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Fish Tacos with Broccoli Slaw

January 6, 2019

I probably wouldn’t have bothered to write up yet another evening of fish tacos except for two things.  One, I’m trying to be more consistent about writing.  And two, the broccoli slaw is new and it’s fantastic.  To see previous incarnations, see here.

There’s not a ton to say really.  The pre-shredded cabbage didn’t look good at the grocery store, but you can’t have fish tacos without something crunchy on them.  I was actually in the pre-cut vegetables section, which I never go to, looking for butternut squash noodles. (Talk about something not worth your time and energy when you can buy them pre-spiralized).  Right next to the “noodles” was a contained of broccoli slaw.  Crunchy.  Pre-cut.  Done.

I have no idea how people usually make broccoli slaw.  I don’t actually like raaw broccoli so my first step was to blanch the vegetables.  Cooking them just a touch takes that bitter rawness out, but leaves the crunchiness in.  Then a little mayonnaise, much less than I would use for regular slaw, and a few dashes of white vinegar.  Some salt and a little of the seafood seasoning I used on the fish, and voila!  Yummy topping for my tacos.

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I used catfish, as per usual.  It’s cheaper than most other fish in my part of the world and it has more flavor than something like tilapia.  A little seafood seasoning and a little canola oil.  2 minutes on each side.

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Corn tortillas, always. I did try a new thing with these too.  I was watching Pioneer Woman earlier today and she was making a taco skillet dish.  She put her tortillas on her gas burner to char them.  Let me say, that’s a great idea for adding flavor to a taco skillet.  However, it makes a tortilla you’re planning to stuff a little bit tough.  Not terrific.  I ate them anyway of course.

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Finish with some salsa or pico de gallo and some hot sauce and enjoy!

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Snow Day 2: Slightly Lighter Tacos

December 10, 2018

Snow days do not bring out the healthy food choices in me.  They bring out the stretchy pants in me.  True confessions, I’m heavier than I’ve been in a while and not thrilled about it.  But even less thrilled about dieting.  I don’t do food sacrifices very well.  So, I’m trying to make some tiny choices, that are better, and hopefully slide ever so slowly back to better habits.  Yes, I know.  I’ve picked the worst possible time of the year to start this.  My other choice is to go for broke until January and see if I can make myself so sick of eating that a diet will be a blessed relief.  Stay tuned for the final decision.

But for tonight – tacos.  I love tacos.  I like fancy fish tacos.  I like swanky carne asada tacos.  But at my heart, I like tacos like we had when I was a kid.  Yep, it’s true.  I have a secret (less secret now) love for Old El Paso beef tacos with cheddar cheese and crunchy shells out of the box.  The heart wants what it wants.

So, tonight, an experiment.  A few little changes, with limited loss in taco satisfaction.  Here’s what I did. First, I used half ground beef and half ground turkey.  I’ve tried all ground turkey in the past and it doesn’t make the grade.  So, half and half to reduce some fat.  And the Old El Paso taco seasoning, but the low salt version.  Then, black beans so I could use less meat all together.  Beans are a good way to cut fat, but also to stretch meat a little further if you’re watching your pennies.  Regular cheddar, salsa and hot sauce.

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I gotta say, this works.  I did miss the crunch of the hard shells, but that’s easy to remedy.  For tonight I only had regular tortillas.  It might also work to mash the black beans and add the other stuff to the top, ala tostados.

There you have it.  It’s not rocket science for sure.  And it’s definitely not a diet.  But it is baby steps.  Once I get the baby steps down I’ll move on to even better choices.  And I’m totally giving myself credit for eating my lasagna soup for lunch without the mozzarella topping.

Chicken and Rice Bowl from a Box

November 15, 2018

I’ve used a good many meal services – Blue Apron, Plated, Hello Fresh, Purple Carrot – but not in a long while.  I like meal planning and grocery shopping so I’m mostly not the target audience for these.  Still, I have plenty of days too full of other things to get much meal stuff done.  I was very fortunate this week.  The day I ran out of food and leftovers a friend texted to say she’d gotten two identical Hello Fresh boxes!  Lucky me!

