Making Mexican (Tex Mex) food here in the UK has always presented me with somewhat of a challenge. Although there are certainly many more ingredients available these days in the grocery shops than there were when I first moved over here, they are quite Briticized and not everything that I am used to using is available. But that's okay. I adapt.
I adapted this recipe from one I found on the Old El Paso Web Site. We've only just gotten the stand and stuff taco shells over here, but there is a great tutorial for making your own here.
Old El Paso Spicy Taco seasoning isn't available here. Instead they have Garlic Paprika Taco Seasoning mix. It's probably the same thing, but uses spanish smoked paprika, which is quite hot and spicy so it worked well.
No such thing as tinned green chillies either, but that is also okay. I just use fresh green chillies which I deseed, trim and chop and then soften along with the onions. I have always done this over here in the UK when it calles for tinned green chillies and it works well.
I keep telling myself that I am going to buy a mitt full of green chillies one day and roast my own, but I ever do . . . and so I just use them fresh. I don't really like my food super hot anyways.
These were really, really nice. I made Todds with soft stand and stuff tacos because he doesn't like really hard food and those worked well also.
I served them with our favourite garnishes of chopped peppers, onions, olives, shredded lettuce and sour cream. Very scrumptious indeed! And so simple and quick to make! Now if we could only get the Mexican cheese. I used a mix of Strong Cheddar and Jack.
*Oven Baked Spicy Chicken Tacos*Makes 10
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced1 400g diced tomatoes, drained well (14.5 ounces)
Of course it goes without saying I used Cirio Tomatoes for this. They really are the best! But then you already knew that I am sure. ☺
Cirio Chopped Tomatoes . . . authentically Italian. They are so good I could just eat them out of the tin with a spoon, and do from time to time. (Don't judge me!) In a recipe where the tomatoes are going to be one of the stars, you want really good ones, and these are the best!
Super Fab, quick and delicious! Bon Appetit! Or should I say Comiendo Feliz!