|two tacos al pastor and a carne asada burrito
I like Mexican food — I just do. No, Mexican food does not stress bacon, but there are other pork products such as al pastor style pork that feature different and delightful flavors. The tortillas should be made while you watch. A tortilla that is more than two minutes old is — stale. (not really, but I like them fresh)
The carne asada burrito (right) is a close rival of Karen’s brisket burrito (Itasca, TX). I’m a three-day drive from Itasca so I’m forced to make do in California.
It’s ok to wrap up half of a burrito and take it home for a snack later…or if you’re a hog, you can order another one to-go.
There are a lot of types of taco. These street tacos, served with the grilled scallions on the side are one kind of wonderful.
When I make tacos at home, I add tomatoes, cheese and olives (because I love olives almost as much as bacon). I also use larger tortillas.
The question of which sauce is best to put on a taco is as old as time itself. I favor tomatillo salsa (above left) and wha’t not to love about guacamole (right) – the proper use of an avocado. There are also at least a dozen styles of guacamole – all of which are good.
Support your local taco stand.