So today I did my first pop up taco stall, selling 30 handmade tacos.
Friday 21st March; Bbq Pulled Pork on Handmade Tortilla topped with Chargrilled Corn and Pickled Cucumber Salad finished with Sour Cream.
I started selling my Tacos at 11.30am within 23 minutes I was sold out and had to turn away customers. However I did say come back next week, same time same place, NEW FLAVOUR!!
I cook with bold flavours, this pop up enabled me to share with my community a piece of my life. Food is more than an energy to me it is my life and today I made a great achievement by sharing my love with others. See smiles on their faces after the first bites from them returning and saying that was delicious you should be proud. Thank so much to everyone who came down and supported me today if it wasn’t for you I would have had to eat a lot of Tacos to myself.
Food brings different amounts of happiness but today I was happy inside and out, still can’t thank all my followers enough for coming down and trying my Taco.
Friday 28th March Flavour: Balsamic Pulled Beef with Molten Cheese Sauce, Crispy Cabbage Slaw and finished with Freshly Roasted Tomato Sauce.
Tomorrow I will be doing a pop up taco stall , It will be featuring; Succulent Bbq Pulled Pork on Handmade Flout Tortilla topped with Chargrilled Corn and Pickled Cucumber Salad with a dollop of Sour Cream.
I cook with soul and passion and tomorrow I will be sharing a piece of my own handmade tortillas to some very lucky punters. Be in quick as I only have 30 for sale.
Next week Friday 28th March, I will be doing the same however a new flavour; Juicy Balsamic Pulled Beef on Handmade Tortilla topped with Molten Cheese Sauce, Crunchy Cabbage Slaw and Roasted Tomato Sauce.
If you’re in Dunedin New Zealand head down to Harbor Terrace, M Block Court yard at Otago Polytechnic and grab yourself a Tasty taco, its worth it!!
In life it’s not all about glitz and glam and how many items you can fit into or on one thing. It’s about using and adding one or two things that will harmonize and elevate the simplest things.
Sometimes you need to take a step back and respect your product in its simplest form, adding only things that will improve its all around appeal.
In New Zealand corn is in an abundance at the moment at the Otago Farmers Market I picked up 6 corn cobs for just $4.00. Straight from the grower to my home kitchen, I love fresh produce! With keeping these things in mind tonight I create one of my most loved corn dishes, it is simple and delicious yet respects the sweetness of the fresh corn by adding a zing and a burst of flavour.
Tonight’s dish is:
Steamed Corn Cob with Lime Coriander Mayonnaise
2 fresh egg yolks
2 limes, zest & juice
3/4 tsp. fresh garlic, finely diced
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
150ml olive oil
1 tsp. boiling water
2 corn cobs
small knob of butter
pinch of smoked paprika
1. In a deep stainless steel bowl combine egg yolks, zest and juice, garlic, salt and pepper.
2. Whisk together until well combined. ( You can use an electric whisk it is easier on the arm.)
3. While whisking at a vigorous pace, slowly drizzle in a steady stream of the oil.
4. The egg mixture will begin to thicken, adding 3/4 of the oil then the tsp. of boiling water. ( The boiling water helps thin the mayonnaise and reduce chance of splitting.)
5. Finish by whisking in the remainder of the oil and check seasoning.
6. In a steamer of a rapid boil, steam corn on cob for 3 minutes. (They will go a bright yellow colour.)
7. Remove from heat and place on your serving plate, rub with a small knob of butter and drizzle over coriander lime mayonnaise finishing with a pinch of smoked paprika.
Serves: 1-2 people , however you will have plenty of coriander lime mayonnaise left over. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Goes great smeared over your favorite grilled steak or on that homemade hamburger.