Tacos are among the most beloved Mexican dishes. The feeling of biting into a soft or crispy shell filled with a mix of various veggies or meat is quite satisfying. However, we usually associate the joy of eating tacos only with restaurants. Making them at home seems like an impossible task, which is why we prefer eating at our favourite Mexican restaurant whenever we crave tacos. Of course, they always taste super delicious, as they are masters at making them. But don't worry; you too can recreate restaurant-style tacos from the comfort of your kitchen. You don't need to enrol yourself in a fancy Mexican cooking class for this. All you need to do is be a bit more mindful of the ingredients you use and the steps involved in the process.
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Cooking Tips: Here Are 5 Easy Tips To Make Restaurant-Style Tacos:
1. Use fresh ingredients
How good your taco tastes depends on the quality of the ingredients you use to make it. The fresher the ingredients are, the better it'll taste. If you're making a vegetarian taco, opt for fresh veggies and cheese. Similarly, for a non-vegetarian one, consider buying fresh meat instead of prepackaged options. It may seem like an extra effort, but trust us, the results are always spectacular.
2. Heat your tortillas
Tortilla provides the base for the taco. It helps keep all the fillings and sauces in place and prevents them from leaking. Whether you make them at home or buy them from the store, it's important to warm them slightly on a non-stick pan or in a microwave. This helps give the tortillas a nice soft texture, just like the ones you get in a restaurant.
3. Balance out the ingredients
We know it can be quite tempting to add a whole bunch of ingredients to your taco. Often, we feel like we still need to add more when the taco is already quite full. But this may not be such a great idea as they won't stay there for long. Add all the ingredients in moderation to ensure that your taco stays intact and that you can enjoy it without the fear of it falling apart.
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4. Add lemon juice/sour cream
While dining out at a Mexican restaurant, you must've noticed that almost all dishes are served with lemon wedges or sour cream. But have you ever wondered why this is so? It's because they help balance out the flavours and provide a tangy and refreshing taste to them. Don't skip adding a bit of both to your taco to relish restaurant-style flavours.
5. Use the right type of cheese
A taco without cheese in it would taste quite boring, which is why it is a must when making them. However, the type of cheese you decide to use can make a huge difference. With so many options in the market, choosing the right one can become a bit of a task. For restaurant-style flavours, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, or mozzarella cheese will be your best options.
Now that you're aware of these tips, keep them in mind the next time you make tacos at home. Let us know how they worked for you in the comments below. If you're looking for interesting taco recipes, click here to explore our collection.
About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.