Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.
Today: Taco night gets some unexpected guests.
Here in Dallas, there are various categories of tacos to be found. I tend to seek out the classic, authentic sort -- though on rare occasions, I crave those with a sense of humor. These tacos are a departure from what you would find at a taco stand; instead, they're charred tortillas folded around crispy, garlicky ground lamb and arugula leaves. The ingredients, however, mingle like new friends (even if unexpected ones).
Eight 6-inch corn tortillas
?1 tablespoon olive oil?
2 garlic cloves, chopped
?1 teaspoon ground coriander
?1/4 teaspoon cayenne?
1 pound ground lamb ?
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
?2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, plus wedges for serving if desired?
1/2 cup crumbled feta ?
1 cup baby arugula
As a freelance food writer and cook, I first wrote this style of recipe as a column on my blog, The Wright Recipes, as an excuse to cook good food for my friends in a quick and simple way.
Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute™ Meals grew into a cookbook that was published by Workman in May 2013. The recipes found here are original, made especially for Food52 to once again celebrate simple food with friends.
Photo by Caroline Wright