Lime and Pepper Fish Tacos + Pico de Gallo

Summer 2014 is going fantastic! Amazing hot weather here in MONTREAL with tons of festivals, Concerts, movie films around the city, and many other stuff, don’t know if you know but Montreal is a very multicultural city where you have 2 official languages, French and English and I just simply love it! Specially during summer.

Although I haven’t been so active with LIKEINMEXICOYou might  not want to know why, but I’ll say it. Because I’ve been watching the WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2014 !!!! My favourite teams are out of the world cup unfortunately, obviously my team was and is MEXICO  (that btw #noerapenal).
I supported all the South American teams, and today I go for Argentina, is the last South American team in the World Cup and I want the cup to stay here in America! (sorry, did I tell you I am a big fútbol/soccer fan? are you a soccer fan?

As I’ve been watching the World Cup, I have prepared different Antojitos/Appetizers to accompany during games, and here is one the many I’ve prepared.

Lime and Pepper Fish Tacos + Pico de Gallo 

LIME AND PEPPER FISH TACOS

I love this recipe because it brings many Mexican flavours together, first lime and pepper with a touch of the Authentic Salsa Pico de Gallo plus Basic Salsa.

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Steak Street Tacos Style [Tacos de Carne Asada] + 5 de Mayo Tacos Ideas

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Steak Street Tacos Style [Tacos de Carne Asada]

I can eat tacos todos los días , no question at all. Do you?
If you wonder why I can eat tacos everyday here is the answer and is very simple, because there are so many types of tacos! Although, that does not mean I eat tacos every day, but could do so LOL

Tacos may sound simple, but I believe tacos are VERY versatile, and are almost like a fiesta! Mira-Look… tacos are good as a quick snack, appetizers, fast and furious full meal, feed big crowds, kids love them and adults drool for them… you should make tacos soon, don’t you think?

Don’t forget the classic way of prepare #AuthenticTacos. Add finely chopped white onion along with cilantro, splash of lime,  and of course la salsa, Remember … a taco without salsa is not a good taco. The salsa does not have to be spicy, it’s just to give an extra flavour.

Since #5deMayo is just around the corner, why not to get some inspirations for those who celebrate in a very Mexican way. Note: In México do not celebrate May 5 as celebrated in the U.S.. While it is a memorial day for the Batalla of Puebla (battle of Puebla) which took place on May 5 of 1862 near the city of Puebla During the French intervention in Mexico. The battle ended in a victory for the Mexican Army over the French occupying forces. But it is no cause for celebration in Mexico. The day Mexicans (in Mexico) celebrate is the day of the independence of México and that day is September 16.

Here is a list of tacos ideas and to show you how many different tacos exist:

1. Tacos de bistec/ Steak Tacos (Recipe Below)
2. Tacos al Pastor
3. Tacos de suadero
4. Tacos de Barbacoa
5. Tacos de Adobada
6. Tacos de Pescado/ Fish Tacos
7. Tacos de Camaron
8. Tacos de Guisado/ Stew Tacos (ex. poblano strips, shredded chicken, potatoes with chorizo, picadillo, Nopales con Huevo, etc)
9. Crispy Taquitos/Taquitos Dorados
10. Tacos de Tripitas
11. Texmex Tacos
12. Tacos de chorizo con queso
13. Tacos de cachete /pork cheeks tacos
14. Tacos de Costillita/Short Ribs tacos
15. Tacos de Canasta
16. Veggie Tacos (ex. Hibiscus Flower tacos, Mushrooms,cactus, Roasted Vegetables, etc)
17. Tacos de Chilorio
18. Tacos de Frijoles con Queso

See? This is the reason why I can eat tacos everyday, there are so many varieties. Don’t you think? and Adding a side dish to the tacos like rice, beans, guacamole, salad, quinoa (just to mention a few) makes a perfect meal.

