Found the most fabulous tomatoes and earthy, lovely portabello mushrooms at the Union Square Greenmarket. In celebration of these fresh ingredients, we made mushroom tacos. —Fam to Table
Ripe, juicy tomatoes
Cloves garlic, crushed
Fresh serrano chili
Salt & Pepper
Mushrooms & Taco Filling
Portabello mushrooms, sliced
Cloves of crushed garlic
red onion, finely chopped
Pack mini corn tortillas
In This Recipe
Start by making the tomato salsa. Preheat the oven to 400F. Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water to remove the skins and chop into quarters. Season with a good lug of extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, crushed garlic, cumin and chipotle. Roast in the oven for about 40 mins or until the tomatoes are soft, squishy and smelling delicious.
Once done, transfer to a blender, add the chili (seeds and all), check the seasoning and blend to a smooth sauce-like consistency.
Next, start the mushrooms - in a good skillet add the remaining two cloves of crushed garlic, onion, a lug of olive oil and the paprika. Cook on a medium heat until the onions soften and brown slighty (about 10 minutes). Then add the mushrooms and cook for another 10 mins or until the mushrooms turn dark and start oozing juices. Season to taste.
Serve with a wedge of fresh lime, slices of avocado, cheese and garnished with fresh cilantro. Side of corn on the cob. Lashings of red wine optional, but highly recommended.