If you’re considering starting a meal subscription there are lots of things to consider – price, menu, quality, portions, calories, packaging, choice, dietary preferences.  They all have their strengths and weaknesses.  Hello Fresh is good for family friendly selections and a nice variety of choices.  This box included a pasta with chicken sausage, corn and potato chowder, and tonight’s selection – chicken and rice bowls.  I have no way of knowing what the other options were for this week, but these are all things that interest me.

Here’s what I don’t like about meal services, any of them.  And you can lump online grocery orders in here too.  I don’t like other people selecting my produce.  No one else knows exactly how ripe the bananas should be.  If I’m planning guacamole for Friday I don’t want an already ripe avocado to arrive on Monday.  And if I decide to make salsa, but I get to the store and the tomatoes don’t look good, I change my  plan!

Here’s the selection of ingredients from the box for Pulled Chicken Rice Bowls:

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This is the tomato that Hello Fresh sent.  It has two problems.  First, they’ve sent one, small Roma tomato to make salsa for two people.  Really?  I’m not sure a bowl of unripe tomato, green onion, and lime juice can legitimately called salsa, but still.  Second, this is so far from ripe it’s embarrassing.  They’d have been better off to send a fully green one and have green tomato salsa.

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Either no one is paying attention as they pack these boxes or they figure close enough is close enough.  At about $10 per serving, I feel like the produce should be good.  Shame on you Hello Fresh.  Fortunately I had a container of grape tomatoes I could use instead.

Moving on.  I also used my own rice.  I had to make some for the dogs anyway, so I made a bunch.  The box had 1/2 C, so cooked you’d have about 1/2 C per person.  Probably enough.  The chicken provided is generous.  Once the chicken, peppers, and onions are all together there’s really enough for 3 servings, so the extra rice is going to come in handy.

Besides the produce, my other issue with this meal, and many meals from these services,  is the calories.  They add fat and calories where you don’t need them or get much out of them.  This meal prepared as instructed is 740 calories per serving.  Not horrible, but let’s take a look.  That’s 1480 calories total.  So, if you make 3 servings out of it you’re already down to 493 calories.  Even if you add extra rice to the third serving you’re under 600 calories.  Then, the recipe calls for 2 T of butter.  You don’t need it.  The rice is perfectly fine without butter and the chicken has plenty of flavor and smoothness from the stock concentrate.  A tablespoon of butter has 100 calories or so.  Gone.  Then there’s the sour cream.  They give you 4 tablespoons.  One tablespoon per bowl is enough.  They only give you 1 ounce of cheese per serving so I didn’t even bother with it.  That’s another 100 calories down.

So without really sacrificing anything, my bowl, even with some extra rice, is about 400 calories.  Much better!  Leaves me room for a beer with calories to spare!

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Fish Tacos, Southern Style

November 12, 2018

It’s dark and rainy and there are new episodes of the Great British Baking Show waiting for me.  That translates to about 15 minutes of interest in making dinner.  Fortunately these fish tacos only take about 15 minutes to make!

Fish tacos usually have halibut or cod – maybe fried, maybe grilled.  They’re often topped with shredded cabbage, queso fresco, lime juice and salsa.  And I love them that way.  But in this house they come with catfish and the cabbage comes in slaw form, as all good cabbages do.  Not much else to them.  Some Tony Chachere’s on the fish and some hot sauce on the top.  Corn tortillas.

Catfish is cheap.  And you don’t need big gorgeous filets.  You’re going to chop them into pieces anyway so if you can get catfish nuggets for half price, get those.  It takes about 1 filet for two tacos.  Once it’s cut up, put it in a bag with the seasoning.   I use Tony Chachere’s.  Shake.  You’re ready to go.

Cabbage is cheap too.  Even if you buy it shredded in a bag.  Not a kit, just the cabbage.  In my world, passed down from my MeMa to my mom to me, slaw has 4 ingredients:  cabbage, Duke’s mayonnaise, salt, and pepper.  Make the slaw ahead of time if you can.  If not, it takes less than 10 minutes.

Heat a little canola oil in a cast iron skillet.  When it starts to smoke add some of the catfish pieces.  Don’t crowd the pan.  You want them to cook quickly.  Turn them in 1-2 minutes, depending on how thick they are.  Cook them another minute. Remove from the pan and finish the rest of fish.

