Turkey Tacos

I really like tacos, but I especially like salsa. Foods with salsa are always a fun treat, so I like to make different varieties of tacos. I have extra turkey from Thanksgiving still. So, I thawed a container of dark meat and decided to make tacos. I made more homemade tortillas (recipe here), and I just decided to wing it. I’ve begun freezing diced onion, since I don’t want my onions going bad, So that is why my diced onion was in an ice chunk. I also would recommend adding the onion, frozen or not, with the spices to give them enough time to cook. You could even add them before the turkey if you’d like. I served my tacos with mozzarella, jarred salsa, and some romaine lettuce from the garden.

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 cup of torn turkey. Heat for 3 minutes before adding 1 Tbsp oil. Continue to cook and stir until turkey is browned.
  2. Once your turkey is browned, add 1/2 diced onion. Add 1 tsp paprika, 2 tsp cumin, 1 tbsp cayenne pepper, and 2 tsp garlic powder. Stir and cook for 1 minute before adding 1/4 cup water.
  3. Stir mixture and let cook until all liquid boils off. Once liquid is boiled off, add 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Stir until melted, then serve on homemade tortillas with lettuce and salsa.

Tilapia Fish Tacos

Fish tortillas add a bright fresh flavor to a classic Hispanic meal. The spices in this meal are very light, but your tacos will have lots of flavor. Most of the flavor comes from your toppings. Toppings like avocado, sour cream, and different salsas will change the flavor of your tacos. The fish is very neutral in flavor and will go great with anything that won’t over power it. My tacos look a bit watery plated because my cheese was frozen, so there was some water from that, and the salsa was homemade and a bit watery.

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Prepare flour tortillas.
  2. Add 3 Tbsp oil to skillet. Add 2 tilapia fillets. After 3 minutes, flip tilapia.
  3. Add 3 tsp Cumin, 2 tsp ground cayenne pepper, and 2 Tbsp Lemon juice. Cook the fish until it can be broken apart. Break up into large flakes, and stir in flavoring. Add 3-4 Tbsp diced chives, stir in, then remove from heat.
  4. Place on tortillas, top with cheese, salsa, lettuce, or any other desired toppings.