On November 2, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated in Mexico. I love all the different altars and sculptures and artwork associated with the holiday.
One of my goals for this year’s MoFo was to attempt to make tortillas from scratch, so when better than Day of the Dead? And what better to make with those homemade tortillas than authentic tacos (or as authentic as an East-Coast Scots-Irish-German mutt can manage)? I bought a wooden tortilla press and everything! Sometimes I really hate store-bought tortillas, but I wasn’t sure just how difficult making my own tortillas would be. Well, it’s easy! You have to get special masa corn flour, which is just corn treated with lime. I found it at a regular supermarket. The recipe I used was really simple- just flour and water!
For the filling, I soaked some Soy Curls in a mixture of hot water, Better than Bouillon vegetable flavor, marmite, and some Mexican chipotle and almond paste I got from one of the Mexican stalls in Reading Terminal Market.
I also sauteed some red onion, peppers, shallot, and garlic, and made a whole bunch of different garnishes- chopped scallions, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, pickled red onions, guacamole, red cabbage, arugula, pickled jalapenos, lime wedges. Such pretty colors!
I got to use this fancy serving dish I’ve had sitting around for a little while:
I also added some Tofutti sour cream and green salsa. The tortillas were very small and it was hard to not overstuff them. But they tasted fantastic! Way better than those hard taco shells!