Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Not Your Average Taco

Hi Friends!

Hope you all had a glorious Independence Day Celebration!  We hit the beach by bike, BBQ'd at the house and then went out on the boat to watch the fireworks.  It is such a stunning scene to see the fireworks explode over the lake...the reflection looks amazing!  :)

For 4th of July dinner...we made Hubby's Tacos, which always seem to get rave reviews.  This time, he added a little twist...Parmesan cheese crusted tacos.  They were excellent!


There's a secret to his tacos...he uses our indoor electric griddle.  It makes the tacos have a little crunch and really allows the cheese to melt.  It is simply delicious!  Of course, we grilled the shrimp and chicken before hand, along with the corn.  Grilled corn is the best...love the charred taste.

Here's a look at the tacos on the griddle:


Here's the ingredients we use:

Flour or Corn Tortillas
Chicken cutlets and shrimp
New Mexico Chili Powder {or your favorite Mexican spice}
Mexican Cheese Blend
Red Onion
Tomato
Cilantro
Shredded Lettuce
Squeeze of Lime
Parmesan and EVOO

Prepare your meat in the chili spice and grill accordingly on the BBQ.  Heat the grill to 350 and place tortillas on grill.  Brush EVOO on one side and sprinkle Parm on top...flip tortillas and allow to crisp.  Add cheese and onion until melted.  Add meat and condiments  for about 5-10 minutes.  Fold tortilla and press with spatula.  Serve with squeeze of lime add a dash of cilantro lime Cholula. ...my favorite!

For the grilled corn...take all of the husk off except for the inner 4 layers or so and grill directly on the BBQ.  Rotate and allow to brown on each side...about 4-5 minutes each.


Did you cook anything tasty yesterday?

Hope you enjoy!  Bon Appetit!

xo natasha

Linked to: Tasty Tuesdays

38 comments:

  1. My mouth is watering that's how perfect these look!

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  2. That corn looks so good... the only special thing I made was greek yogurt and strawberry ice pops - and they turned out SOOO good :)

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  3. mmmmm I love tacos, these look awesome!

    Sounds like a great 4th! On Friday we biked to a brewery the next town over and then BBQ on Sat and golf tourney on Sun, love a packed wkd :)

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  4. YUM! those sound fantastic! so glad you had a good holiday weekend! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  5. I wish you could ship those to Ohio... YUM!

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  6. OH YUMMY! Using the griddle is such a good idea...we will have to try that this week for our weekly tacos since we clearly don't go a week without making them haha

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  7. Yummm, looks fabulous!! What a fun and different 4th idea (I'm so tired of hamburgers and hotdogs!!).

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  8. These look SO good - taco night is my favorite! - and the parmesean cheese sounds like such a nice touch :)

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  9. Oh! These look delicious. The cheese addition is genius!

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  10. Yum! We had tacos last night too!
    I hope you had a wonderful 4th Natasha =)

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  11. yum! think I'll make tacos tonight :)

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  12. This look amaze!! I have similar tacos on the menu tonight...I love the addition of the Parmesan cheese, what a fantastic idea!

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  13. Im starving! These look glorious! YUMMMMM! What a perfect summer dinner.

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  14. I'm so hungry right now and this is not helping! But it could....mail me one?

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  15. YUMM!!!! Those tacos look delish!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Oh yum! Delish! We made halibut tacos...so good!
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  17. I love this spin on a taco! My mouth is watering, I am slightly obsessed with all mexican food so of course I want these asap.

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  18. these look absolutely delicious natasha! who knew, an indoor electric grill, what a great idea! hope you had a great 4th!
    meg
    henninglove.blogspot.com

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  19. these look amazing! and that corn!!!

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  20. I love tacos (well any mexican food for that matter) and cheese so this looks like a winner to me!

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  21. This looks like a delicious meal!

    http://blog.badjoan.com/

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  22. Amazing! I want this for dinner tonight!

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  23. YUMMMMM! We did a LOT of grilling this past weekend, too! :)

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  24. Yes, I ate until I was sick!!! It was amazing!!!
    I love the 4th!!!
    www.moddybee.blogspot.com

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  25. Yummmm! Looks delicious and the parm idea is great!!

    Becca
    http://beccatm.blogspot.com

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  26. dang chica...you're throwing up some serious recipe-age lately! yum!

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  27. oh man this looks delicious! can't wait to try it!

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  28. yum! It looks so fresh and tasty...my kids love tacos, will try your recipe.
    Yesterday I had to produce dinner in a flash and so I cooked some fettuccine with a fresh tomato, mushroom, pancetta and spinach sauce...some shaved parmigiano on top and voila'...it was yum!
    Claudia xo

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  29. SCRUMPTIOUS. My favorites are tacos and shrimp so this is amazing. Thanks so much. Bookmarked and going on my meal planning for this week.

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  30. I LOVE grilled corn! Those tacos look pretty amazing too! I had it twice over the weekend!

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  31. ah i just ate dinner and suddenly want more food..

    i blame you for this :)

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  32. Yum! I haven't made taco's in forever. Shrimp ones sounds fantastic. Glad you had such a wonderful 4th of July! xx

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  33. These sound delicious!! I will be trying these this week. Great ingredeients!

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  34. OK, I want to come over and eat these right now! They sound AMAZING. What a perfect Summer meal. Sounds like you had a wonderful Fourth!

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  35. I honestly would never think to put parmesan cheese on tacos but this looks/sounds delicious!

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  36. These look BEYOND delicious!!! Can't wait to try!

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  37. Oh yum! Parmesan crusted tacos? These look amazing! Glad you guys had a fabulous 4th!

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