Taco Tuesday is one of my favorite weekly traditions. I love to switch it up and do anything from taco bowls, to nachos (I know, nachos aren’t tacos but I feel like they’re in the same family),and using different proteins. I feel like fish tacos are super underrated but anytime I’m at a Mexican restaurant that’s what I’m getting. Make them easily at home using fish nuggets from TJ’s!
I put a salsa verde crema on top and some red onion that has been quick-pickled.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CREMA:
Use 5.3oz cup of plain greek yogurt
6oz (roughly half of the jar) of salsa verde
Handful of cilantro leaves
Add ingredients to a mixing bowl and use immersion blender to blend ingredients. You can also use any other blending tool available to you if you don’t have an immersion blender.
I found that it didn’t need any extra seasonings but be sure to taste before you add them to the tacos!
Wow, these were the best pulled tacos I have made. I cooked them in a pot, low and slow, and “pulled” them using a new trick- a handheld mixer! Of course, they were made even more delicious by using ButcherBox organic and free range chicken tenders. More on an amazing BB promo at the bottom.
SO onto the directions:
Put a large pot or pan on medium-heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil
Once the oil is hot, add 1tbsp garlic and 1/2 sliced red onion
Stir the onion and garlic with a wooden spoon and add salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes and cook until onions begin to caramelize
Pour in the entire bottle of honey aleppo sauce and turn the stove on low heat
Let cook for 2 hours
Once chicken is fully cooked, take the chicken out of the pot and put into a large mixing bowl. Shred chicken in SECONDS by using a hand mixer!
Add the chicken back into the pot and let flavors really combine for another 30 mins while stove is still on low
Serve with cilantro, a squeeze of lime, raw red onion, and any other toppings you like (salsa, sour cream, cheese, etc)
ALSO! Right now ButcherBox has an AMAZING promotion going on. New members get a FREE turkey when they sign up. If you’re having a friendsgiving or obvi for Thanksgiving, you should definitely take advantage of this promo. I love ButcherBox so much because I always have organic, grassfed meats in my freezer. It comes in handy during these times when we should be going to the grocery store less. Also a plus regarding this deal: all of the turkeys come from the US of A, baby.
I absolutely love bbq and ribs have always been one of my favorite things to order at restaurants. Well, not so much anymore because they’re super messy but when I was a kid and being a messy eater was more acceptable, ya girl would TEAR UP some ribs!
So, here I present you with spare ribs, grits, and green beans. I got these beautiful ribs from ButcherBox. With ButcherBox you can always be sure that the their meats have been grass-fed, humanely raised, and never given hormones or antibiotics. With so much sketchy stuff in our food these days, and being more cognizant of what is in my food after completing Whole30, I love that I can trust ButcherBox.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Pat ribs dry and season generously with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika
Place in a baking tray and bake for 3 hours
After 3 hours, pour on BBQ sauce broil on high for 2-3 mins
30 mins before the ribs are done start cooking grits. The directions on the bag are great and they come out perfect every time! I always stir in cheese at the end. I cook the green beans in a small pot and add salt, pepper, garlic, red pepper flakes, and a tbsp of butter. Enjoy!
Ragu is probably one of my favorite sauces of all time! I would come home from soccer practice and my mom would have ragu and spaghetti ready for me, my brother, and dad. We’d do “garlic bread” but really it was just white bread that she buttered and doused in parmesean cheese and would broil in the oven. This is the meal I always ask for her to make me when I come home. So, I had to learn to make it myself! This is my own little spin on it and in no way do I claim for this to be a ~*definitive*~ ragu recipe. It’s just what I enjoy and it tastes amazing.