Tacos | Basics with Babish

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This week on Basics I’m going to show you how to transform taco night. I’ll show you how to make corn tortillas, different proteins, and garnishes.

Recipe: https://basicswithbabish.co/basicsepisodes/tacos

Ingredients & Grocery List:
+ For tortillas:
2 cups Masa harina
1 1/4 cups Water

+ For chimichurri and skirt steak:
1 Fresno pepper
2 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
1/4 cup Olive oil
Handful cilantro or parsley
4-5 cloves garlic
Small handful fresh oregano
Salt and pepper
1 skirt steak

+ For the chicken and its marinade:
2 chicken breasts
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 limes, juiced
Shakes of:
White pepper
Smoked paprika
Cayenne Pepper
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

+ For the chorizo potato filling:
2 russet potatoes
Dash of white vinegar
2 links of chorizo (casings removed)
Vegetable oil
Olive oil

+ For the rajas con crema (to accompany the chicken):
3 poblano peppers
1/4 white onion, sliced
Dried oregano
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 lime, juiced
Salt and pepper

+ For the pickled radishes (to accompany the chicken):
4 radishes, thinly sliced
2ish cups of apple cider vinegar
Mustard seeds, whole peppercorns, and dill (optional)

+ Other garnishes (to accompany any taco):
Half of one white onion, diced
Cilantro or parsley to taste
One lime, juiced
Cotija or feta cheese

Special equipment:
+ For the tortillas:
Tortilla press or large skillet
Nonstick or cast iron skillet
Gallon size plastic storage bag

+ For the chimichurri:
Food processor
Gallon plastic bag for chimichurri marinade

Blue Apron tacos recipe: https://www.blueapron.com/recipes/hoisin-chicken-tacos-with-marinated-cucumber-miso-roasted-sweet-potatoes

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  • my hypothesis is babish has the soap cilantro gene due to his hatred of the green herb

    Areo Morales 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • I'd love to see a video about how you keep your kitchen consistently clean. I get overwhelmed with cleaning pretty easily, especially with dishes.

    Mercy Fae 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • I tried the steak tacos from this video today. It is just straight up the best meal I've ever cooked. Thanks Babish.

    Ashloids 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • haha press dough funny

    Ryan O'Rourke 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • "and hey press-dough"

    Christian Smith 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

    Carlie Griffin 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • Made all three types for a camp of 10 men! They loved it, thank you! Will do it over and over again!

    Julia T 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • I was amazed to see that Blue Apron still exists from an ad that I saw a few hours ago.

    Outskirts of Infinity 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • So just a quick PSA from a dietitian here – eating charred peppers' skins will not hurt you in any way, nor is it bad for you. If you like charred peppers, the go for it.

    Jo Wolf 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • 1:38 “and pressed dough” 😂

    Ian with a K 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • 7:18
    Whats the obsesion with eating raw meat

    ChainsBlood 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • you go very heavy on salt everywhere

    Ksenia Kolykhalova 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • thats not chorizo! I also recommend to roast the poblano peppers whole. Then put in a plastic bag with a sprinkle of water -will help to skin them easier.

    Leibowitz Law 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • Pickled radishes 4:36

    Mayo Yoma 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • Thanks for the Blue Apron example. Anyone who thinks that amount of single use plastic packages for one meal is ok should be ashamed. Will definitely never be using Blue Apron

    Adrian 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • you have a tortilla press but not a tortilla holder?!?!?! get a load of this guy XD

    Jason Ruiz 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • I've broken 2 (two!) tortilla presses. They were made of cast aluminium.
    Also, they never really made big circles out of my dough, which is why I pressed so hard … and still they were small and thick.
    Where do I get a press that works?
    Shipping internationally (cuz I'm on the old continent)

    Daniel Mores 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • What happens if you mess up one of the steps or ingredients?

    You move on and dont taco bout it

    ArbiterPrime 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • those sweet potatoes are impossible to cut with a knife

    Teflon Pan 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • 1:28 “and presto” more like press dough

    rsfreedom922 18/10/2022 am12:28
  • Did he ever make an episode for this?

    Heaven Macarthur 18/10/2022 am12:28