And welcome to today’s episode of Tacos Are The Best Food Ever.
I don’t mean to be super obvious here, but we have some really delicious things going on in the food department right now that you need to know about. Starting with thin strips of caramelized pork tucked into a soft corn tortilla, moving on to fresh cucumber pineapple cilantro salsa, and finishing with a chili mayo sauce over the top because SAUCE RULES THE WORLD.
I’m just a little obsessed.
When I read the book Bread and Wine about a year ago, one of my favorite concepts/takeaways from the book was this idea that anything can be made into a few certain super-flexible recipes.
Soup, for example. Just about any combination of random ingredients that might happen to be hiding in the depths of the produce drawer of the fridge can probably be made into soup. It might be a scary soup – I’ll give you that. But with a little water, a little salt, a few spices… no biggie. You’ve got a basic soup.
Or stir fry. Assuming you have some sort of grain or rice – or maybe not even because you’re just going to create more of a stir-fry-meets-hash situation" I wouldn’t be mad – you can almost guarantee that any random ingredient combination can become something resembling a stir fry.
And that’s sort of how I feel about these tacos, in the most scrappy, hungry, wonderful way.
They are coming to your face today in TACO FORM. Make no mistake – taco form is the original. This is where it’s at. Warm tortilla stuffed to the brim with all those colors and textures and the Sweet Salty Spicy trifecta. But if you’re a person who sort of takes these things called recipes and runs with them into crazy food places ( hiii), this is an open invitation for you to reincarnate these tacos into a new food form.
After we devoured the tacos themselves, I found myself bringing this combo back to life in SALAD FORM (toppings + meat o...