While the fish is cooking, heat the tortillas in the oven.

Pile some fish, slaw and hot sauce in a tortilla!  I had some cilantro and green onions left from the other night so I threw that in too.  SO GOOD!

I could eat these many more days than not.  The house does smell slightly of fish for the evening, but there’s minimal cleanup.  I’ve been known to eat these sans plate just standing over the sink. The lunch leftovers, if you have any leftovers, are pretty darn good too.

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Pot Roast Take 2: Taco Tuesday!

August 28, 2018

Yesterday I told you that the pot roast would be really versatile if you used pretty neutral seasonings.  Today I’m going to prove it!  Pot roast tacos.  These take about 15 minutes to do so they’re perfect for Taco Tuesday.  Or any other day when you’re short on time!

All you have to do is shred the pot roast and warm it up in a pan with some salsa.  It’ll be easiest if you cut off a hunk of the pot roast and then scrape the pot roast gravy off the edges.  If there’s some it’s not a big deal, but you probably don’t want a lot of it.  I’ve been known to rinse it off.

Use two forks to pull the roast into shreds.  This part is important.  It makes the tacos easy to eat with roast in every bite.  If you leave it in big chunks two bad things will happen.  First, the salsa won’t flavor the meat very much.  Second, when you eat it you’ll have some bites with big chunks of meat and some bites with no meat.  No one wants that.

I chopped some lettuce to put on the tortillas.  I like to put the lettuce on the bottom because it helps protect the tortilla from the juice coming out of the meat and salsa.  It gives you a fighting chance of finishing the taco before the tortilla comes completely apart.  I topped these with thinly sliced radishes for a fresh bite.

These could really have used a little dairy to put them over the top – sour cream, crema, shredded jack cheese.  I had none of the above so I forged ahead without.

Damn fine tacos.  And pretty cool that they started out as a pot roast!taco

Vegetarian Enchiladas ala Gourmet

August 6, 2018

It’s August in Central Virginia which means that there’s fresh local produce in spades.  I try to take advantage.  Over the weekend I went to my two favorite farmers’ markets and picked up some zucchini, squash, corn, sweet onions, hot peppers, and tomatoes amongst other things.  There’s also eggplant, mixed baby tomatoes and local goat cheese for another day.

My giant Gourmet cookbook is one of my favorite resources for meal planning.  I’ve had a bookmark on this recipe for vegetarian enchiladas for a while now.  Tonight I decided to tackle it.  It’s  more than a full page in the big book, so I figured it would be a commitment.  You make your own sauce and filling from scratch.  We’ll get to that in a sec.  Here’s what it looks like.

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Safe to say we’re out of the land of 20 minute meals for tonight.  I’m sure this was a lot faster for Ruth Reichl and staff, but it took me two hours.  I made the sauce and the filling and then took a beer break before I took on the tortillas and assembly.  The recipe does mention that you can make the sauce and filling and do the rest on another day.  Believe me, I thought about it.

Not only did it take me two hours to make this, it took me another 30 minutes to wash the dishes and mostly clean up the mess.  Anyone else play kitchen jenga with their dishes?

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Well, now that I’ve completely discouraged you from ever doing this, let’s take a look at the recipe.  I’ll give you some shortcuts as we go.

You make the sauce first.  It’s a green chili white sauce and it’s super good.  The good news is that you don’t have to do much chopping.  All the stuff you’d have to chop – onions, garlic, poblanos – goes in a blender or food processor.  Then you cook it down, add the cream and set it aside.  It take about 15 minutes to do.  I did roast and peel my own poblanos.  You don’t have to do that.  Get some in a jar if you want. Just make sure they aren’t pickled.  Or, if you want to take out the heat just use a can of diced green chiles instead.

I did substitute for the Mexican crema.  You have a few options.  You can use sour cream with a little extra water.  I didn’t have any.  I did have heavy cream.  If I’d had buttermilk I would have added that to the cream.  Well, when you don’t have buttermilk you squeeze lemon juice into milk and let it sour for a bit.  So, I squeezed some lime juice into the heavy cream and it worked just fine.

