Monday, November 11

Korean Inspired Tacos



The other day my sister, mom, and I were getting a start on our Christmas shopping. While chatting, my mom asked how my Facebook page was growing. For those of you who do not follow me there, Facebook has blown up. I will probably hit 100,000 followers there in the next couple of weeks. It's kind of mind blowing and super exciting to see it grow. I said to them..."Guys... soon people are going to recognize me in public!" My sister looked at me like "you are such a douche bag!"

She didn't actually call me a douche, but she gave me that look. 


Then again yesterday morning while talking "blog" with the husband. I said... "Husband, my page is kinda blowing up. I'm going to get stopped soon and asked 'are you that girl?'"

And guess what! I went grocery shopping a couple hours later, and a fan stopped me. I got to meet her husband, and kids as well. Guys I felt so FAMOUS. You can roll your eyes and call me a douche bag now, because am sure my sister would. And  I know I sound like it. But I am bursting with excitement! I feel big time (even though I am so not!)




To make Sunday that much better we made some Korean Tacos.

My husband was listening to NPR the other day and heard this story about a guy who owns a popular taco truck  in Southern California. His specialty? Korean BBQ Tacos. My husband was been wanting to try them, and I have been obsessed with the idea as well. Since we will probably not be in Cali anytime soon I figured I better make him a version of my own. 

The beef is made in a simple Asian inspired marinade, sauteed and then served in a tortilla with creamy coleslaw, avocado, fresh cilantro and kimchi.

Maybe, possibly, the best taco I have ever eaten.



Korean Inspired Tacos

Ingredients: 
  • Package of flour tortillas, I buy the small taco sized ones
  • 2 lbs flank steak, sliced thin and against the grain
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tbs sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce 
  • 1 tbs sriracha sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 3 whole green onions, greens and white part-diced
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • Creamy classic coleslaw for serving, recipe HERE  
  • Avocado for serving
  • Fresh cilantro for serving
  • Thin slices of red onion for serving
  • Kimchi ( I used store bought) 
 Directions:
  1. In a large freezer bag add rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, sriracha, brown sugar, garlic, green onions and ground ginger. Give a good shake so everything is combined.  
  2. Add your sliced flank steak into the bag and marinate overnight. 
  3. When ready to cook, heat 1 tbs vegetable oil to your pan over high heat.
  4. Remove steak pieces from bag (leaving the marinade for later use). Add steak to the hot fry pan. 
  5. Saute until browned on all sides.
  6. Sprinkle cornstarch over cooked steak and toss. 
  7. Slowly pour marinade over the steak and mix/cook until the mixture has thickened.
  8. For serving, place hot pieces of steak in your tortillas.
  9. Top with coleslaw, avocado slice,  slice of red onion and kimchi. 
  10. Sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro.... Then dig in!
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29 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure you are one blog post away from signing autographs, just saying;-)

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  2. These look fantastic! Pinning so I can try them later.

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  3. Can you come over for dinner? These look amazing!! Definitely giving them a try, thanks for sharing.a

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    1. Try them! So super good. We are having them again tomorrow!

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  4. Aww that's so fun! And it's really crazy what's going on with some pages on FB. Happy for you! :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel. Facebook has been weird lately. But I'll take it!

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  5. I think that's awesome Carrie! Can I have your autograph? ;-) Seriously though, so excited for you. And excited for these tacos. Food truck stylin' in the kitchen--love!

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    1. Thanks Erin!! I will send you a signed napkin ok?

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  6. That is extremely exciting! I think I might faint if that happened to me, I was ecstatic when my fb page exceeded 500 followers haha!

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    1. Thanks Mallory!! I was just as excited meeting someone like that as I was when I hit 500. It's the same feeling. That's what's so great about blogging and all it's milestones. Always something to be pumped about!

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  7. Amazing Carrie! Good for you - I wish I could grow my blog to that extent! Baby steps. This recipe looks so good - love a taco, anywhere...anytime! And, for the record, I'm pretty sure I'd recognize you in public so you are a NH celebrity in my mind. Just don't get mad if I raid your purse and car for leftover baked goods :)

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    1. Thanks Jess! I wish I carried baked goods in my purse....

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  8. Definitely just pinned these to make for dinner soon! Love everything about these! You're totally famous in my book! Congrats on the FB blow up!

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    1. my famous feeling is wearing off haha. But the 15 minutes of excitement was fun.

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  9. I am so happy that I found you..... Great recipes!

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  10. You aren't a douchebag, haha - that's total jealousy coming from your sister ;) own it, girl! You deserve it! And while you deserve your fame, I deserve this taco because oh man, I'm starving and this looks AWESOME!!

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  11. you are totally big time - if I spotted you in the store I'd certainly ask for an autograph :) and these tacos

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    1. Hahaha, not big time. It was a freak thing. I bet it will never happen again. My 15 minutes of feeling cool is up haha.

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  12. Oh wow, do these look scrumptious! The photos are amazing, I cannot wait to give this a try.

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  13. Carrie,
    You deserve every single 'like' you have, and I am not at all surprised. You are completely real, and that is what everyone loves about you. I think this FB thing is awesome. And I love the description that your sis gave you that look, mine would have done the same. TOtally! Ha ha. Ok, and these tacos!!! Amazing. Sharing with my puny fb page:) Lol! -K

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  14. These tacos are beautiful! I must make these ASAP!

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  15. These look amazing my try. My son loves any kind of taco so this will be fun. I was wondering about how spicy hot it is?

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  16. These look drool worthy, yum! I can't get enough taco recipes :)

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  17. This looks really fun! My bf is Korean and we both like spicy foods and avocado too. Downside is I have a lot of food allergies that prevent me from experimenting with Asian cuisine and don't know any Korean recipes, this is an awesome balance to start with! However, what can I use to sub for sesame oil and cornstarch (I'm allergic T-T)

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    1. Peanut oil and flour would work as subs.

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