The people of Mexico have been enjoying the sweet simplicity of tacos for centuries, but here in the United States, we are just finally beginning to fully embrace the kind of magic that can be found wrapped in a tortilla. In the past few years taco trucks have been popping up on city street corners making the versatile food more accessible than ever. Today we celebrate that versatility with a few creative and inspiring recipes from across the blogosphere that can be altered in any way to suite your own taste and mood.
Let's kick things off with the bold bloggings of Jason's BBQ Adventures and this zesty recipe for Tequilla-Lime Shrimp Tacos. A sort of Mexican take on beer-battered chicken or whiskey beef, this tequila soaked recipe is both authentic and refreshingly unique all at once.
Our next recipe comes from Celebration's own expert, Jeanne Benedict, and offers a Southeast Asian twist on traditional tacos. These Chinese Chicken Wanton Tacos deliver a satisfying crunch with fried wantons in place of typical corn or flour tortilla. A good way to start off an Asian-inspired party menu, this recipe is sophisticated and original as one can only expect from Ms. Benedict.
If you were enticed by the crispiness of Jeanne Benedict's wantons, but you're not yet ready to give up the traditional tortilla, give this next recipe a go for a whole new kind of crunch. The witty mind behind Domestic Wannabe has proven to be less of a wannabe and more of an actual doer with this impressive recipe for Crispy Chicken Tacos. Simple, yet delicious, these extra-crispy tacos are a a sure crowd pleaser.
Today we wrap up this edition of Celebrate This with a taco recipe that is as health conscious as it is delicious, and is a quick and easy way to add Mexican flare to an ordinary dinner table. Six Sisters' Stuff whipped up this irresistible recipe for Taco Casserole that makes eating healthy a cinch and entertaining a group even easier. Easy to make and easy to serve, this casserole is a must-try recipe for calorie-counters, time-pinchers or anyone in need of a quick Mexican fix.