing cuisines from around the world is being able to infuse them together in your own cooking. Here’s some basic tacos I made with tandoori chicken.
Make the marinade with yogurt, lemon juice, minced garlic, cayenne pepper, paprika, cumin, coriander, cardamom, salt and pepper.
Beans to help fill you up with no meat to weigh you down, this is how I like to start my day…
I first made these tacos when I came home one night from a bar and had nothing to eat. I think that’s when my culinary creativity comes out the best but usually I’ll make the same dish again sober and it definitely wouldn’t be as good as it was 4 shots and 5 cocktails under. Not the case with these tacos, after I made them that night they’ve become a staple in my diet. The best thing about these are they’re pretty healthy and for not having meat they fill you up.
- Dice up potatoes, skin on, brush with olive oil and season with salt/ pepper and whatever else you like.
- Throw em in a preheated oven 400 degrees for 40 minutes.
- While those are in the oven heat up some re-fried beans (add cheese and hot sauce if you want), chop up some cilantro and onions for garnishing and attempt to make some salsa (tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, jalapenos, lime, salt/ pepper and olive oil).
BAM! (R.I.P Billy Mays)
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