Friday, February 17, 2006

taco of a different color

My adorable wife and I were told by a friend that this was a Korean dish, but we just ripped it off from a now defunct Chinese joint down in central Mexico. This is really easy to prepare and goes down best on a warm afternoon or a night with a full moon.

½ pound hamburger meat
¼ white onion
1 small jalapeño pepper (seeded)
1 clove of fresh garlic
1 tblspn cumin
1 tblspn chile powder
iceberg lettuce
a tomato
picante sauce
whatever kind of cheese you like (we usually grate some Monterey jack or cheddar)
favorite beverage

Grab a skillet and brown the meat along with the onion and jalapeño. Drain the grease and add the garlic, cumin and chile powder. While that is going on, chop up the tomato as finely as desired and grate the cheese.
Remove outer layer of lettuce and then gently peel pieces that should wind up looking like large sea shells. Spoon the meat onto the leaves and top with cheese and tomatoes and picante sauce. Fold the leaf over to where it looks like any other taco, except for being made out of lettuce. Good stuff.


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