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Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
Tacos al Carbon on 10/02/2010 20:27:10 MDT Print View

Yum.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Tacos al Carbon on 10/02/2010 20:36:30 MDT Print View

998 more posts to go! :)

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Tacos al Carbon on 10/02/2010 21:14:53 MDT Print View

"998 more posts to go! :)"

Heh heh heh. ;-)

Steofan The Apostate
(simaulius) - F

Locale: Bohemian Alps
"Tacos al Carbon" on 10/02/2010 21:43:40 MDT Print View

Just missed the GoLite Dawn...so I'd better jump in here while there's still time!

997!

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: "Tacos al Carbon" on 10/03/2010 15:53:46 MDT Print View

How is that different from fajitas?

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: "Tacos al Carbon" on 10/03/2010 16:00:54 MDT Print View

Lynn,
Tacos are usually beef or chicken, with fresh stuff added - lettuce, salsa, etc.

Fajitas are usually beef or chicken, with cooked stuff added - pepper and onions

Edited by greg23 on 10/03/2010 16:01:26 MDT.

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: Re: "Tacos al Carbon" on 10/03/2010 16:10:44 MDT Print View

So if you cook your salad ingredients, it's a fajita. Otherwise it a taco al carbon? I must be missing something...

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Tacos al Carbon" on 10/03/2010 18:53:33 MDT Print View

Ehhhh, i think you guys are off here but close, al carbon in spanish, translates along the lines of "the charcoal". Basically anything can be al carbon if it's charbroiled on a grill over hot wood coals, that part is very specific, after that you'll find al carbon served in various forms, sometimes with grilled onions and peppers, salsa of the green and red variety on the side, sometimes with flour tortillas, other times with corn tortillas, it really depends on your preference and how close to the border you are and what style of al carbon the vendor is deriving from. This is a pretty basic staple here in my town. Enchiladas top the list though, followed closely by the green chile relleno.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Tacos al Carbon on 10/03/2010 18:57:02 MDT Print View

My take is that it's a taco that has been somewhat overcooked, resulting in a layer of carbon on one side. You can scrape it off or eat as is. My mother used to tell me that eating burnt food would make me sing better. For some reason I never believed her!

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Tacos al Carbon on 10/03/2010 19:09:49 MDT Print View

Don't forget about the effects of the Mexican cuisine on the overall methane production, especially in the Southwest.

990 left!

Edited by T.L. on 10/03/2010 19:10:35 MDT.

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: Tacos al Carbon on 10/03/2010 19:15:34 MDT Print View

"Don't forget about the effects of the Mexican cuisine on the overall methane production, especially in the Southwest."

I don't think that applies to tacos al carbon, unless you're gonna char cook your beans.

Enchiladas....yummmmmm

Brian Camprini
(bcamprini) - MLife

Locale: Southern Appalachians
Re: Tacos al Carbon on 10/03/2010 19:17:27 MDT Print View

Cooked over mesquite coals and served with fresh tortillas, cilantro, limes, and pineapple on a clear night in the mountains of northern Mexico.

Anyone know any good trails south of the border?

Steofan The Apostate
(simaulius) - F

Locale: Bohemian Alps
Tacos al Carbon on 10/03/2010 20:10:15 MDT Print View

I had trout tacos for the first time just the other day... wow!

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Tacos al Carbon on 10/03/2010 21:19:02 MDT Print View

I like fish tacos!

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Tacos al Carbon" on 10/03/2010 22:09:42 MDT Print View

Trout tacos? Now I like the sound of that!

We do barbacoa de cabeza tacos down here, it's cows head slow roasted until the meat falls off the bone, the meat is fine and shredded, throw in some red chile, and heap it on top of a warm tortilla.... delicious! Also try lengua (cows tongue) sometime if you come across it, it all starts to taste very similar, but it's the different textures that set the meat apart. I don't eat them very often, but tripas (small intestine) are good on tacos as well. All the different meats are usually served up with warmed corn or flour tortillas, pico or red and green salsas, guacamole, and beans where I live.

Edited by Eugeneius on 10/03/2010 22:10:45 MDT.

David Olsen
(oware)

Locale: Steptoe Butte
tacos and Swedish shoes on 10/04/2010 11:00:46 MDT Print View

I remember a factoid that if you took all of the taco filling
that fell out of tacos while being eaten, in one year the
total worldwide amount would fill the shoes of every man,
woman and child in Sweden.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Tacos al Sweden" on 10/05/2010 00:33:32 MDT Print View

Why do I suddenly have the desire to never touch a taco again? I can do small intestine and cows head tacos, what I cannot do is the thought of Swedish wooden clogs filled with taco meat.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Tacos al Sweden on 10/05/2010 07:32:59 MDT Print View

Come on Eugene, you just need a few real, fresh flour tortillas, some good Hatch green chile, and you could empty that wooden clog in no time!

Edited by skinewmexico on 10/05/2010 07:33:29 MDT.

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Tacos al Sweden on 10/05/2010 08:05:32 MDT Print View

What I want to know is if the taco filling that then fell out of the Swedish clogs might be enough to fill all the cowboy boots in Ringling, Montana?

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Tacos al Carbon" on 10/05/2010 08:12:09 MDT Print View

Gary, I believe all the spilled taco meat could fill every cowboy boot in the state of Montana!