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Cook.Eat.Write.Repeat: Tacos Al-Pastor by Edith Estrada

Adobo Marinade

Ingredients: 4 Guajillo Chile, 1 Ancho Chile, 2 Garlic Cloves, 2 Cloves, ½ tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar, Salt and Pepper to taste

Tacos Al-Pastor Ingredients: 1 Block Extra Firm Tofu, Adobo Marinade, Corn Tortillas, 1 Cup Diced White Onion, 1 Cup Cilantro, Avocado Salsa of Choice, 2 tbsp oil

Instructions:

Adobo Marinade Cut off the stem of the chiles and pour out the seeds from the inside. If you like spice, you can leave some of the seeds in. Wash the chiles with water. Boil the chiles in water until soft. In a blender, add the soft chiles and the rest of the ingredients. Allow to cool. Strain the blender mix, and marinade your choice of protein. The longer you marinade your protein, the stronger the flavor. Once marinaded, throw the protein into some oil on a pan and serve how you like! Instructions: Serving with tofu as protein Dry off the tofu as much as you can with a towel. Less moisture is best for texture and flavor absorption. Cut the tofu in small pieces. Mix the tofu with the adobo marinade and leave in the fridge. The longer it marinades, the stronger the flavor. Heat the oil in a pan and throw in the tofu. Sauté until the tofu is hot. In a bowl, mix the onion and cilantro. Heat the tortillas you would like to eat. Serve the tofu on tortillas and top with the onion-cilantro mixture, some smashed or diced avocado, and your salsa of choice!

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Genevieve (she/her) is a second-year Biomedical Engineering student. After graduating, she plans on attending graduate school for Biomedical Engineering. She joined The Paisano in Fall 2022. In her free time she enjoys being with family and friends, doing arts and crafts, reading and watching TV.

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