Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Gastropost: Coconut pulled chicken tacos

You all know I love Mexican food. Here's a delicious spread that will wow your guests at your next fiesta. You will need a whole chicken (2 breasts & 2 thighs), patience and about 3 hours to divide & conquer. 

1 can coconut milk
1/2 cup coconut juice
pinch salt & black pepper
2 dry roasted serrano chilies
4 dry roasted garlic cloves
2 dry roasted onions
6 dry roasted green onions (whites)
handful of cilantro 
1 lime - zest
1/2 lime juice

Step 1 - In a hot cast iron pan dry roast onions, garlic (with the skin on), cinnamon, & chillies. * Discard garlic skin & tops of chilies before adding everything to a blender or a tall liter container & blend until smooth.

1 1/2 tbs oregano
1 1/2 tbs toasted cinnamon
1 1/2 tbs coriander
1 1/2 toasted cumin seed
1/2 tbs salt
1/2 tbs black pepper
pinch red chili flake

Step 2- - Generously dust chicken on both sides with dry rub. In a hot cast iron pan sear chicken on both sides. Then add the "wet" and cover with tin foil. Bake at 250 for 2 hours or until chicken easily pulls away from the skin. 
Step 3 - Place chicken off to the side to be pulled removing the bones & reduce the stock (simmer on the stove) by half - about 30 mins.  

1 cup  Harina P.A.N. flour
1 1/4 cup warm water
pinch of dry rub
pinch of salt

Step 4 - slowly combine water to four and spice mixture. Form dough into small round balls. Line your tortilla press with parchment or wax paper so that the tortillas do not stick. You can also use the back of a pan on a sturdy surface to flatten the tortillas. In a hot cast iron pan dry roast the tortillas on each side until slightly golden.

1 cob of fresh sweet corn - kernels
1 chayote squash - chopped
multi colour cherry tomatoes - chopped
1 garlic clove - minced
1 avocado - cubed
1/2 lime - juice 
tbs avocado oil - or olive oil 
pinch of tajin spice
mint - finely chopped 
pinch salt & pepper

1/2 jicama - julienned 
1/4 red cabbage - julienned 
1/2 lime juiced 
1 green onion - finely sliced
1 tbs olive oil 
pinch red chili flakes 
pinch salt & pepper 

Step 5 & 6 - chop everything & enjoy

Additional toppings: Danielle coconut chips, Cholula

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm pulled chicken and tacos. Yes please!


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