Here’s what you need (for my version):

  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 2 poblano chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/3 C chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 1/4 C water
  • 1 C heavy cream with juice of 1/2 lime squeezed in

Here’s what you do:

  • Put the chiles, onion, garlic and water in a food processor and process until smooth
  • Heat oil in heavy skillet (cast iron if you have it) until it shimmers
  • Carefully pour in the chile mixture
    • Seriously, be careful.  You’re pouring water into hot oil.  SPLATTER!
  • Cook about 8 minutes, until much of the water cooks out
  • Add the cream
  • Remove from the heat and set aside

Sauce done.  Whew!  Congrats!

Ok, on to the filling.  I think you could use any number of vegetables in this.  I mostly used the ones in the recipe, but I added a can of black beans for protein.  I also added a package of Goya seasoning because I always use it when I cook black beans.  And, because it’s August and the tomatoes are amazing, I used fresh instead of canned.

There’s nothing difficult about making this filling, but there’s some real chopping involved.  That took me a while.  You could save yourself a lot of time buying frozen chopped vegetables.  I don’t think you’d sacrifice a ton in flavor.  And you’re cooking the vegetables until they’re tender so the texture should work out okay as well.

You can see that I missed the part in the instructions where you cook the onions and garlic first.  I had everything in one bowl and had to try to separate out the squash and corn.  Oh well.  I probably didn’t even need to bother.

For the filling, here’s what you need:

  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 package Goya seasoning
  • 2 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 small yellow squash, diced
  • kernels from 2 ears of corn
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced

Here’s what you do:

  • Heat the oil in a large pan
  • Cook onion, garlic and seasoning until tender, about 5 minutes
  • Add zucchini, squash, and corn – cook another 7-8 minutes
  • Add black beans and tomatoes, with the juice
  • Cook over medium/high heat, stirring frequently, until most of the liquid is absorbed – about 10 minutes
    • TIP:  if you’re adding salt, do that at the beginning of this step.  The salt will pull moisture out of the vegetables and you need to cook that out.
  • Pour the mixture in a bowl and set aside

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Filling done.  Getting closer!

BEER BREAK!

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Now you’re ready to put it all together.  Do all the tortillas first.  Your hands get super messy once you start filling and rolling enchiladas so you don’t want to be back and forth to the pan on the stove.

Set up a little station with your sauce in a shallow dish; your baking dish; and your filling.  When you roll them make sure you put the seam on the bottom so they stay rolled.  You could absolutely do this in layers instead.  It would be quicker for sure.  And I found that the cheese covered up the enchiladas so I couldn’t see where to cut them anyway.  It was a mess on the plate.

Here we go.  Here’s what you need:

  • 10-15 corn tortillas
  • 2-3 T vegetable oil
  • a baking sheet
  • paper towels for blotting

Here’s what you do:

  • Heat the oil in a heavy skillet until it shimmers
    • If you warm your sauce and then transfer it to a shallow dish, you can clean up that pan and use it for this
  • Place one tortilla in the pan, turn it once, remove it to the baking sheet
    • This should take 4-6 seconds
  • Repeat until all the tortillas are soft

Tortillas done.  One more step!

You’re in the home stretch now!  You’re going to sauce the tortillas; fill them; roll them; and cover them in cheese.

Here’s what you do:

  • Preheat your oven to 450F degrees
  • Place a tortilla in the dish with the sauce and flip once
  • Move the tortilla to the baking dish
  • Put 1/4-1/3 C of filling in the middle of the tortilla
  • Fold one side of the tortilla over the filling
  • Roll the tortilla and filling over onto the remaining section of tortilla so the seam is on the bottom of the dish
  • Repeat until you run out of space in the dish
  • Pack them in tightly!
  • Cover with shredded cheese – I used pepper jack
  • Place the dish in the over and bake 15 minutes until the cheese is brown and bubbly

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And that’s it!  Two hours later and you’re done.  Or take those shortcuts and cut that time in half!

I couldn’t see where to cut the enchiladas so it’s a wreck on the plate, but it’s awfully good.  As hard as I worked on this I’m really glad to have leftovers.  Honestly I probably wouldn’t do this for myself again, but I might do it if company was coming!

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Tuna Taco Tuesday!

