Tacos are great for any day of the week, but you can’t resist Taco Tuesday! No matter what your diet or food preferences are, there’s a taco for everyone. Tacos have transformed into a classic that you can have for breakfast, lunch or dinner with endless recipes. After all, the only bad taco is the one you didn’t eat.
Get your taco fix with the help of these five tips.
Pick the right tortillas. What’s on the outside is just as important as what is on the inside when it comes to tacos. If you want to keep your tacos traditional, stick with 100% corn tortillas. We tend to stay away from hard shells and prefer the soft shells for less of a mess. Heat up your tortillas in a skillet on the stove for about 30 seconds on each side to keep your tacos warm a little more flexible for adding your filling.
Mix up your meats. Get adventurous and try different seasoned meats to switch up your Taco Tuesday routine. Why use ground beef when there are so many other choices? Fish, pork, chicken, duck…the possibilities are endless. You can grill, fry, blacken or smoke your meat as well as marinate it in a variety of seasonings so that you never get bored.
Balance your toppings. Step away from the toppings…don’t overfill your taco! Keep it simple to really savor the flavor of what’s inside. Make a trio of tacos and try different toppings on each. Have a variety of salsas from mild to spicy, taste different types of cheese, always have fresh avocado on hand and experiment with cabbage and lettuce. Shred your own cabbage or lettuce with an Alfa Cut Shredder Plate to keep your ingredients fresh. A squeeze of fresh lime juice on top can pull it all together.
Gather your garnishes. While not everyone is a fan of cilantro, it packs a huge punch in the taste department. The mistake that most people make is using only the leaves of the cilantro and not including the stem. If you’re a lover of cilantro, keep the stems in tact when sprinkling on top of your taco for an even more intense flavor. In addition, try cutting up the white ends of green onions to include in your creation.
Presentation is everything. Who doesn’t love an Instagram-worthy plate of tacos? Some people will argue that presentation is just as important as taste. An American Metalcraft Taco Holder solves two problems at one time: it holds your taco shell for easy preparation and then can be transferred to a plate for beautiful presentation. Then all you need to do is grab your iPhone and snap away.