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Chorizo with Lettuce (Traditional; US), garnished with Baja White Sauce topped off with Sriracha Marinade and wrapped in delicious bad-ass tortillas

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Contributed by Brian Mount, sinker, Jake Spurlock, Kai, Arelia, Sachin Agarwal
Chorizo ======= _Adapted from [Aredridel's Lightly Seasoned Beef](aredridel_lightly_seasoned_beef.md)_ * 20 oz chorizo * 20 g black cumin seed, ground * 2 cloves garlic * 15 ml white wine * 4 g salt if wine is unsalted * 1/2 small white onion, diced * Oil to coat the pan __Directions__ 1. Heat oil in the pan. 2. Add in onions, stirring occasionally until onions become translucent. 3. Toss in the garlic, and the chorizo on top of that. 4. Add the cumin. Brown the chorizo. 5. Use the splash of wine to loosen anything stuck to the pan. Perfect, lightly seasoned taco meat.
Contributed by Brian Mount, sinker, Tim Murtaugh, Tim Murtaugh
Lettuce (Traditional; US) ====================== In a traditional American taco, lettuce serves to add extra crunch and coolness. Favor the bulkier lettuces over leafier fare such as Bibb lettuces or mesclun. * Iceberg Lettuce (shredded) * Romaine Lettuce (shredded; maintain the stalks) tags: vegetarian, vegan
Contributed by Brian Mount, sinker, Jake Spurlock, Kumar McMillan
Baja White Sauce ================ This is a traditional white sauce for [Baja fish tacos](../full_tacos/baja_fish_tacos.md). * 1/4 cup mayo * 2 tbsp sour cream * 1 tbsp lime juice * 1/4 tsp celery salt (or garlic salt, etc) Mix, and refrigerate for an hour if possible.
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Sriracha Marinade =================== Alone on a Saturday night, I put on Iron Maiden, cubed up a pork chop and whipped this marinade together: * 2-3 Tbs sriracha sauce * couple pinches of Mexican Oregano * good shake of smokey paprika * tsp or so of ground ancho chile * pinch of salt Get this coated nicely over everything before frying or grilling on high heat. tags: vegetarian, vegan
Contributed by sinker, Jeff Larson
bad-ass tortillas ===================== If you are making tacos, don't settle for corporate store bought tortillas. Make your own like a real person! First get a cast iron pan: ![](./pan.jpg) and then one of these bad-ass tortilla presses: ![](./tortillador.jpg) Buy your lard from a place like this: ![](./store.jpg) * 2 cups all purpose flour * 1/4 cup lard (cut into lil' pieces) * 1 teaspoon kosher salt * 2/3 tablespoon oil * 1/2 cup water (luke warm) Mix all ingredients together except oil and water. Drizzle oil over mixture and mix with hands. Add water and mix and knead again until doughy. Let chill for about an hour in plastic wrappers. Heat large cast iron skillet (or something more authentic if you've got it) over medium heat. Cut dough into about 12 pieces that are round. Use a proper tortilla press (or something more authentic if you've got it) to make 'em flat and then put on the skillet. Wait until the transparent parts turn opaque and flip em. Put cooked tortillas in a *dirty* cloth napkin to keep 'em warm. End recipe. Paz, amor, y dinero.