July 24, 2018

One Woman’s Kitchen, and the rest of her house, is in chaos!  A 5 month old Dogue de Bordeaux pup has been added to the two adult Bordeaux who already live here.  There was a three day road trip to pick her up from the wonderful people at Dog Ranch Rescue in Anna, TX.  That means three days of eating meals in the car.  Gross.  Meanwhile, back in Virginia, there’s been nothing but rain for days.  That means endless mud in the yard and 3 slimy dogs.  Gross.  And it means house training said pup.  Gross.  I really need a decent meal.

Fortunately for me it’s Taco Tuesday and it’s National Tequila Day.  So, seared tuna tacos with tequila guacamole salad for the win!  These take about 20 minutes start to finish so completely do-able on a weeknight.

Here’s what you need to feed one person (plus a lime and a jalapeno, which I forgot until I got started):

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  • 1 small to medium tuna steak
  • chile powder
  • cumin
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • salt
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 C diced sweet onion
  • 1/4 C diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • chopped cilantro
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 T tequila
  • corn tortillas

Here’s what you do:

  • Combine equal parts (maybe 1/4 t each) chile powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder and salt in a small bowl
  • Rub spice mixture on both sides of the tuna steak
  • Combine avocado through tequila in a medium bowl, stir, add salt to taste

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  • Heat heavy pan until it smokes
  • Add the tuna steak.
  • Sear 2-3 minutes on each side
  • Heat tortillas in the broiler
  • Cut tuna into slices

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  • Top tortillas with tuna slices and avocado salad
  • ENJOY!

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You’ll note that I made a little salsa rice for the side.  This wasn’t necessary or good. I’m the world’s worst rice maker.  It turns out gummy or burned on the bottom every damn time.  Tonight was a burned on the bottom night.  Even with my new simmer burner, somehow I can’t get the heat right.  Ugh.  I can’t even blame this on the puppy.

What I can say is that the cooking around here is going to be of the 20 minute meal variety over the next many weeks while I get the canine pack pulled together.  And you may see a review or two of a meal kit delivery.  Wish me luck!

Fish Tacos!

July 7, 2018

The fresh corn salsa is also amazing on fish tacos!  Hard to beat fish tacos, and topped with this salsa they’re darn near perfect.  The only drawback I can think of is that your house temporarily smells like fish.  A sacrifice totally worth making!

There are a lot of ways to make fish tacos.  You can fry the fish.  You can blacken the fish.  You can grill it.  You can pan sear it.  I mostly go the easy route and pan sear.  Add some chopped cabbage for crunch, some salsa, and a little lime crema. Heaven.

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I cut the fish into pieces and coat them in Tony Chachere’s.  It’s a spice combo that works well on tacos and pretty much anything else.

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When you pan sear pretty much anything just make sure you leave enough room in the pan.  You want the pan to be super hot so you get a nice sear.  If the pan is too full the pieces will kind of steam each other.  Not what you’re going for.  Also resist the urge to move the pieces around.  The get a sear from the contact with the pan.  Just let them sit 2-3 minutes and turn them once.  2-3 more minutes and you’re minutes away from tacos!

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For the crema, just squeeze some lime juice into some plain yogurt and add a little salt.  Maybe a little cumin.  You want it to be just thin enough to spread easily on the tacos.

Choose your delivery vehicle and stuff!  I like corn tortillas best.  For beef tacos I like the crunchy shells, but for fish tacos I like the soft white corn ones.  Use yellow corn if you prefer, or even flour.

One final tip.  Before you shake the hot sauce, make sure the top is on good.  Just sayin’.

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Fresh Corn Salsa

July 7, 2018

My two favorite summer foods – tomatoes and fresh corn.  Throw in some onions, jalapeno, lime juice and spices and you’ve got salsa!  This is my favorite salsa.  You can do anything with it.  Eat it with Scoops as is.  Add black beans and serve it as a side dish.  Add chicken or shrimp, maybe some rice, and eat it as a main dish.  Super fresh, super easy/IMG_2671

The corn is the hardest part.  Shuck and silk it first.  No cooking needed.  My tip is that you keep your hands as dry as possible for the silking.  Water makes the silks sticky and hard to remove.  Then get a wide, shallow bowl and a sharp knife.  Put one end of the cob into the bowl and cut the kernels off.  The bowl will catch the kernels.  Then dice the onion about the same size as the corn kernels.  It makes the salsa easier to eat and it looks nicer.

