I've been keeping up with my meatless meals goal, and this one has been one of my favorites. I mean, it's a taco that tastes like beer. What more could a girl ask for? I've been cooking up a storm from Thug Kitchen since my birthday. Johnny challenged me to cook every recipe in the book, so I've set off on that journey. This is a top two recipe from the book so far for me.
spicy beer and lime cauliflower tacos (from Thug Kitchen)
note: I actually cut up a head of cauliflower for this, but if you're looking to save time go ahead and buy the pre-cut stuff.
about 1 pound cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
3/4 cup beer of your choosing (I used Coppertail Brewing's Free Dive IPA)
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1 tbsp lime juice
1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp Cholula hot sauce
2 gloves garlic, sliced
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
taco toppings: salsa, avocado, cilantro, the lime and cilantro slaw from Thug Kitchen…
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Warm the beer, vegetable broth, lime juice, soy sauce, hot sauce, and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat. Add in your cauliflower pieces and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Drain the cauliflower. In a large bowl, combine the spices, olive oil, cauliflower, and onion together, making sure everything is covered. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Toast your tortillas in a skillet and assemble your perfect tacos.