La Bonne Cuisine

La Bonne Cuisine Catering and Events is a full service wedding and corporate event catering company serving the San Francisco Bay area. 

WORLD FUSION TACOS

Homemade Corn Tortilla (Small)

Calories 100

Sodium 65 mg

Total Fat 2 g

Potassium 95 mg

Saturated 0 g

Total Carbs 18 g

Polyunsaturated 0 g

Dietary Fiber 2 g

Monounsaturated 0 g

Sugars 9 g

Trans 0 g

Protein 4 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Vitamin A 4%

Calcium 10%

Vitamin C 20%

Iron 10%

 

Vegan YES

Nuts NO

Dairy NO

Weight Watcher Point 2

 

Beef Short Ribs Vandaloo

Calories 120

Sodium 100 mg

Total Fat 4 g

Potassium 0 mg

Saturated 3 g

Total Carbs 19 g

Polyunsaturated 0 g

Dietary Fiber 9 g

Monounsaturated 0 g

Sugars 7 g

Trans 0 g

Protein 2 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Vitamin A 0%

Calcium 10%

Vitamin C 0%

Iron 2%

 

Vegetarian NO

Nuts NO

Dairy NO

Weight Watcher Point 6

 

Vegetarian Indian Samosa Filling

Calories212

Sodium 0 mg

Total Fat 3 g

Potassium 0 mg

Saturated 0 g

Total Carbs 0 g

Polyunsaturated 0 g

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Monounsaturated 0 g

Sugars 0 g

Trans 0 g

Protein 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Vitamin A 0%

Calcium 0%

Vitamin C 0%

Iron 0%

 

Vegan YES

Nuts NO

Dairy NO

Weight Watcher Point 3

 

Malaysian Thai Chicken Curry

Calories 351

Sodium 0 mg

Total Fat 0 g

Potassium 0 mg

Saturated 0 g

Total Carbs 0 g

Polyunsaturated 0 g

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Monounsaturated 0 g

Sugars 0 g

Trans 0 g

Protein 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Vitamin A 0%

Calcium 0%

Vitamin C 0%

Iron 0%

 

Vegan YES

Nuts NO

Dairy NO

Weight Watcher Point 5

 

The origins of the taco are not precisely known, and etymologies for the culinary usage of the word are generally theoretical.[1] According to the Real Academia Española, publisher of Diccionario de la Lengua Española, the word taco describes a typical Mexican dish of a maize tortilla folded around food.[2] This meaning of the Spanish word "taco" is a Mexican innovation, but in other dialects "taco" is used to mean "wedge; wad, plug; billiard cue; blowpipe; ramrod; short, stocky person; [or] short, thick piece of wood." In this non-culinary usage, the word "taco" has cognates in other European languages, including the French word "tache" and the English word "tack (nail)."[citation needed]

According to one etymological theory, the culinary meaning of "taco" derives from its "plug" meaning as employed among Mexican silver miners, who used explosive charges in plug form consisting of a paper wrapper and gunpowder filling.[1]

Indigenous origins for the culinary word "taco" are also proposed. One possibility is that the word derives from the Nahuatl word "tlahco", meaning "half" or "in the middle,"[3] in the sense that food would be placed in the middle of a tortilla.[4] Furthermore, dishes analogous to the taco were known to have existed in Pre-Columbian society—for example, the Náhuatl word "tlaxcalli" (a type of corn tortilla).[3]

History

The taco predates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. There is anthropological evidence that the indigenous people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish. Writing at the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal Díaz del Castillo documented the first taco feast enjoyed by Europeans, a meal which Hernán Cortés arranged for his captains in Coyoacán.[5][6]

Traditional tacos

There are many traditional varieties of tacos:

Tacos al pastor made with adobadameat.

·         Tacos al pastor/de adobada ("shepherd style") are made of thin pork steaks seasoned with adobo seasoning, then skewered and overlapped on one another on a vertical rotisserie cooked and flame-broiled as it spins.

·         Tacos de asador ("spit" or "grill" tacos) may be composed of any of the following: carne asada tacostacos de tripita ("tripe tacos"), grilled until crisp; and, chorizo asado (traditional Spanish-style sausage). Each type is served on two overlapped small tortillas and sometimes garnished with guacamolesalsa, onions, and cilantro (coriander). Also, prepared on the grill is a sandwiched taco called mulita ("little mule") made with meat served between two tortillas and garnished with Oaxaca style cheese. "Mulita" is used to describe these types of sandwiched tacos in the Northern States of Mexico while they are known as Gringa in the Mexican south and are prepared using wheat flour tortillas. Tacos may also be served with salsa.[7][8]

·         Tacos de cabeza ("head tacos"), in which there is a flat punctured metal plate from which steam emerges to cook the head of the cow. These include: Cabeza, a serving of the muscles of the head; Sesos ("brains"); Lengua("tongue"); Cachete ("cheeks"); Trompa ("lips"); and, Ojo ("eye"). Tortillas for these tacos are warmed on the same steaming plate for a different consistency. These tacos are typically served in pairs, and also include salsa, onion, and cilantro (coriander) with occasional use of guacamole.

·         Tacos de camarones ("shrimp tacos") also originated in Baja California in Mexico. Grilled or fried shrimp are used, usually with the same accompaniments as fish tacos: lettuce or cabbage, pico de gallo, avocado and a sour cream or citrus/mayonnaise sauce, all placed on top of a corn or flour tortilla.

·         Tacos de cazo (literally "bucket tacos") for which a metal bowl filled with lard is typically used as a deep-fryer. Meats for these types of tacos typically include Tripa ("tripe", usually from a pig instead of a cow); Suadero (tender beef cuts), Carnitas and Buche (Literally, "crop", as in bird's crop; here, it is fried pig's esophagus.

·         Tacos de lengua (beef tongue tacos), which are cooked in water with onions, garlic, and bay leaves for several hours until tender and soft, then sliced and sautéed in a small amount of oil. "It is said that unless a taqueria offers tacos de lengua, it is not a real taqueria."

Two fish tacos in Bonita, California

·         Tacos de pescado ("fish tacos") originated in Baja California in Mexico, where they consist of grilled or fried fish, lettuce or cabbage, pico de gallo, and a sour cream or citrus/mayonnaise sauce, all placed on top of a corn or flour tortilla. In the United States, they were first popularized by the Rubio's fast-food chain, and remain most popular in California, Colorado, and Washington. In California, they are often found at street vendors, and a regional variation is to serve them with cabbage and coleslaw dressing on top.

·         Tacos dorados (fried tacos; literally, "golden tacos") called flautas ("flute", because of the shape), or taquitos, for which the tortillas are filled with pre-cooked shredded chicken, beef or barbacoa, rolled into an elongated cylinder and deep-fried until crisp. They are sometimes cooked in a microwave oven or broiled.

·         Tacos sudados ("sweaty tacos") are made by filling soft tortillas with a spicy meat mixture, then placing them in a basket covered with cloth. The covering keeps the tacos warm and traps steam ("sweat") which softens them.

 

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