8 Best Taco Recipes From The Taco Project
I can't believe it! I finally made it to the fifty-recipe mark! I have only fifty recipes left to complete my project!
It's been an interesting experience. How do I feel about it? Well, that depends on the day. Ask me one day and you might get, "This is so great. I love creating recipes. I have so many ideas!" Ask me a week later and it could be more like, "I can't imagine eating tacos this often for six more months. What will I make? Ugh. I don't know . . . " Ha ha. Overall, I'm glad I did it. I'm learning a lot.
I thought I would celebrate with a "best of" post! I thought about doing the top 5, but there are so many good ones! A top 10 list seems like overkill, because that would mean that 20% of the recipes would be in the top 10. Maybe not as special??? I don't know. After debating with myself, I decided to highlight my top 8 recipes so far! If you were to try just one of my taco recipes, these would be at the top of my list! I'll present them in the order in which they were created:
This was the recipe that made me realize how good brunch tacos could be. I remember making a huge mess in the kitchen (there are quite a few steps involved), but I also remember us having a fabulous Sunday morning/afternoon and eating a concoction that we will remember forever! Someday, when I'm done with this project, I'll make these again. With the mimosas! :)
10. Fall-Spiced Chicken Tacos with Cilantro-Pumpkin Seed Slaw, Roasted Red Pepper Salsa, and Spanish Cheese
This recipe has so many amazing flavors - spicy chicken, a delectable salsa, the crunch of pumpkin seeds, and a nutty Spanish cheese. It calls for pumpkin ale, but I'm sure any flavorful amber or brown ale would work if pumpkin ale doesn't happen to be "in season".
I made these on a evening when I was feeling some nostalgia about the tacos we used to have when I was a kid, which was way before it was easy to be a "foodie". Our main kitchen resource was an old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook - definitely no internet! We really enjoyed this renovation of the old classic, even if it may not be authentic. Someday, I'm going to make these for my mom! :)
This was a really fun recipe! I made it during the month of October (of course) and tried to celebrate certain aspects of German food while still staying true to the spirit of my taco project! We loved these! I remember that there was too much cheese sauce - I made a note about that in the original recipe. The red cabbage mixture was soooo good!
These turkey tacos happened on a night when I really wasn't sure what I was going to make! I just threw a bunch of stuff in a shopping cart and this was the result. I like them because they're kind of different, but they still have a lot of traditional taco elements - spice, salsa, avocado! I haven't made these again yet (because my current focus is on creating new recipes) but I will. I'll look forward to them, too!
These tacos were inspired by a shrimp taco that I've ordered a few times from a restaurant in Tucson. I was really happy with them. Spicy and a little bit sweet - what's not to like? The deep frying is a little messy, but they're worth it! :)
I don't even think I need to say anything about these. Bananas. Nutella. Boozy whipped cream. Serve them with bacon on the side and swoon. You're welcome.
We love fish tacos in our house. There is a recipe from the January 2000 issue of Gourmet magazine
(based on one from Rubio's) that I've made for years. Sometimes, on taco night, my husband requests them and I have to remind him that I'm trying to create recipes, not remake ones that I already know are good. He's such a good sport.
Well, these are legit fish tacos that I came up with on my own. We both loved them. Spicy and sweet - here we go again with those flavors! If you like fish tacos, you'll love these!
That's it for now. If you've made any of my recipes, or even just read them, thank you. I appreciate it. Here's to 50 more! O.o I love tacos!
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No, really, I do. Ha ha! :)
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