Street Tacos & Friends

Last Tuesday evening I had the pleasure of hosting a few great friends of mine in the Crème Kitchen. And guess what... Street Tacos were back! Always a crowd favorite! 

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On the menu : Fresh Guacamole with Homemade Corn Chips, Pork Carnitas Tacos with Jalapeno Slaw, Roasted Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Charred Mexican Corn, and Sopapillas with Cajeta (aka the most heavenly homemade caramel sauce!)

You can't serve a Street Taco menu without some fresh guacamole. Everyone had a chance to help with the avacados! 

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Keep it simple with avocados and a handful of ingredients.  There is nothing better than warm, homemade corn chips fresh out of the oven to serve it with.

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Now let's talk shrimp tacos. I pair Charred Mexican Corn with the Roasted Chipotle Shrimp.  The shrimp is super quick and easy so we started on the corn.  You can roast corn in the oven like you would other vegetable. Oil, salt, pepper...and roast away!

For the shrimp, Place thawed shrimp in a ziploc with a three ingredient marinade.  Shake (my helper did a fabulous job! ;-) ).  Pour on a baking sheet and bake until pink.

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Now on to taco #2... the jalapeño slaw is the perfect compliment to the pork taco.  

Toss the slaw, diced jalapenos, green onions and your favorite homemade slaw dressing.  Chill until time to serve.

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Ahh the Magic Pot. Mix all the pork carnitas ingredients in a pot, cook down, & let it simmer.  It's truly a one pot wonder!


Shrimp & Pork Carnitas street tacos... dinner is served! 

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While my students enjoyed their tacos, I prepared the grand finale: Sopapillas!  Flash fry, shake with cinnamon sugar, and serve with warm Cajeta!


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This night was so much fun! I am so happy I could share this delicious Street Taco menu with you. Now let's see your recreations! 

xoxo

Paula

Flavors of Fall

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My inspiration behind this menu was my students. I've received numerous requests for all 3 courses. Who wouldn't want to learn how to make chili & cinnamon rolls from scratch in less than 3 hours? I was so pleased to have the opportunity to share these decadent recipes & create my "Flavors Of Fall" menu.  


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Before we got started I was honored to welcome another member into the Baker’s Dozen. Tammy, what a pleasure it is to have you in my classes. 

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I hope you have learned a few tips and tricks while in the Crème Kitchen, excited to have you for many more! 


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Harvest Cheese Board with a rustic twist. I feature a variation of textures and taste that will bring a balance to every bite.  

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What a perfect way to start the evening! 


My Autumn Chili Con Carne recipe features two kinds of meat, my choice for the evening was ground chuck & beer brats. Brought together with a wide variety of seasonings, four types of tomatoes, and a bottle of beer. All these hearty ingredients simmer with an herb bundle which brightens & freshens up the dish.  

 

Garnished with a seasoned tortilla bite, a dollop of sour cream and chopped green union. Make sure you enjoy by a cozy fire! 

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The Cinnamon Rolls are iced with a decadent spread made from scratch. Add all the room temp. ingredients into a mixer & mix well! 

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It's time to work on the cinnamon roll dough. One by one add the ingredients and give it a good stir. Next, knead with hands until you have a nice, smooth ball form. Now, roll the dough out into a large rectangle, and add the filling. Then roll it back up & slice! 

Finished off in the oven & iced while warm. YUM! 

Sinful Cinnamon Rolls... they got their name for a reason ;-) SO GOOD! 

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Tonight was fun. Thank you for allowing me to share this menu with you! 

I always say, if you leave the Créme Kitchen full and learned at least 1 new thing - I've done my job!

Now - off to sweet dreams about those cinnamon rolls... zzz YUMMY! 

xoxo 

Paula 

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The first Crème Conquest - US Bank

This past Wednesday we made an exciting announcement! We introduced a super unique and fun event available in the Creme kitchen-the Creme Conquest! 

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What better way to bring delicious food and colleagues together than with learning new recipes, getting creative, and better yet, competition!

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Let me explain the Crème Conquest... 

First the group is divided into 3 teams. Then, each team gets a few minutes to discuss strategy.

The goal is to try to figure out what dish I created with the given ingredients. Then, as a team, create the best version of what they assume the entree may be. Once the entree is complete - repeat for the dessert. 

If a group gets stumped - they can ask a chef (that's me!) up to 3 questions. 


Now it's time to create the entree... ready... set... go! 

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The timer started & each team dashed to grab their ingredients!  


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The competition was in full swing! 

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the timer ticked to 0 and then we judge.

And the winner is team 1! 

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It's time to start the dessert. The groups got 5 minutes to discuss & the timer started!  

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The creative juices were flowing! 


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One more deliberation & the winner for the dessert round was team 2! 

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At the end of the conquest everyone enjoyed my secret signature dish while learning how I created it! Team bonding never tasted so good! 

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To book your Company Crème Conquest contact christy@cremedelacremeomaha.com