Category: Nissa’s Taqueria

  • Fresh Tortillas (Masa Fresca)

    Makes 1 pound masa (10 small tortillas) INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup masa harina ¾ cups very hot water DIRECTIONS Mix the salt and the masa harina together and then add the hot water a little bit at a time, until the mixture resembles a course meal. Mix it together and form dough. […]

  • Cumin-Zucchini & Bell Pepper Tacos

    Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 white onion, sliced thin 2 zucchinis, cut in half lengthwise and sliced thin 1 red bell pepper, sliced in strips 1 jalapeño, deseeded and thinly sliced Juice and zest of 1 lime 1 teaspoon cumin Salt Tortillas, for serving DIRECTIONS In a large sauté pan, over medium […]

  • Salsa Rojo (Red Sauce)

    Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium dried red chilies, seeded and chopped (stems included) ½ a medium yellow onion, chopped ½ a poblano pepper, seeded and chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped ½ tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves 1 clove garlic, chopped ½ teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon cumin […]

  • Salsa Verde (Green Sauce)

    Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS ¼ pound tomatillos, husks removed, cut in quarters 1 poblano chili pepper, seeded and chopped ¼ teaspoon cumin ¼ cup water ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves 2 tablespoons half-and-half Juice of 1 lime DIRECTIONS Place the tomatillos, poblano peppers, cumin, salt, and water in a medium sauce […]

  • Fresh Guacamole

    Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS 4 avocados, ripe and soft, but not mushy ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine ¼ cup tomatoes, chopped fine ¼ cup white onions, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped fine 1 teaspoon cumin powder Salt Juice of 3 limes DIRECTIONS In a large mixing bowl mash avocados one […]

  • Fresh Tomato Salsa

    Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS 3 tomatoes, chopped fine ¼ cup white onion, chopped very fine ¼ cup red bell peppers, chopped very fine ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped fine ½ teaspoon cumin Juice of 2 limes Salt DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl […]

  • Shredded Chipotle Chicken Tacos

    Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS ½ tablespoon cumin ½ tablespoon chili powder ½ teaspoon cumin seeds Zest of 1 lime 1 chicken breast Salt/pepper 1½ tablespoons canola oil ½ a large white onion, chopped medium 1 poblano pepper, chopped Juice of 1 lime 3 whole chipotle peppers in adobe, chopped ¼ cup tomato sauce 3 tablespoons chicken […]

  • Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork Tacos

    Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS ½ a medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped ½ habañero pepper, deseeded and chopped ½ tablespoon lime zest ½ tablespoon orange zest ½ teaspoon allspice, ground ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated ½ tablespoon black pepper, ground ½ teaspoon […]

  • Pickled Red Onions

    Makes 2 cups INGREDIENTS 1 large red onion, cut in half and sliced thin 1 jalapeño, sliced in half, deseeded and sliced thin ½ cup lime juice Zest of one lime ¼ cup citrus champagne vinegar or white vinegar ½ cup water ½ cup sugar in the raw 3 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black peppercorns […]

  • Cactus Fruit (Prickly Pear) Lime Tequila Coolers

    Makes 1 cocktail INGREDIENTS 1½ ounce tequila blanca 1½ ounce Grand Marnier 1 ounce cactus fruit syrup (recipe follows) 1 ounce agave syrup 1 ounce lime syrup (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS Add all ingredients into a strainer filled with ice, shake vigorously. Strain through fine mesh strainer. Serve over ice garnish with a lime wedge. Cactus […]