Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tu Quieres Taco Bell?

My fondness for Mexican food came about after I moved to Sunset Park, a neighborhood that is dominated mostly by Mexicans and thereby features restaurants that serve some of the most authentic and above-average Mexican food.  Prior to my exposure to the Mexican cuisine, my knowledge of Mexican food was limited to what was served at Taco Bell, particularly chicken quesadillas and soft beef tacos, the only items that I believe I have ever ordered off their menu.  I never knew how much more the cuisine had to offer!  There's fajitas, tortas, enchiladas, nachos, and TACOS!  Their culinary creations are full of so much flavor and spice that I decided to take another shot at making tacos.

I marinated chicken breast with some salt, cumin, chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes and lime juice.  Smacked them on the grill until they were cooked through because as Gordon Ramsay emphasizes on and on: YOU CANNOT SERVE RAW CHICKEN!  I had a taste of the chicken and was surprised by how flavorful it was with just a few condiments.  Mexicans sure know how it's suppose to be done!

Tacos taste incomplete if they weren't paired with some healthy veggies, specifically tomatoes, onions and peppers, so I made sure to throw in some of these diced veggies in my taco.  My favorite part, however, is the guacamole.  I like to smear them on top of my filling and dab a chunk at the end of each bite.

As aforementioned, this is my second attempt at making tacos.  My first attempt wasn't horrible, but definitely wasn't fun because I tried making my own whole-wheat tortilla.  I learned my lesson this time as I used store-bought corn tortillas.  All it took was some heating up on the pan, which saved me a lot of time and stress!


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  1. Oh no! Taco Bell is NOT Mexican cuisine, as much as Panda Express is NOT Chinese cuisine! Hahaha! I'm glad you discovered the true extent of Mexican cuisine!

    Si, yo quiero tu taco!!

  2. @Sophia - I know! Should never consider fast food any type of cuisine!! And you can have my taco! lol

  3. Mexicans would shake their heads if they were to go to a Taco Bells, definitely not mexican food.
    Did you make your own guacamole, very easy and really adds to the whole experience.

  4. @Medifast - Yes, I made my own guacamole! It was the best part of the taco! lol

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