If you’ve read my columns over the years, you know I love traditional tacos. The simplicity of tender corn tortillas holding delicious morsels of perfectly seasoned foods cannot be improved. They are also remarkable simply to make at home, especially if you keep tortillas, cilantro and hot sauce on hand.
What to drink with tacos: For beer, try a Bohemia Lager. For nonalcoholic, agua fresca or Hibiscus iced tea.
UPDATE: Love tacos? Check out my taco template here, where you’ll find an easy technique for traditional tacos plus many filling options, including potato-chorizo, mushrooms, shrimp and more.
In today’s Seasonal Pantry, I sing the praises–and not for the first time–of traditional tacos. You can read that column, which includes recipes for Tacos al Carbon (meat) and Tacos Hongos (mushrooms), here. In the column, I promise to post links to other recipes for tacos and that call for tortillas from the Seasonal Pantry archives, so here they are.
Do you make tacos at home? What is your favorite method and favorite filling? Please share in the comment section below.
Chorizo Verde, Potato & Zucchini Tacos
Chorizo & Eggs with Salsa Verde & Tortillas
Snapper Ceviche with Corn Tortillas
Shrimp & Avocado Tacos with Avocado-Lime Sauce
Wild Gulf Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage Salsa
Skirt Steak Fajitas with Caramelized Onions and Flour Tortillas
My Favorite Chile Verde When I first wrote this, in 2005, I suggest either corn or flour tortillas. Today, I say corn.
My thoughts on taco trucks and other food trucks, from the summer of 2011
Tortilla Tips from 2005, plus Cheese Enchiladas Verde from Rosie’s Cantina