I am in a funk and the only way to break out is to cook to my heart’s content, at the end of the day, and making up a recipe as I enter the kitchen. For the record, it is Sunday evening as I type….
What’s on hand this weekend? Tri tip steaks from Costco. Limes. Organic dried spices. Sweet onions and red bell peppers.
Finger tapping ensues. Well, I could make tacos, right? Or I could barbecue with a simple salt & pepper sprinkle? What about pan searing with an Italian herb blend that has parmesan cheese? Or roll in miso paste and toss wasabi powder with panko crumbs to roast?
The Latina in me chose tacos.
This is how I marinated the meat:
Olive oil, don’t ask me how much, just enough to make a paste with the herbs
Juice and zest of a medium lime
Organic herb powders:
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons chili powder, I prefer Gephardt’s
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Sea salt and ground pepper to taste (I don’t use much, less than a quarter teaspoon)
Mix the ingredients well. Take your tri tip steaks (I had two, about 2/3 pound) and spread to coat generously. Allow it to sit at room temperature for at least an hour.
While the meat is doing its thing, chop half a sweet onion and half a red bell pepper. If you have more meat, chop more. Roast at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until it just begins to brown/blacken (how you like it, right?)
When the vegetables are done, set aside. Remove the meat from the marinade, pat dry. I took the time to dice the meat into small chunks for tacos and pan seared the meat. I use Maya’s tortillas, the wheat product because they have the least amount of carbs. And, my go to cheese for tacos is a creamy jack cheese, preferably Tillamook from here on the West Coast.
Here is a taco tip when using tortillas for tacos: I spray the tortillas in canola oil, very lightly on both sides and broil until softened, just as they begin to brown. A warm tortilla is happiness!
Use your favorite salsa, guacamole, sour cream for toppings
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