wahaca tacos and homemade tex mex

I picked up a Wahaca taco kit in Tesco following three very successful (and tasty!) trips to the Wahaca restaurant in Brighton, you can read my review here.

A friend was coming over for dinner so I decided to make the tacos along with homemade sour cream, homemade salsa and homemade guacamole. They do end up more expensive, not to mention more time consuming, than buying the pre-made ones but they are so, so worth it. I’ve put the basic recipes below for them.


I went for the chipotle flavour as the chipotle chicken tacos in the restaurant are amazing. The tacos are simple to make – seasoning is included which you can add to whichever meat or veg you fancy. We went for chicken. The tacos are soft and fluffy and there is a chipotle salsa in the pack as well – it’s really spicy so I gave it a miss.

Soured cream

This is the most rewarding of all – it’s totally different to shop bought and so much tastier. I used extra thick double cream but you can also use double. Juice a lemon and slowly add the lemon juice – playing it by ear as you go – and stir, stir, stir like crazy. Keep tasting, stirring, adding more lemon juice until you get the right consistency and taste. A touch of sea salt can also help to balance it out.

Salsa

Finely chop two-three tomatoes, ditto 1/2 a small red onion and one or two cloves of garlic – depending on how garlicky you like things. I went for two. Mix them all together along with some coriander and add salt and pepper to taste.

Guacamole

Remove the innards of a tomato and finely chop the outer layer (otherwise it’ll be really watery), finely chop one garlic clove, take an avocado and remove the stone, slice criss-crosses on the flesh and then push it out of the skin. Once in a bowl, mix in the other ingredients with a fork and lightly mash them together, throw in a little finely chopped red onion too. Give a big squeeze of lime juice into the mixture and a small pinch of chilli flakes for heat.



Serve all of these with your tacos (they don’t have to specifically be the Wahaca ones), cheese and some leaves. Warning: you will stink of onions and garlic but it is worth it, I promise!


Have you tried the Wahaca kits? What did you think?

the wee food blogger ๐Ÿ’›

One Comment Add yours

  1. I haven’t tried the Wahaca kit but I am certainly going to pick one up when I am next in Tesco – I adore Wahaca and miss great Mexican food here in Brussels ๐Ÿ™‚

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