Tag: taco

Nopalitos Con Huevo – Cactus With Egg Taco

Nopalitos Con Huevo – Cactus With Egg Taco

Serve nopalitos con huevo with freshly made corn tortillas. The tang and crispness of the nopalitos are wonderful for breakfast.  It’s a classic Mexican dish that’s enjoyed all over the US and Mexico, and certainly everywhere in the Texas Mexican region.  Moreover, nopalitos are a […]

Serrano Avocado Salsa For Tacos Al Pastor

Serrano Avocado Salsa For Tacos Al Pastor

This avocado salsa is made with roasted Serrano chile and tomatillos.  I make it for Tacos Al Pastor, a tradition that is now being freshened up and re-introduced to Texas via Dallas’ new Trompo taco culinary spot by  chef/owner, Luis Olvera. Before I describe the […]

Tacos And 5 Holiday Gift Cookbook Ideas

Tacos And 5 Holiday Gift Cookbook Ideas

A holiday gift cookbook is like a delicious taco de picadillo that has clarity and nuance.  I use a molcajete for my taco de picadillo family recipe because it gives me control over texture and taste.  I use the traditional Texas Mexican triad of spices, […]

Queso Fundido: Appetizer That Sizzles and Bubbles

Queso Fundido: Appetizer That Sizzles and Bubbles

Queso Fundido is sometimes called choriqueso (chorizo-cheese).  It’s a favorite throughout the Texas Mexican food region, which includes central and south Texas and northeastern Mexico.  I make it regularly, especially when unexpected company drops in. Just pop it in the oven and wait for it […]

Tacos de Pescado, Fish Tacos

Tacos de Pescado, Fish Tacos

These fish tacos are a variation of the famous Baja California fish taco. I omit the wheat flour batter, thereby focusing exclusively on the flavor and texture of the freshly-made corn tortilla. It also foregrounds the sweet fresh fish.  I use tomatillo salsa to continue […]

Breakfast Tacos: Potato and Egg

Breakfast Tacos: Potato and Egg

Potato and egg breakfast tacos were my lunch staple all through grade school.  My mom would make them for all us kids, and send us off to school with these wonderful tacos wrapped inside a brown paper bag.  By lunch time they were cold, but […]

Breakfast Taco, Sausage and Egg

Breakfast Taco, Sausage and Egg

“Chorizo Country” and egg is a hearty and traditional Texas Mexican breakfast taco.  Just ask anyone in central or south Texas.   Add some freshly made tomato and Serrano chile salsa and you’ll be ready to save the world! The best breakfast tacos are made with […]

Crockpot Carne Guisada – Guacamole Salsa

Crockpot Carne Guisada – Guacamole Salsa

You can make crockpot carne guisada at night or in the morning.  In the morning I place all the ingredients in a crockpot, low heat. When it’s ready at suppertime I make a quick, fresh salsa that has bits of avocado, giving this taco a […]

Chorizo Tacos

Chorizo Tacos

Sometimes you just feel like indulging.  These chorizo tacos  are weekend festive events, a taste that bursts with tang, spice, no-fuss enjoyment. Be sure to add Jalapeños en escabeche (pickled jalapeños) to continue the vinegar of the chorizo and add a piquant lift.  This recipe […]

Tacos de Pescado, Fish Tacos

Tacos de Pescado, Fish Tacos

These tacos are a variation of the famous Baja California fish taco. I omit the wheat flour batter, thereby focusing exclusively on the flavor and texture of the freshly-made corn tortilla. It also foregrounds the sweet fresh fish.  I use tomatillo salsa to continue the […]