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Grilled Sweet Potatoes & Asparagus

Grilled Sweet Potatoes & Asparagus

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Best Homemade Guacamole

Best Homemade Guacamole

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Smoky Pulled Pork Street Tacos

Smoky Pulled Pork Street Tacos

smoked pulled pork tacos

Hold the asphalt please 

Pepé was a little confused when I said we were making street tacos. He thought we were going get some asphalt from the road and make it into a taco. His head must be full of gravel. LOL His little chompers might be able to handle that task, but I think I’ll pass and eat these delicious smoked pulled pork tacos with our Jicama Mango Slaw instead. It’s nice have various toppings on hand for you and your guests to customize your street taco to your liking.  Some might want it a little more spicy or sweet than others, so having options is always a nice thing. When assembling these tacos, I must confess I don’t play by the rules. I like just one tortilla instead of the usual two layers of tortilla. I think the tortilla is a “delivery mechanism” (Thanks Nick), and I only want enough to wrap my good stuff up and get it into my mouth.

Smoky Pulled Pork Street Tacos

These smoky, sweet and a bit spicy pulled pork street tacos with a jicama mango slaw will make your mouth happy. They are super easy to make and a nice alternative to your standard taco. You might just even have a better day.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 24 Tacos

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups Jicama Mango Slaw
  • 4 Cups Smoked Pulled Pork
  • 24 Soft Corn Tortillas (street taco size - small)
  • 3 Jalapeños (sliced, optional)
  • Queso Fresco Cheese (optional)
  • BBQ Sauce of Choice (optional)
  • Lime Wedges (optional)
  • Radishes (optional)
  • Cilantro (optional)

Instructions

  • Grill or toast small street taco size soft corn tortillas until slightly warm (too much will make them crunchy).
    small tortillas for street tacos
  • Layer your preferred ingredients from above, pour a margarita or your favorite beverage and enjoy!
    pulled pork street tacos

Notes

Cook time includes time to make Jicama Mango Slaw and assemble tacos. It does not include the time it takes to make the Smoked Pulled Pork. You can substitute shredded chicken in place of the pork if you wish.
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Easy & Healthy Fish Tacos

Easy & Healthy Fish Tacos

Pepe & Claude sombreros

Is there time for tasty taco tuesday tongue twisters today?

Pepé and Claude challenge you to come up with some tasty taco Tuesday tongue twisters of your own while we make these easy and healthy fish tacos, but don’t talk with your mouth full (that drives my hubby crazy). It’s the Tuesday before Cinco de Mayo and these two are getting ready to have their own little fiesta. Señor Pepé and Señor Claude were getting in the mood to make these ‘excelente’, healthy and easy fish tacos by starting out with a margarita. You know what doesn’t go with too many margaritas? Tongue twisters.  Actually, they kinda do… I’m not gonna lie, it’s hilarious. Good thing these tuesday tacos don’t take too long to make. You will be done eating before your tongue is too twisted to talk about Tuesday’s tacos today.

You can use other fish if you like, I just prefer halibut. It’s also a lot healthier and faster since it’s not breaded and deep fried. 

Mix all sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside. You can put your sauce into a squeeze bottle or zip lock bag so you can squeeze it onto your tacos, or just spread it on the tortillas before you add your other ingredients. (sorry I forgot to take a picture of that, but I’m sure you get the idea)

fish taco spice blend

halibut with spice

Season halibut with salt and pepper, then combine the cumin, cayenne pepper, oregano and garlic pepper in a bowl (I like to double or even quadruple this season mixture and put it into a spice jar that I saved – it can be used to season many other recipes). 

garnish for fish tacos

Slice all your garnish.  

avocado with small seed

Pepé and I were thrilled to see such a tiny seed in the avocados.

halibut tacos

Meanwhile, heat tortillas on a griddle, skillet or in the microwave. It only takes about 8-12 seconds in a microwave, so be careful not to overcook tortillas. 

halibut for fish tacos

Slice halibut into small pieces. I use two per taco, but it depends on the size of tortillas. I used 6 inch tortillas, but size really doesn’t matter. 😉

halibut fish tacos

Assemble your tacos with desired garnish and enjoy! 

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Easy & Healthy Fish Tacos

These are some really easy and healthy fish tacos that with a little prep, you can be enjoying them in 30 minutes.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 People

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Pound Halibut filets
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 Flour Tortillas
  • salt and pepper to taste

Seasoning Mix

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

Chipotle Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice (fresh squeezed and strained of pulp)
  • 1 Teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder

Garnish

  • 1 Large Jalapeño (thinly sliced)
  • 3 Ounces Red Cabbage (sliced or shredded)
  • 3 Ounces Onions (I used red, but it won't matter)
  • 3 Ounces Radishes (sliced)
  • 1/2 Large Avocado (sliced)
  • Cilantro (chopped and optional)
  • Lime Wedges

Instructions

  • Mix all sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside. You can put your sauce into a squeeze bottle or zip lock bag so you can squeeze it onto your tacos, or just spread it on the tortillas before you add your other ingredients.
  • Season halibut with salt and pepper, then combine the cumin, cayenne pepper, oregano and garlic pepper in a bowl (I like to double or even quadruple this season mixture and put it into a spice jar that I saved – it can be used to season many other recipes). Sprinkle fish with mix and set aside. Slice all your garnish.
  • Heat skillet on medium high. After skillet is hot, add oil and let that get hot for a minute, then add the seasoned fish fillets. Let them cook on each side for about 2 minutes. Meanwhile, heat tortillas on a griddle, skillet or in the microwave. It only takes about 8-12 seconds in a microwave, so be careful not to overcook tortillas. Assemble your tacos with desired garnish and enjoy!

Notes

I learned that it's better to strain the pulp from the lime before adding it to the chipotle sauce, otherwise it clogs the squeeze bottle.

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