Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Recipe: Homemade Pork Tacos with an Asian Twist + WORLDFOODS giveaway

A taco is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of a corn or wheat tortilla with a variety of fillings, such as beef, pork, seafood, vegetables and cheese. Recently, we have been buying quite a lot of wholemeal tortilla (for our "pizza" bases) and Hubby saw on Instagram that we could also make hard-shell, U-shaped taco shells with them. Of course you can buy ready-made taco shells but they usually come in a box of 12s and it's hard to finish them all before they lose their crunchiness (and some are already broken while being transported around). 


Homemade Pork Tacos with an Asian Twist


The solution - make your own taco shells. It's really simple - just drape the tortilla sheet over 2 bars of your oven rack and bake for 7-8 minutes until crispy and hard. This way, you only make what you need. Since a whole tortilla sheet may be too big, you can opt to cut it in half before draping for daintier shells.



For the filling, we decided to give it an Asian twist, by stir frying the minced pork with the WORLDFOODS Thai green curry paste. We also topped it with scrambled eggs to add creaminess to the taco. Other garnishes include chopped cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, parsley and some Asian pickled green chillies (you can also use jalapenos).

And what a delicious taco it was! Well-balanced textures and flavours - sweet, sour, salty, crunchy and creamy, all in one bite :). And such pretty colours too!





GIVEAWAY!
Thanks to WORLDFOODS, I have 2 bottles of this Thai green curry sauce to giveaway. All you need to do is leave a comment below stating "I want to enter this giveaway" with your name and e-mail address. This giveaway is open to Malaysia only. 2 winners will be drawn (1 bottle each) at random on 26 March 2014 and notified via email. Those who have entered previously can enter again :)

Note: WORLDFOODS products are food allergens free, trans-fat free and gluten free with no artificial preservatives, coloring or flavouring, as well as being suitable for vegetarians, vegans, coeliacs and Muslims. In KL, WORLDFOODS products are available at Village Grocer (Bangsar Village 1, Sunway Giza, Mt Kiara), Jaya Grocers (Intermark, Empire Shopping, Plaza Jelutong) and Hock Choon @ Ampang.


And the winners of the giveaway are: Winnie (No.11) and Emily Ang (No.6). Thanks to all who entered! Please reply to the email that I have sent to you.





Homemade Pork Tacos with an Asian Twist
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10-12 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients
2 tortilla wraps or store-bought taco shells
200g minced pork (or chicken)
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
1/8 tsp salt
2-3 tbsp WORLDFOODS Thai green curry paste

For the scrambled eggs
2 large eggs
1 tbsp butter
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tsp milk/cream

Garnish
2-3 tbsp pickled green chillies or Jalapeno
6-8 cherry tomatoes, chopped
3-4 tbsp grated mozzarella cheese
Fresh parsley, leaves plucked

1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Drape each tortilla over two bars of your oven rack and bake for about 7-8 minutes or until crispy.

Make your own taco shells! :)


2. Using a frying pan, heat cooking oil over medium high heat. Add garlic and fry for 2 minutes, until lightly browned. Add the minced pork and fry for about 5 minutes, until the pork is golden. Finally, stir in the WORLDFOODS Thai green curry paste and stir well for another minute until the pork is evenly coated. Taste, and season with salt as necessary. Set aside.

3. In a separate pan, break the eggs and add half the butter. Over medium low heat, use a spatula to stir the eggs to combine egg. Keep stirring (as you would when cooking a risotto - do not stop stirring). Add the remaining butter as the mixture begins to set. Do not let it get too hot, you will need to move the pan on and off the heat - about 2-3 times. The eggs will take about 3-4 minutes to cook. Add the milk/cream (it brings the temp of the eggs down hence stops the cooking process via residual heat) and season the eggs with salt and pepper.

4. To assemble, first place half the cooked minced pork (from Step 2) into each shell. Next, layer the cherry tomatoes, followed by the scrambled eggs (from Step 3). Top with mozzarella cheese, Asian pickled green chillies and fresh parsley. Tuck in!








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*This recipe was featured on Asian Food Channel's FB page on 26 March 2014.

30 comments:

  1. That looks delicious , Yen ! Love the Asian-inspired taco filling :)

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  2. wow, these tacos would be such an amazing appetiser ... so, so tempting! :)

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  3. Hi Yen, this is a great way to get taco shells. Brilliant idea!! It sounds and looks so tempting and healthy too. You have a great week ahead and cheers :)

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  4. tacos with a twist...ymmy ....wish can sink my teeth in them

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  5. Yum yum love tacos! I want to enter this giveaway. Email: kelly_chin61@ yahoo.com.au :)

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  6. Wow great idea to use tortillas to make tacos! Store bought taco shells are so expensive.

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  7. I want to enter this giveaway" : Email.cjongjong@gmail.com
    Love all your recipes and even tried out some of them too.
    Thank you very much.

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  8. Pork tacos? That's new to me but it's lovely! Well done!

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  9. Homemade tacos with tortillas is more cheaper than store bought. Love to try out new product. I want to enter this giveaway. Vivian pang / vivianagpang@hotmail.com

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  10. That's so clever! I never thought of making my own taco shells but you've shown how easy it is!! :D

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  11. I want to enter this giveaway., email: umaponnudurai@yahoo.com
    Love your ideas and thanks for this giveaway.

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  12. Yen, love your taco, the taco shell looks crispy front the picture. Every time when I suggested having a taco dinner would be turned down by William. We usually get the set package from store & bake them when in our oven but I found out that the meat seasoning didn't taste that good.

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  13. Interesting twist, what a mouth-watering dish

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  14. Great idea to use tortilla to replace Taco shell, and I like Asian twist of filling.

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  15. I have a box of taco shell untouched, Will try your fillings. "I want to enter this giveaway" rachellai112@yahoo.com

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  16. Yen, what a great idea! It really looks delicious. And it is interesting that you used the green pickled chilli!

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  17. I want to enter this giveaway
    Emily Ang | emily.ang@live.com

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  18. I "beh tahan liew" damn delicious!!
    I want to enter this giveaway
    Sharon Tham
    sharontham2000@yahoo.com

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  19. It looks yummy
    Yivoneville@gmail.com

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  20. It looks yummy
    Yivoneville@gmail.com

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  21. Tacos, new to me, 😄 thanks Yen.

    I want to enter this giveaway.
    Lee Mun Keen
    yukileeloveyou@gmail.com

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  22. Love all your cooking, please do a show on youtube! :)
    I want to enter this giveaway.
    Adeline Lu
    adel89adel@gmail.com

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  23. Thanks Yen!

    I want to enter this giveaway
    Winnie
    lisien@yahoo.com

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  24. I want to enter this giveaway.

    Tan Shiau Sing
    shiausing@gmail.com

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  25. I want to enter this giveaway.

    Angel Hui
    fbbaobao@hotmail.com

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  26. And the winners of the giveaway are: Winnie (No.11) and Emily Ang (No.6). Thanks to all who entered!

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  27. Hi Yen,

    Thank you! I am glad to be one of the lucky winners. :)

    I have replied to your email. Wonder if you've received it? Thank you!

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    1. Yes I did :)

      WORLDFOODS will send you the prize soon :) Hope u enjoy cooking with it! Feel free to share the photo of your dish with me.

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    2. That's cool. Thank you so much! Can't wait to try it out! :)

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