Tacos | Basics with Babish

Tacos | Basics with Babish

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This week on Basics I’m going to show you how to transform taco night. I’ll show you how to make corn tortillas, different proteins, and garnishes.

Ingredients & Grocery List:
+ For tortillas:
2 cups Masa harina
1 1/4 cups Water

+ For chimichurri and skirt steak:
1 Fresno pepper
2 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
1/4 cup Olive oil
Handful cilantro or parsley
4-5 cloves garlic
Small handful fresh oregano
Salt and pepper
1 skirt steak

+ For the chicken and its marinade:
2 chicken breasts
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 limes, juiced
Shakes of:
White pepper
Smoked paprika
Cayenne Pepper
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

+ For the chorizo potato filling:
2 russet potatoes
Dash of white vinegar
2 links of chorizo (casings removed)
Vegetable oil
Olive oil

+ For the rajas con crema (to accompany the chicken):
3 poblano peppers
1/4 white onion, sliced
Dried oregano
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 lime, juiced
Salt and pepper

+ For the pickled radishes (to accompany the chicken):
4 radishes, thinly sliced
2ish cups of apple cider vinegar
Mustard seeds, whole peppercorns, and dill (optional)

+ Other garnishes (to accompany any taco):
Half of one white onion, diced
Cilantro or parsley to taste
One lime, juiced
Cotija or feta cheese

Special equipment:
+ For the tortillas:
Tortilla press or large skillet
Nonstick or cast iron skillet
Gallon size plastic storage bag

+ For the chimichurri:
Food processor
Gallon plastic bag for chimichurri marinade

Blue Apron tacos recipe: https://www.blueapron.com/recipes/hoisin-chicken-tacos-with-marinated-cucumber-miso-roasted-sweet-potatoes

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49 Responses

  1. Vass TT says:

    1:28 im not sure whether he said presto or press dough

  2. Lun Hing says:

    You and Brad uploaded on the same day now I have something to watch thanks lol

  3. Lisa Fenix says:

    TACO THURSDAY! I dig it. Thank you for another amazing episode of basics with babish, you should do one on sanitation and cleaning/prep!!! Its just as important as the amazing meals you make.
    also i’ve totally tried blue apron and it was a ton of fun. I still make the recipes from it cause I saved all the recipe cards 😀

  4. Brian the Trainer says:

    The Kanker’s burgers from Ed, Edd, n Eddy

  5. Thomas Lambdin says:

    Hey there babby, I’m a college student right now and I don’t have a lot of money/pans/time but I really enjoy cooking, could you do a college student special for those like me? I’m curious to see what your mind would come up with.

  6. Hajira S. says:

    “You can omit this if you’re a *w u s s* ”

    I’ve never felt so attacked in my life

  7. yesu alejandro says:

    Doesn’t matter what you do, you’re abuelita will always make it better. :v

  8. James says:

    You should make a behind the scenes series called “ bloopers with babish”

  9. Austinschmidy says:

    Makes Mexican food and uses parsley instead of cilantro smh

  10. Tiishen says:

    Wait, did I get redirected from YouTube to some high production value TV show?

  11. phoenixrising7777 says:

    Can you make lobster tail pastries? Sooooooooo good!!!

  12. Lowly Anon says:

    I’ve honestly learned more on this channel at home than my culinary course last year :/

  13. I'm lost, please help. says:

    No cute tiny whisk?!.. Hold up.. cute tiny bottle of rice vinegar. Okay the food should be good then; enjoy!

  14. stephanie iniguez says:

    Abuelitas and tias everywhere are screaming because you didn’t use your hands to flip your Tortillas 😂

  15. James Simmons says:

    “Basics with Babish” is essentially just “Unthemed Babish” at this point. There was nothing basic about those precise, mouth-watering tacos.

  16. Maurice Jenkins says:

    It’ll be dope to see you compete on Master Chef

  17. Micheal says:

    Blue Apron?
    That shit is terrible. No not but from there. It’s pure shit!

  18. Owlbear Aviary says:

    I wish you hadn’t partnered with one of these meal delivery services that produce more waste for a single meal than should occur in a week of cooking.

  19. Emily says:

    Hey Binging with Babish

    Tap on me ###

  20. Madison says:

    Hey Binging with Babish

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