Old El Paso offered me the chance to try out some of the new range of Restaurante Soft Taco Kits. I chose to try the Baja Fish and Chicken Tinga taco kits. I love the idea of crispy seasoned fish tacos, and also the spicy Mexican-style chicken, so they were my top choices. But now I have tried these kits I cannot wait to also taste the Steak Carne Asada and the Pork Al Pastor as well.
What is great about these taco kits from Old El Paso is how quick and easy they are to prepare. As a busy family we are out all day at work or college (culinary school for me!), and by the time the day is over, as the chef of the house, I’m not always in the mood to cook a big dinner. I want something that is fast, delicious and still a treat. So that is where these soft taco kits come in handy! They take less than 30 minutes to make and are something the whole family will love eating.
Tacos are a popular Mexican street food for a reason. The theme behind the new range from Old El Paso is to #CookLikeTheLocals. Whenever I go on holiday or travel I love to indulge in the local culture and food. I’ve not yet had the chance to visit Mexico yet (it is on my bucket list!), but making and eating these tacos means I get to experience the taste of Mexico in my own home.
Chicken Tinga or “Tinga de Pollo” is a popular taco found on every street-food stall in Mexico City. Originating in the Puebla region of Mexico, the aromatic flavours are a combination of tomatoes, onions, garlic, and chipotle chillies – which give these tacos its distinctive smoky flavour.
This easy mix comes with soft tortillas, Tinga seasoning and chipotle sauce included. All you have to grab is chicken, onion and any toppings you like and get cooking!
The Baja Fish Taco kit was delicious. It got a big thumbs up from the taste testers, and we all really loved the flaky flavourful fish. The Baja seasoning which you mix into sour cream was really great and complimented the slightly spicy fish. It was a joint effort making these tacos, I prepared the fish and dusted it in the Baja seasoning whilst my sister Becky was in charge of preparing the dip and toasting the tortillas. The tacos came together in no time at all and made a great dinner!
The Chicken Tinga Tacos are my particular favourite. I’m a sucker for Mexican spiced chicken in soft tacos so I knew I was going to love them even before tasting! The chipotle sauce was fantastic drizzled over each taco, and because I really like spicy food I added lots to my tacos! We served ours with chopped avocado, cherry tomatoes and crunchy red onion.
Overall, I’d definitely be using these again in the future!
To watch how to make the tacos, click the link here > https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOldElPasoUK
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