Kiss the Cook Tacos With a Twist
I was born and raised in the restaurant business, my brothers convinced my parents to open a little restaurant in 1989 and our family has been weird ever since. My brother Carlos has made a career breaking all the rules when it comes to a menu. He will pair ingredients that I swear I won't enjoy, and after I try it I beg him to put it on one of his restaurants menu's. I'm convinced when Carlos was in college he made up the game on Food Network where chef's are handed a basket with ingredients and make a delicious plate. He has always thought outside of the box when he steps into a kitchen, so I'll try and do the same with Kiss the Cook.
One of the most popular sausages here in the Ark-La-Tex is Down Home Meats, have you ever had Down Home Meat sausage in a taco? Well, now you can! Try it out and let me know what you think here.
First, you'll need a green sauce, here's a quick easy recipe for a Salsa Verde just in case you want to make one yourself!
1 pound tomatillos
1/2 of a large finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 serrano chile peppers (if you don't want a spicy sauce try jalapenos instead)
1 Cup of chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
2 cups water
- Place tomatillos, onion, garlic, and chile pepper into a saucepan with olive oil. Wait until the tomatillos are soft and the onions and peppers looked cooked. Normally it takes 5 to 7 minutes.
- Take the peppers out cut the stems off. Put everything in the saucepan and put in the blender. Add the cilantro, oregano, cumin, garlic, and salt; pour in water.
- Using a blender, carefully puree the everything until smooth.
- Wait for the Salsa Verde to cool down and put it in a bowl to serve.
To make the meat for the Taco's al Pastor you'll need:
1 Pack of Down Home Meat Sausage (I used the Hot)
1 large onion
1 cup of crushed pineapple.
1 Tablespoon of Mexican Seasoning (Or Tony's Seasoning)
- Cut the sausage into small pieces, along with the onion.
- Put a saucepan over medium heat, add sausage let it cook for 3-5 minutes the longer the better!
- Add the chopped onions and mix it with the sausage
- After 3 minutes add the pineapple and Mexican seasoning and mix it all together for 3 minutes.
I prefer corn tortillas with my tacos, and Robin the Intern loved the flour.
Hope you love your next Taco Tuesday!