Mexican Chorizo And Artichoke Tacos With Creamy Avocado-Serrano Salsa
Shake up a traditional Mexican style chorizo taco with sweet and tender artichokes. Mexican style chorizo is browned and seared in a pan and placed in a warm corn tortilla topped with crispy roasted artichokes, chopped white onion, fresh cilantro. Drizzle with our cool and creamy avocado-serrano salsa for an irresistible combination.
1lbMexican style chorizo, removed from casing (if needed)
2cansartichoke hearts (count 8-10), drained and rinsed
FOR THE SALSA
1small serrano chile pepper, stem and seeds removed
1lime, juice of
salt, to taste
For The Tacos
corn tortillas, warmed
white onion, chopped
PREPARING THE FILLING
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Put the chorizo in a skillet or heavy bottomed pan with a little oil on medium-high heat. Make sure the pan is not overcrowded so the chorizo can brown nicely. Be sure to break up the meat as you go. It should have a ground consistency when done. While the chorizo is cooking prepare the artichokes.
After rinsing the artichokes, drain well and then pat dry with a paper towel. Cut the artichokes into quarters and then cut them in half again. If you prefer larger pieces leave the artichokes quartered.
Prepare a small roasting pan. Toss the artichokes in a little olive oil, season with salt and pepper and roast for 12 to 14 minutes or until browned and crispy flipping halfway through for even cooking. Set aside.
PREPARING THE SALSA
Put the avocado, half the serrano chile, the lime juice and a pinch of salt in a blender or food processor. Add a couple tablespoons of water to achieve a creamy consistency. For more heat add the rest of the chile. Taste and season with salt if needed. Set aside.
PLATE THE TACOS
Warm corn tortillas on a griddle or skillet. Layer two tortillas per taco. Spoon some of the chorizos into the taco, then add the roasted artichokes. Garnish with chopped onion, cilantro, and the avocado-serrano salsa if desired.
Serve with slices of lime. Enjoy!
NOTE: Mexican style chorizo can be found in grocery stores in the sausage section. Some varieties come "cased" in a sausage form. These are fine and easily taken out of the casing. This is not the same thing as Spanish chorizo which is a cured and often times smoked product.