Steak Street Tacos Style {Tacos de Carne Asada}

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Steak Street Tacos Style / Tacos de Carne Asada
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Salsa Verde + Cilantro and Onion
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Salsa Verde
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Steak Street Tacos Style all dressed

Steak Street Tacos Style Recipe

If you ever had tried #AuthenticTacos – Street Tacos in México, you know better know that street  tacos are a different category, another dimension, I mean, are the best! with it’s unique and special flavour, but … If you haven’t tried Mexican Street Tacos, well you must prepare this Steak Street Tacos Recipe.
The secret for this Steak Street Tacos Recipe is the quality of the meat, I’m not using a lot of spices… This recipe calls for very few ingredients, so no excuses to don’t make your own tacos!

Serves: 6 people
Prep Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

Steaks Tacos
– 2 Steaks Prime Sirloin
– 2 Steaks Rib Eye
– 1 Pinch of cumin (for each steak/each side)
– 1 tbsp cooking oil or lard
– Salt and Pepper to taste 
– Corn Tortillas or flour Tortillas
– Limes
– Cilantro and White Onion, finely chopped (a must)
– Guacamole (Optional)
Salsa Verde or Salsa of your choice (a must)

Preparation:

1. Make sure to take the steaks out of the fridge 10- 15  min before start cooking
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2. Rub the steaks with pepper, salt and cumin. Let the steaks rest/marinate for 5 – 10 min.

3. Pre heat on high heat a cast iron skillet or a grill and add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil or lard.

4. Place the steaks and cook for 2 min on one side and 3 min on the other side (depends of the thickness of the steaks, it may vary between 2 min and 3 min per side) Tip: to keep the steaks warm, wrap them in aluminium foil.

5. Let the steaks  rest for 1 – 2 min and cut diagonally across the grain into thin strips, then chopped them in small cubes.

6. Warm up the tortillas in the comal or another skillet, wrap them in a clean kitchen towel or wax paper to keep tortillas warm and moist.

7. Prepare the tacos, add 1 or 2 tablespoon of the chopped meat in the tortilla and place on the table salsa, guacamole, onion, cilantro and limes.

Buen Provecho!

Viva Mexico! Viva la Mexican Food!

Val

Chorizo con Papas Receta – Mexican Chorizo with Potatoes Recipe

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Mexican Chorizo + Papas – Mexican Chorizo + Potatoes

I just posted the recipe to make Mexican Chorizo|Homemade. Don’t know if you are wonder, and what I am gonna cook with the chorizo? well, here is one of the most easy, traditional, tasty recipe using chorizo, Chorizo con Papas which means chorizo with Potatoes.

La Receta – The Recipe: Mexican Chorizo + Papas – Chorizo + Potatoes

 

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Mexican Tacos vs TexMex Tacos + Recipe

Mexican Tacos vs TexMex Tacos
Mexican Tacos vs TexMex Tacos

If you wonder why Mexicans get offended when others (who are not Mexicans) think that tex mex tacos  are the same than tacos eaten in México, here the answer.
And the Mexican who is offended when someone offers you some tacos tex mex why not test my infusion and tell me if you liked. (of course, nothing can substitute our beloved Authentic Traditional Mexican Tacos).

Mexican Tacos vs TexMex Tacos

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Los Cabos #2 + Baja Style Tacos Recipe

MAS TACOS POR FAVOR! 

I will not lie, but when we got to Los Cabos, I was dying to eat good tacos with a good tasty salsa, lime and salt 😉

When we got to the hotel in Los Cabos, first thing I asked the bellman was: Do You know where we can go eat some good tacos? – Those what we eat here? He asked me, – Yes! I mean Authentic tacos, a good taco stand/taqueria I said, by now he knew what I was talking about and, since we were in Los Cabos we had to try out the famous Baja style tacos.
Later the bellman explained to us how to get to one of the best seafood taqueria in Los Cabos – Los Claros.

Fish Baja style Tacos

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