3.23.2007

Tacos Al Pastor




Ok, so Steve and I have been on mission to make some authentic tacos similar to those back in the Southwest. We bought the masa mix and we were determined to make out own tortillas. It turns out you really do need a tortilla press to get the right. We tried and tried but it just wasn't quite the same. They tasted right but they looked like little mongrels. We stewed some pork for a couple of hours in this extra spicy chili sauce/stew I brewed up. We had tons of fresh lime to squeeze on, diced red onions, cilantro and some fried mexixan queso, and diced tomatos. it was a hell of a lot of work for this dinner but well worth it. Eat your heart out taco bell.

4 comments:

joseph said...

A tortilla press is a wonderful thing. We bought a bag of Masa harina and after trying without the press and having a mostly-full bag we ended up getting the press. The tortillas come out really great.

Trevor said...

I haven't touched the bag since either. I'm trying to hunt down an old heavy cast iron press!

itkollo said...

Tortillas come out great but mexican food is never simple. There is a great kit to make tacos al pastor at home and includes the small tortillas and a video, check it out at www.alpastororiginal.com

itkollo said...

That is great!! Mexican food may be informal but is not easy or simple to make. There is a great kit to make tacos al pastor that even includes a video, check it out at www.alpastororiginal.com