Pasta three posts in a row? Boo! I feel compelled to step in and break up the monotony. I love to make tacos- they are always so much fun to make and eat. I also am a fan because it’s so easy to change things up each time, and be they subtle or gross, the alterations keep the dishes interesting.
Here, I had grabbed a piece of cave-aged American cheddar from Whole Foods that I was eager to use. I wanted to do something other than standard grilled/sauted chicken, so I bought a jar of Goya pico de gallo on the cheap from the corner store. It’s like salsa but a bit more watery, but that makes it perfect for cooking and reductions. I counter-top grilled some chicken thighs then added them to a skillet with the pico until I had something that mildly resembled some authentic saucy chicken.
Keeping in the spicy vein, I whipped up a bunch of my caramelized onion relish. I like to add jalapeno normally, but they were selling them by the half dozen at the store downstairs, so nuts to that. I just used red pepper flakes instead and it was fine. I have yet to mess with my red slaw, maybe next time. and until then, friends, cook on!