In Honor of My Heritage, I thought I would give all of you a few tips for a great 5 de Mayo Celebration at home! So invite a few people over and Enjoy!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mexican food. But it has to be authentic Mexican food where you can taste the fresh cilantro and different flavors! My son’s favorite are my taco’s and Grandma’s Salsa Verde! They are SUPER easy to make and trust me, will be a favorite of your family too!
Ok - I hate to tell you that I do not measure anything when I cook so please bear with me. This will take you about ½ hour from start to finish.
- Chop up a few tomatoes, 1 onion, & a handful of cilantro; put each in a small dish, these are for garnishing.
- Take a can of Black beans (if you have left over from the night before even better!) drain them and throw them in a pan with some already sautéed onion, pepper, garlic and olive oil. Fry that up - literally - until thick. I like to take a small strainer and strain some of the beans to add consistency to them. Put them aside - also for garnishing
- Take 3 sirloin steaks and season them with Adobo and fresh garlic. Cut them into strips and fry those up in VERY hot corn oil (do not ask me why but preferably Mazola). Put them aside, they are to fill your tacos with.
- Ok - the tortillas. NEVER EVER EVER use any of the "boxed" stuf! No good! La Virgen de Guadalupe would cringe! LOL Take your tortillas and warm them up on the grill of your stove. If you’re scared of the heat, use a dry pan. You want them warm, not charred. As soon as they come off the stove, stuff them with the meat - not too much or they will crack and besides, remember you want enough room for all of the garnish! Fold them in half and pile them up so that you have them ready to fry - the frying is fast.
- In a frying pan, you want to bring some oil (fresh Mazola - lol) to a nice HOT temperature. Slide a taco - probably 2 fit - into the hot oil and be ready to turn over in about 1 minute to the next side. Another minute or so until crispy and they are done. Put all the fried tacos in individual servings (usually in sets of 4) and let everyone start stuffing with their favorite garnishing.
- Lastly - you may want to get some Crema Mexicana (Mexican’s don’t do Sour Crème!) and drizzle over your tacos.
While I cannot give you the recipe to my Abuelita’s Salsa Verde - I CAN tell you that Goya makes a nice Salsa Verde.
Ok - since this is a “family dinner” I like to wash these babies down with Mandarin Jarritos but they come in all great flavors like Tamarindo and Fresa.
Orale - a comer !
if you have any questions at all - call me!