Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Basic Cooking Tip of The Week 2

How to fry a taco shell:
To make 12 taco shells, heat 3/4 oil over medium high heat, it should be hot enough in 3 minutes. Add the tortilla like this
Then lift up one side and fold in half like this
Then flip to the other side
Cook each shell this way until they are light brown on both sides, transfer to a paper towel lined plate, so they can drain off any excess oil.

Enjoy with your favorite taco fillings!

Steak Tacos

2 steaks(I use top sirloin or new york) cut into bite size chunks
1/4c. taco seasoning(homemade or packaged)
1/4c. water
1 lime
14 corn tortillas, fried
Toppings-finely chopped cilantro, diced onion, sriracha thai chili sauce or salsa, avocado, grated cheese

Make It:
Heat a large skillet to medium high, toss steak with taco seasoning. Spray pan and add steak. Cook about 3 minutes until browned, stirring to get an even brown. Add water bring to a low simmer and reduce heat to low, stir occasionally, cook 5-10 minutes until sauce thickens. Meanwhile in a small sauce pan heat oil and fry tortillas. Prep toppings. Squeeze lime on steak and stir. Take a taco shell add meat, cheese, sriracha, cilantro, onion, one piece of sliced avocado. Enjoy!

A little info about sriracha, its a thai chili sauce you find in the asian food section at the market. It is spicy and a little sweet. Start with a little. After a couple trys you will love it! I put it on tacos, mix it in soy sauce to pour on rice, add to stir fry sauce, dip steak in it, and put it on my sushi.