Fresca Street Tacos With Chimichurri And Pico De Gallo

Fresca Street Tacos With Chimichurri And Pico De Gallo
 
Serves: 10-12 street tacos
Ingredients
For the steak and marinade:
  • 12 5-inch Fresca corn tortillas
  • 1½ pounds flank steak
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • Juice and zest of one orange
  • Juice and zest of one lime
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 4 smashed cloves of garlic
  • ½ cup cilantro

For the Chimichurri sauce:
  • ½ of one jalapeño pepper, seeded
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves (about 1 cup packed)
  • 1 bunch Italian parsley leaves (about 1 cup packed)
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

For the Pico de Gallo sauce:
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 green onions, white and green parts, sliced
  • 1 serrano chili, minced
  • 1 handful cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ limes, juiced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
Steak and Marinade Instructions:
  1. In a bowl, mix together ingredients for the marinade, except the corn tortillas. Place steak and onions in a gallon-size zip top bag and pour marinade over the steak. Seal and turn several times to coat well. Let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 hours refrigerated, turning occasionally.
  2. Prepare chimichurri and pico de gallo.
  3. Lightly grill or griddle corn tortillas until soft and pliable. Wrap and keep warm.
  4. Bring steak to room temperature if it has been refrigerated before grilling. Pre-heat grill and cook steak on medium-high heat to desired doneness, or an internal temperature of 135 degrees. Cover with foil and let rest. Before assembling tacos, slice thinly across the grain.

Chimichurri Sauce Instructions:
  1. In a food processer, place jalapeño, garlic and onion and pulse several times. Add cilantro and Italian parsley and pulse again. With food processor running, add olive oil, lime juice, cumin and salt. Set aside.

Pico de Gallo sauce Instructions:
  1. Mix ingredients together and set aside.

For assembly:
  1. Portion out desired amount of sliced grilled steak onto each warm 5-inch corn tortilla.
  2. Top with pico de gallo and chimichurri sauce.

    Additional garnishes: avocado, cotija cheese, cabbage slaw, diced red onion.

 

Fresca Garlic & Herb Tortilla “Bar” Pizza

Fresca Garlic & Herb Tortilla "Bar" Pizza
 
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 1 11-inch Fresca garlic and herb flour tortilla
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup prepared pizza sauce
  • 1½ ounces shredded whole milk mozzarella cheese
  • 1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ ounce thinly sliced pepperoni
  • 4 ounces Italian sausage, cooked in ½-inch chunks
  • 2 ounces mushrooms, optional
  • Basil leaves, roughly torn for garnish
Instructions
  1. Adjust the rack to 6-8 inches below the broiler element and heat broiler to high.
  2. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet (11- or 12-inch) or stovetop griddle over high heat until oil shimmers. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Place tortilla in the skillet. Spread pizza sauce evenly over tortillas to the edges. Sprinkle with mozzarella and half the Parmesan cheese, making sure it overlaps the edges of the tortilla a bit. This will ensure a crispy, cheesy edge.
  4. Add diced bell pepper and top tortilla with pepperoni, sausage chunks and mushrooms (if using). Cook until it is nice and toasty on the bottom.
  5. Place skillet under the broiler and cook until the cheese is melted and starting to brown lightly (about 2-4 minutes).
  6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and the basil. Using a small metal spatula, gently pry the edges of the pizza, releasing the cheese from the skillet. If more crispness is desired on the bottom of tortilla, place skillet over medium heat and cook until it is nicely toasted on the bottom.
  7. Slide pizza out onto a cutting board. Sprinkle basil pieces over pizza. Cut and serve immediately.

 

Pork Verde Tacos

Pork Verde Tacos
 
Ingredients
Salsa Verde Guacamole
Instructions
Tacos
  1. Season pork generously with salt and pepper.
  2. In a skillet over medium-­high heat sear pork on all sides.
  3. Transfer to a pressure cooker and pour verde salsa over top. Cook on high for 45­-50 minutes. Let roast cool and shred.
  4. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine sugar and vinegar. Add red onions and marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  5. To serve, warm tortillas on griddle or in a pan. Fill with pork, onions, cotija cheese, cilantro and verde guacamole. Serve with a lime wedge.
Salsa Verde Guacamole
  1. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil.
  2. Add tomatillos. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Drain.
  3. Place the avocados, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, salt and tomatillos in a food processor. Cover and process until blended. Refrigerate until chilled.

 

Chinese Style Prawn Wrap

Chinese Style Prawn Wrap
 
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Clean and wash the vegetables.
  2. Cut leeks in rings, mushrooms into quarters, the carrot with a crinkle­cut knife. Cut green onions into pieces.
  3. In a pan heat 2 tablespoons canola seed oil and fry the vegetables for 10 minutes add the sprouts and peas at the end. Season heartily with salt, pepper, ginger and coriander.
  4. Peel the garlic, chop finely, heat in 2 tbsp canola seed oil and the prawns fry on both sides for 2­3 minutes. Keep warm with the vegetables.
  5. Meanwhile, in a medium sized baking pan 4 equally sized pancakes. From pepper cut four rings. Serve the pancakes with chili rings on four plates and fill with vegetables and prawns.

 

Korean Bulgogi Beef Tacos

Korean Bulgogi Beef Tacos
 
Ingredients
Korean ­Style Slaw
Soy Lime Dressing:
Instructions
  1. Cut off any excess fat from the short ribs then thinly slice the beef and cut into 1½­inch pieces. Place in a large bowl or in a plastic resealable bag.
  2. In a blender or food processor, blend the soy sauce, mirin, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, scallions and ginger. Pour half of the sauce over the short ribs, ensuring all the beef is covered. Seal tightly and marinate the short ribs in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours and up to 24 hours.
  3. Place the other half of the marinade in a pan and reduce over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thick. Place in a serving bowl and reserve to drizzle on the tacos.
Korean ­Style Slaw
  1. Place the cabbage, daikon, cilantro and scallions together in a medium to large bowl.
Dressing
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, soy sauce, mirin and Sriracha.
  2. Slowly whisk in the olive oil.
  3. Place the dressing in the fridge until ready to use.
Taco Assembly
  1. Heat your griddle to high. Flash cook the meat while simultaneously caramelizing the marinade. Place your short ribs on the griddle. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes and flip. Cook an additional 3 minutes, then wrap the meat in foil and set aside.
  2. Grill up your tortillas. Flip after 45 seconds. Grill for another 45 seconds and remove.
  3. On the grilled tortillas, pile some Korean slaw, dressing, beef, reserved and reduced marinade and extra Sriracha to taste.

 

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