Tacos. Lots of people do them, but not a lot of people do them like us. After the last time we did tacos I got a phone call from one of our regulars. It went something like this:
“Those tacos… I have eaten on the streets of Mexico and in countless taquerias. But those were the best ****ing tacos I have ever eaten in my life. I am stuffed.”
With comments like that, it’s hard for us to not bring back our beloved tacos. You really can’t buy better press than that. So here you go. The Love Box: Tacos Edition.
Pork Carnitas We use a traditional method for cooking our carnitas. Lean pork is slowly braised with fresh citrus and aromatic spices, then gently shredded with forks before being broiled until chewy and crispy. When we first launched the Love Box, we did carnitas. Anna and I put countless (and delicious) hours into tweaking our recipe to make everything perfect for our first launch, and it’s high time we brought it back.
Salsa fresca A hand diced fresh salsa with a wide array of citrus and herbal flavours that dance across the palate. Anna has taken to referring to it as “Mike’s salsa,” as it’s one of those recipes that lives in my head. We’ve stopped trying to write the recipe down, there’s just too much to it.
Whipped queso fresco Fresh Mexican cheese, grated and whipped. The perfect topping.
Pickled onions and cabbage The ideal pop of acidity to accent the deep rich flavours in the carnitas, with just the right amount of crunch.
Red bean pesto Similar to a refried bean, but silky smooth. When Anna first showed me this recipe, I was in awe. I could not understand how she managed to pack so much flavour into it. It provides a subtle depth to the taco in every bite.
Grilled soft shell flour tortillas
Toasted elote salad Elote is a common street food in Mexico. It’s grilled corn topped with crema and a blend of spices. We’ve taken this famous grilled corn and made it into a tasty salad to pair with the tacos, but it doubles as a topping.
Mexican chocolate fudge brownie A rich chocolate brownie with a hint of chili and cinnamon. We love desserts like this; the ones that carry just a hint of flavour from the main dish into a rich finale.
Shredded Jackfruit Barbacoa (Vegetarian Option) When looking at the best vegetarian options we’ve done in the past, the shredded jackfruit mechado from our Venezuelan Love Box really stood out. So we took our classic barbacoa marinade and tweaked it for a shredded jackfruit. Young jackfruit marinated and braised in a blend of citrus fruits, onions, garlic, tomatoes, spices, and our house blend of peppers, giving it truly outstanding flavour.
Order cutoff is Wednesday May 19th at 3pm with delivery Thursday May 20th between 11am and 5pm.
As usual, we can do a half-vegetarian half-meat box so everyone gets fed. Just include a note with your preference at checkout.
Never hesitate to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask us about any dietary restrictions you may have before you order. We love to feed people and always do our best to accommodate.