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Archive for the month “August, 2013”

Taco Tuesdays

Hey Folks,

yup, it’s me again. I’m going to try once again to get this thing going on a regular basis. It might be easier to have shorter posts, with lots of photos! I’m sure you’d enjoy that, too.

Well, I’ve implemented semi-regular “Taco Tuesdays” at home. Not that I know much about Mexican cuisine at all, but I try different things that end up in tortillas. Tonight, I made chicken carnitas with leftover chicken.

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Here’s the chicken. I fried it in a little oil, added garlic, cinnamon sticks, orange, lemon, and lime wedges, whole dried chilies, chicken stock, canned tomatoes, and various spices (cumin, paprika, chili powder, chipotle). Then I let it simmer for a long time.

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I also grilled some corn on the stove, which was then garnished with chili powder, paprika, and lime sea salt.

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Checking in on the carnitas… The liquid has boiled down and thickened, just the way I wanted it.

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A fresh tomato, cucumber, and red onion salad on the side.

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I toast the tortillas over the stove… and voila!

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It was very delicious, as you might imagine. This is definitely a meal I’ll make again.

Till soon – hopefully!

Carolynn

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