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Seed the jalapeno and dice it finely.  Add the juice of one lime.  Add cumin, chili powder and salt to taste.  You can add chopped fresh cilantro if you like.

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Here’s another tip.  Don’t add the tomatoes until you’re ready to serve it.  You can refrigerate the corn mixture.  Tomatoes get mealy and lose flavor in the fridge so add them at the last minute.  You can make extra of the corn mixture.  It will keep for 2-3 days.  Just take out what you need and add tomatoes to it.

Enjoy!

 

Potato, Poblano and Chorizo Tacos

April 16, 2013

It’s installment two in Taco Week!  We’ll call this taco crack.  Serious awesomeness.  I don’t know any other way to describe it.

I have no idea what qualifies this for inclusion in Cooking Light, but I’m awfully glad it’s there.  It feels pretty sophisticated for tacos.  Roasted poblano peppers, local chorizo, charred tortillas.  Fancy.  But before we get too far above ourselves let me point out that this is hash.  Plain and simple.  Potatoes, vegetables and meat all cooked together.  It’s hash.  And it’s amazing.

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Let me start with what I left out or substituted.  I left out the corn.  The sweetness would be a fantastic addition, but I really think you need fresh kernels and it’s nowhere near corn season in Central Virginia right now.  There’s corn in the stores, but I’m holding out for the local stuff.  I left out the lime wedges, which would also have been great, but I was starving by the time I got this made so I just didn’t get around to the lime wedges.  I substituted freshly shaved parmesan for the manchego because that’s what I had.  I used vegetable stock instead of chicken stock because I had some in the fridge.  I don’t think the recipe suffered at all.  I’ll finish the ingredients portion with a big kudos to Sausage Craft.  I used their chorizo, removed from the casing.  It’s spicy, but not too hot and has an amazing flavor.  Another winner from Sausage Craft.

To make this a little easier on myself I chopped the onion and roasted the pepper last night.  It saved a little prep time tonight.  Using pre-minced garlic would shave a minute or two off as well.  Other than that this is pretty quick and pretty straightforward.  I used a big cast iron skillet, which I generally recommend.  It heats evenly and holds the heat really well.  I’ve found that the top from my large chef’s pan fits the skillet well, but since you only have to cover this partially you can use a dinner plate or whatever top you can find.  Nothing special about the prep.

This is a terrific taco filling.  Really terrific.  This has football season taco bar written all over it.  It would also be great for brunch with an over easy egg on top.  Or great lunch food served on lettuce.  Or great hangover food served with a Bloody Mary, Mimosa or beer on the side – I assume.  (My mom reads this).  Truly I can’t wait for lunch tomorrow when it’s time to eat the leftovers!

Good? So far beyond good!
Easy? Yep, it’s hash. Just really good hash.
Good for company? You’ll be the hit of the brunch crowd.
Special shopping? Chorizo might not be available in your regular grocery. Check a farmers’ market (my preference) or a specialty store or a Latino market.

Potato, Poblano and Chorizo Tacos

Ingredients

2 poblano chiles
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cups diced white potato
1 cup chopped onion
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
5 garlic cloves, minced
4 ounces Mexican raw chorizo, casings removed
3/4 cup unsalted vegetable stock
3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 ounce parmesan cheese, shaved (about 1/4 cup)

Directions

1. Preheat broiler to high.
2. Cut poblanos in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place poblano halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil for 8 minutes or until blackened. Place in a paper bag; fold to close tightly. Let stand 5 minutes. Peel; coarsely chop.
3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add potato; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove potato; place in a large bowl. Add onion to pan; cook 3 minutes. Add poblano, red pepper, and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add onion mixture to potato. Add chorizo to pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes, stirring to crumble. Return potato mixture to pan. Stir in stock and salt; bring to a boil. Partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes or until potato is tender, chorizo is done, and liquid almost evaporates.
4. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, heat tortillas over medium-high heat directly on the eye of a burner for about 15 seconds on each side or until lightly charred. Arrange about 1/3 cup potato mixture in center of each tortilla; top with 1 1/2 teaspoons onions and 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese.