Taco (and Tequila) Tuesday

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“Carne Asada Taco” Cedar Park, 2020

It was Taco Tuesday at the Fujimoto house! This time, we had carne asada from Trader Joe’s. It was yummy!

And before we feasted on tacos, we pre-gamed it with some Espolòn tequila. A combination for the ages. 😄

Carnitas Tacos

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“Carnitas Tacos” Cedar Park, 2020

Tonight we had carnitas tacos for dinner, which is one of my favorite foods. In fact, whenever carnitas is on the menu at the restaurant, it immediately jumps to the top spot among the other dishes. 😀

I used this Instant Pot Carnitas recipe today, which is a new one for me. It’s similar to others I’ve used, but it adds a decent amount of lime juice to the meat before cooking which was something that I hadn’t done before. The rest of the family said they didn’t taste the lime, but I think it added a little something extra which was good. Overall, I liked this recipe a lot, and will use it again. It’s not too heavily spiced, so the flavor of the pork comes through nicely. A previous recipe had me add a can of chipotle peppers to the meat, and while it tasted good, it overpowered the meat and is not what I was used to. So I prefer this simpler recipe. And the Instant Pot makes it incredibly easy to make!

We enjoyed the meat with corn tortillas, Serrano peppers, cilantro, onion, lime, and avocado. We also had a jar of homemade salsa from a friend, which complemented the dish perfectly. It was a yummy meal for sure. 🌮💗

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“Taco Dinner” Cedar Park, 2020

I hope you had a great day!

Taco Dinner

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“Shrimp Tacos” Cedar Park, 2020

Tonight’s dinner: Beer-battered shrimp with creamy jalapeño cabbage slaw, garnished with lime, cilantro, Crema Mexicana, and hot sauce. Super-yummy!

Instant Pot Carnitas Tacos

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“Two Tacos” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

A few days ago I bought a 3.75 lb. pork butt at the supermarket, and that means it’s time for carnitas tacos! Ever since we got our Instant Pot, making carnitas has become super-easy. It’s actually not difficult to make carnitas even without the pressure cooker, but with it, it’s really simple.

I’ve experimented with a few different recipes, but this time I wanted to go basic. The recipe is basically salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, and half a cup of beer. Cut the pork into 2-inch cubes, more or less, put everything into the Instant Pot, and cook on high pressure for 60 minutes.

After it’s done, transfer the meat into a large bowl and use two forks to shred the pork. Give it a taste to make sure it’s salted to your liking, and the meat is ready to be eaten! But, if you like it a little crispy, you can put the meat into a hot skillet and brown it up. That’s my preferred way.

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“Taco Ingredients” Cedar Park, 2019

For toppings, we had onion, cilantro, avocado, lime, lettuce, jalapeño, and salsa. Add to that some rice and beans, and you have the classic taco meal. It was yummy!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2, 1/75 sec, ISO400
“Taco Plate” Cedar Park, 2019

I hope you had a nice day!

またね〜

Fancy Tacos

"Octopus Taco" Austin, 2019
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“Octopus Taco” Austin, 2019

Today I got an octopus taco from a new truck that stopped by the office. I was disappointed with it because it tasted quite bland. It looks like it would be bursting with flavor, but it was not so… Oh well, I had to give it a try anyways.

"Taco Truck" Austin, 2019
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“Taco Truck” Austin, 2019