What should i put on my taco?
- lestblight Aug 5, 2010 11:15 AM
1. will be carnitas made with coke and served with Cacahaute salsa
do you think it needs some more garnish ? onion? cheese? etc?
The other taco will be skirt steak.
for a marinade im using the alton brown marinade found here
this one i thought i could load up with some more.. lets say salsa verde. and some cotija .
your thoughts or suggestions of pairings?
The traditional garnishes would be chopped onion and cilantro, with a wedge of lime, radish and/or pickled carrots and jalapenos and/or grilled or braised whole green onions on the side. If you want to use cheese, a pinch of crumbled cotija (or a ricotta salata if cotija isn't available in your area) is acceptable.
re: Ruth Lafler
Ruth speaks the truth: chopped white onion, chopped fresh cilantro, and some lime (maybe some salsa, if you want). You've spent so much time and effort on the meats, don't mask them with too many condiments. You can always serve some other dishes on the side (beans/dairy/guacamole/salads/etc).
Typically I put salsa verde on the carnitas and save salsa cacahuate for something leaner. It's a tasty salsa that I would pretty much leave to stand alone, maybe some pickled red onions and radishes if you'd like. When you serve the salsa verde, I think it fine to have something creamy like avocado or cheese to add another dimension.