Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tacotopia


This past weekend I got to attend the Tacotopia event at Golden Hill Park in Sand Diego.
Tacotopia?! Ha...I don't undertand...well chikas it's 
an event where the best tacqueria's and taco shops in San Diego come out
to give you a signature taste of their own unique taco version.

I mean talk about the jack pot of taco heaven. There was literally taco vendors everywhere and I din't know where to start, but I found myself slowly creeping up to the Got Milk? stand. 
"Spicy Loves Milk" incorporated a healthier and spicier taco with milk pairing. It may sound weird at first,  but once you a sample the blazing pork belly blossom with a shot of milk. It made a whole lot of sense as to what chef Michael Ruffner wanted you to experience.

He created a taco recipe that is true to their city's culture, personality and taste, while showcasing milk's versatility and unique ability to complement exciting spicy flavors and tone down the heat. "This food pairing
couldn't have been more perfect," said Steve James. 


The Blazing Pork Belly Blossom created by Michael Ruffner


Recipe for 4-6 servings
Pork Belly
1lb pork belly 2tbsp paprika, 1 tbsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 1/8 tsp ground cayenne, 1/8 tsp ground allspice, 4 oz. cola soda.
Citrus Salsa
1 navel orange, 1 cara cara orange, 1 oro blanco or pink grapefruit, 1/2 medium jimaca, 1/2 medium tomato, 1/2 onion (diced), 1 tbsp chopped cilantro, 1/2 tbsp sriracha, 1/8 tsp salt.
Spicy Sauce
8-12 dried chile arbol or japonesk, 3 ripe beefsteak tomatoes, 1 medium onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 1/2 bunch of cilantro, 1 cup of orange juice reduced down to 1/3 cup, 1 tbsp salt.

For all the spicy taco recipes created exclusively for got milk?
visit Got Milk? website

Here's a quick glimpse of some of the next few tacos I just couldn't resist
and I'm truly sorry, I couldn't remember the tacos shop name due to the
taco coma.  




Until next time!
xoxo

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