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Old 09-24-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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We eat a Lot of Tacos here.. but I'm in search of ..Something New!

We have many new people in this area from Southern Mexico and Central America.. so the Taco Fillings and Various Salsas are changing rapidly..many fillings are quite different and often the Salsas are Fruit based and very Good..

do Y'all have any New Taco Recipes?

I pretty sure they use Fish in Southern California! I've tried these before and liked.

Eric, Austin Tx.


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Old 09-24-2011, 01:06 PM   #2
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I like Chicken Tacos, dark meat chicken poached in adobo sauce and water then shredded. Mango and chipotle salsa with green onion slices. Shredded Napa Cabbage with a lime and chile dressing. Place all in a warmed flour tortilla. yummy!

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Old 09-24-2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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Here's some ideas
The Serious Eats Guide to Taco Styles | Serious Eats
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:32 PM   #4
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How about dessert tacos with ice cream, fruit, sauce, peanuts, etc...

Kind of a TexMex banana split.
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:22 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Aunt Bea
How about dessert tacos with ice cream, fruit, sauce, peanuts, etc...

Kind of a TexMex banana split.
Wow...that is a great idea. Just drizzle on the hot fudge, and we are ready to go!
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:57 PM   #6
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I had some Shrimp Tacos once....Shrimp in place of fish.......
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:16 AM   #7
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Ha Ha, leave it to this group to come up with The Banana Split Taco!

I think I'll try this today for my friends while watching the Nascar Race... but I'm afraid ( after a few beers) that if I put ice cream into a tortilla, and then you try to take a bite, all the filling will wind up on my floor!

I do like the Adobo Sauce Idea though. That sort of sauce and creamy sauces, and fruit type salsas are what are suddenly showing up here lacally..

along with strange new meats like Lengua (tongue), and Chicharones ( sort of soft fried pork skins , kinda like bacon)!

Thanks, Eric Austin Tx.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:28 AM   #8
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If you have a steamer, do a search for Tacos al Vapor (steamed tacos) at: Allrecipes México - Recetas y tips de cocina para Cocineros Mexicanos. They are really different but also taste really good. The recipe I have is in English.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:15 AM   #9
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I don't like tacos made with ground beef anymore after having them carnitas-style with shredded pork or beef some time back. That's not really new but people around here only eat them with ground beef and flour tortillas from a bag.

I tried making corn tortillas from scatch a couple weeks ago, they taste so good. I can't get enough of that corn flavor! I don't have a tortilladora/tortilla press so it's kind of a pain, but if I had one it would be worth doing it every time I needed some.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:20 AM   #10
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Hey Texherp, a side question for you, (or anyone).

I love the flavor of corn tortillas, but don't like the crunchy ones. Is there such a thing as soft corn tortillas that taste the same mostly, but can be folded like a warmed flour tortilla? If so, and someone knows how to make them this way, would you post a recipe in the recipe area, to explain how to make them? I've never made *any* tortillas, so step-by-step directions would be awesome!


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