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