So far, I have explored Japanese culture by making sushi, tried my hand at a traditional french dessert, cooked some delicious authentic Italian meals, and many more. To further my international cooking, I decided to make tacos which are a staple to the Mexican cuisine.
I started by purchasing small, soft, corn tortillas, because this is the traditional base for tacos in Mexico and I wanted to keep the recipe as authentic as possible. Then, I had to choose the meat I was going to fill them with. Traditionally, taco fillings include beef, chicken, pork, or seafood, but I chose steak, because I was familiar with cooking this meat and it appeared in several authentic taco recipes I researched.
The most important part of the taco is the seasoning of the meat. If the meat is not seasoned correctly, it will be flavorless and dry, so it is important to get it right. There are many premade seasoning packages available, but the recipe I decided to use made its own seasoning, so I gave it a try. It was a pretty complicated recipe, but I think it did the trick and the meat was prepared pretty well.
In addition, I made homemade salsa as opposed to store bought, because I wanted the toppings to be as fresh as possible. The salsa I made turned out a little runny, so next time I made this I would possibly try not to blend the ingredients together as much. After I made this, I placed the meat in the taco shells, covered it with the salsa, and sprinkled on a little cheese for extra flavor.
This recipe included a lot of challenging tasks such as marinating steak and making the salsa, so it was very time consuming. However, the result was worth it, because the tacos were very good and much different than something I would get at California Tortilla. Overall, I would recommend this recipe, but only if you have the time and patience to see it through.