TACO TUESDAY. I seriously don’t think I’ve ever posted tacos on a Tuesday. Who am I?
I figured before it’s bullz-out holiday madness, we’ll grub on something not-so-bullz-out holiday madness.
Like shrimp tacos! But I threw in sweet potatoes because October. Don’t get mad.
And I made them little so you can eat 145.
This is SO not an ad, but have you seen those little street tortillas at the store? They’re like, TINY TORTILLAS. Especially the corn ones. Super teenz. I just discovered them a few weeks ago and I can’t quit them. The size makes me feel comfortable about my life. (You know how I don’t like overly big things. Like giant letters off a building on the side of the road. We cannot have that.)
Street tortillas to the mental health rescue!
So for the shrimp, I barely dusted the (thawed and shelled!) buggers with cumin, salt and pepper. I forgot to photograph the cumin part because I was contemplating some horror movie all up in my psyche lurkin’ around.
But just sear them up. Boom.
In the meantime, you’ll have cubed up a sweet potato and roasted it along side a couple heads of whole garlic. This is a really good thing happening in your life right now.
And for that cabbage? Shred it suuuuper finely, like with a mandolin if you have one. Otherwise, take a sharp knife and thinly shave it. Like street tacos! You know.
And for that crema? Dear heavenly face holes. Take that roasted garlic and pinch it out of its skins. Then in a small food processor, combine the sour cream, softened roasted garlic, a bit of lime juice, and a pinch of salt. Whiiiiiiiizzzzzzzzzaaaaa until it’s a luscious crema and your life falls apart before your very eyes.
And there you have it.
BUT! There’s a trick to all of this. A super simple, often-overlooked trick that WAKES these tacos up. And that is…to blister your tortillas! CHAR ‘EM UP. Turn your gas flame on, and get the tortillas slightly blackened in places on both sides of the tortillas.
Listen, I don’t know nothing ’bout birthin’ babies . . . – wait, that’s something else.
I don’t know nothing ’bout tortilla chemistry, but this MAKES THE TACOS. Completely changes the flavor and texture of the tortillas, once they’ve slightly steamed themselves and gotten blistered on the flame. DO THIS.
Layer up. Garnish up. Squirt up. Drizzle up.
Look how tiny! Obsessed.