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Karl’s Corn and Mango Salsa

I am making Indian tacos this weekend and daughter Miriam cannot eat most of the salsas I am planning to make to top these Native American treats. Miriam is currently “off” garlic, onions, and chilies—which means I need a salsa that does not include any of these. Corn and mango came to mind and I went to work with that idea.

Karl’s Corn and Mango Salsa

Karl’s Corn and Mango Salsa

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Karl’s al Pastor Taco Salad with Hot-Pan Salsa

I had bought meat to make tacos al pastor for dinner, but Jan said wanted something lighter—code word “salad.” A few weeks ago, I made a chicken taco salad that was a raging success, a dish sure to become a regular family meal. However, it doesn’t always have to be exactly the same, I thought about trying that as an al pastor taco salad.

Karl’s al Pastor Taco Salad with Hot-Pan Salsa

Karl’s al Pastor Taco Salad
with Hot-Pan Salsa

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Karl’s Fish Taco Salad

Jan was gifted with two small heirloom tomatoes and a large ripe avocado. She requested a dinner with salsa and guacamole. I have gotten a bit tired of fish wrapped in a taco shell, so I thought I would turn it into a salad.

Karl's Fish Taco Salad

Karl’s Fish Taco Salad

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Karl’s Middle Eastern Tacos

As a Californian, I like to do mash-ups—taking the ingredients of one culture and the cooking techniques of another to create something new. Jan wanted taco’s, but I was growing of the same old, beef, pork, chicken or fish with the usual Mexican spices and salsas. I decided to take kubideh and make something different with it.

Karl’s Middle Eastern Tacos

Karl’s Middle Eastern Tacos

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Karl’s Corn Salsa

Fish tacos have become a weekday meal at our house. If I do not have a lot of time, they can be simply topped with some cilantro, guacamole, and diced onion. If I have more time, I will make pickled red cabbage and a salsa to go with the fish.

Karl’s Corn Salsa

Karl’s Corn Salsa

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Karl’s Santa Maria Style Salsa

Santa Maria style salsa is a necessary accompaniment to Santa Maria barbecue. I, of course, could not make it exactly as they do in Santa Maria.

Karl’s Santa Maria Style Salsa

Karl’s Santa Maria Style Salsa

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Karl’s Salsa de Seville

I am making mojo carne asada tacos and I wanted a salsa that would match well with the Seville sour oranges. It seemed logical to replace the usual lime juice or lemon juice with Seville orange juice. It turned out to be a good choice.

Karl’s Salsa de Seville

Karl’s Salsa de Seville

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Karl’s Tacos de Lengua (Beef Tongue)

Jan and Eilene are off in England for a conference so I decided to make beef tongue.  A three pound tongue is a lot for one person to eat, so I am going to make as many variations as I have the tongue and the stomach for. Last night it was simple sliced tongue with mustard. Tonight it is Beef Tongue Tacos.

Karl’s Tacos de Lengua (Beef Tongue)

Karl’s Tacos de Lengua (Beef Tongue)

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Karl’s Salsa Fresca

Topping for the fish tacos. This salsa may be used with any Mexican meal. Indian Chili power is a favorite of mine. It includes the whole chili (seeds and all) and has a lot more flavor than Cayenne pepper. 

Karl’s Salsa Fresca

Karl’s Salsa Fresca

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