Fall Entertaining: Smoked Pork Tacos With Salsa Roja

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Fall Entertaining

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Smoked Pork Tacos With Salsa Roja

Mexican street food encompasses a wide variety of items that local vendors may be preparing in the open marketplaces found in many communities. Offerings range from a lengthy list of classic favorites from gorditas, quesadillas & tamales to the ever hardworking taco just to name a few. The traditional taco is actually a bit different than what we consider an average one to consist. They are crafted from fresh, homemade corn tortillas, then filled with seasoned meats, salsa & a few additional toppings. Mexican street tacos are truly delicious & something to celebrate in itself. Today’s tutorial merges my love of House Barbecue with the authenticity of this wonderful cuisine. Learn how to make them in your own home & plan to serve them for tailgating festivities, fall parties & even just a weeknight supper

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Southern-Entertaining-Rebecca-Gordon-Publisher-Buttermilk-LipstickSmoked Pork Tacos With Salsa Roja
makes 4 servings

3 cups shredded Sweet Chili-Lime Smoked Pork Shoulder
12 warm Homemade Double Corn Tortillas
Salsa Roja
1/2 cup queso fresco
1/3 cup chopped sweet onion
Garnishes: Cilantro & minced serrano peppers

Divide the pork between the Homemade Double Corn Tortillas. Top with Salsa Roja, the queso fresco & the onion. Garnish, if desired.

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 How To Use A Tortilla Press

 A tortilla press is a vital piece of equipment necessary in order to make a batch of authentic corn tortillas. Choose a device with an enamel coating & one made from cast iron or wood for the best results. For more information, details & comprehensive visuals that guide you through each step of the process on how to prepare corn tortillas from scratch, look to tutorials that explain masa harina, masa & the tortilla press.

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It is necessary to use thick plastic to prevent sticking & to give a 1/4 turn or two in order to create an even thickness. Once the tortillas have been pressed, stacking them between parchment paper makes them easier to handle once it’s time for cooking. 

Cut a square from a heavy duty zip-top freezer bag leaving one side folded & attached. Position the tortilla press on a sturdy surface, open the top & place the plastic over the base. Lift the plastic & place one piece of portioned dough in the center, then cover again. Press the maker closed, then lift & give the dough a 1/4 turn. Press again, then give it another 1/4 turn creating a bout a 4 1/4-inch even circle. Carefully peel away the top piece of plastic & invert the corn tortilla onto a parchment paper-lined quarter sheet pan. 

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* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Football Fanatic * Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Instructor * Cooking & Baking Tutorials * Media Personality * Baking & Pastry Artist * Gardener * Runner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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