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Pulled Chicken Tacos (Braised Chicken Thighs)

Chicken thighs are so dirt cheap and are soooooo tasty and juicy that they are perfect for quick cooking and braising alike.

A few weekends ago I really wanted to make some tacos for Cinco de Mayo and I decided that chicken thighs + braising = good idea.  My thought was to make a modified sofrito* as the braising aromatics and add other spices that would infuse a Mexican vibe, this is what I did to make awesomeness.

8 chicken thighs skin on, bone in Half of an onion chopped 4-5 cloves of garlic 1 jalapeno chopped ¼ cup

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Fish Tacos w/ Spicy Lime Sour Cream Cole Slaw (Taco Pescado)

What we now consider a fish taco dates back to the late 50’s and early 60’s had its origins in Baja Mexico although fish tacos probable dates back a thousand years or so.  This surfers’ favorites basic form is made out of battered and fried or grilled white fish, shredded lettuce or cabbage in a citrus sour cream or mayonnaise and topped with salsa, typically pico de gallo and served on a corn or flour tortilla.

This culinary surfer fair has rapidly spread in the last 10 years, I can even find them in my small home town’s restaurant where

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Simple ground beef tacos

An all purpose taco with good amounts of flavor which you can make as hot or mild as you like.  It is also easily modified for personal taste or variety.

1lb 85% ground beef (use tvp* for vegetarian meal) ½  white onion diced ¼ green bell pepper diced 1 jalapeño pepper (optional) leave seeds and ribbing in for more heat 1-2 tsps cumin ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional) ½ tsp oregano ¼ tsp sweet or Hungarian paprika Juice of 1 lime Tortillas, or corn taco shells (use high fiber for healthier option) Salt & pepper to taste

Topping as

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